DKL is a conspiratorialist. Whooda thought it? He seemed to me more like the type to read obscure books about Kafka than hatch wacky plots about people out to get him, especially when it comes to throwing us Snarkers into the pot. Anyway, enough philosophizing, on to the snarking. The current rankings have been updated over on LDSdefect, the "u configr it" link page by MoronMentality. But, if you click on that link now, its missing a little something that was there on Sunday, as follows:

    Moreover, some of the data might be considered evidence of collusion among registered users to bias the results. For example, the MA blogs and the Snarkernackle all had exactly the same number of placements in the "Blogs One" category. I haven't ventured to pry into the data further to discover who placed it where (nor will I), and I offer no hypothesis. Even so, it is an interesting coincidence. Fortunately, there are enough results to somewhat dilute such efforts."

So, um, Dastardly Dave, did you pry into the data further and discover an error in your script that tabulates values, or something like that, and discover this "interesting coincidence" was in fact a load of rubbish? DD, come on, like anyone in the Moarch gives a toot about you and your silly notions of grandeur. Yep, you caught us DD, we here at the Snarkernacle were actively recruiting Indian and Chinese college students (whom we paid in EverQuest gold pieces) to promote us and the Moarch all into box 1 because LDSdefect is such a terrible threat to us that we have nothing better to do than conspire against you and scheme and plot to overthow your brilliant efforts which threaten our very existence. But, alas, the thousands of mercenary college students we hired couldn't swamp the dozens of registered users, and our efforts at resurrecting the Gadianton Robbers has failed...sniff...sniff...wah!

We cannot speak for the Moarch, but there is no doubt in our minds here that if the SN were ever promoted to box 1 by the Nacle community you would not put us there, so like we ever even bother trying, or anyone else for that matter. (But, hey, maybe we shouldn't be so hard on old DLK/MPJ since he did even kick his own wunderkind Blather of Heathens to the curb when it got demoted instead of elevating it to box 1--maybe he isn't that vain after all).


Christian Y. Cardall said... @ February 27, 2006 at 10:27 AM

DKL is an honest broker.

Which I'm sure means a great deal to you, coming from me. ;->

FWIW, you're in my "Blogs 1", Snarker.

Stephen said... @ February 27, 2006 at 11:17 AM

I guess I should register and set up the blogs differently from the default, but I find the default settings interesting.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ February 27, 2006 at 11:44 AM

Yeah, ABC, you and MPJ are a couple of real trustworthy guys if there ever were two in the Nacle. We have the unapologetic DKL who still glories in his former pastime of cyber cross dressing, and a self-appointed prophetic hockey player who probably wouldn't have confessed his participation had MPJ not inadvertently exposed him. Yep.

I dunno, ABC, you might be part of the conspiracy too!!! Noo noo nooooo! Being part of the Moarch oligarchy.

But seriously folks, I am sure DKL is a perfectly honest guy...when someone is holding his feet to the flames, just like the rest of us, right? And, if we registered at LDSdefect, we'd bump the Sinozist up
to Box 1, just so we could snark ya first. JK.

Stephen, You do whatever you want, don't feel the need to promote the one blog whom you were the very first ever groupie of. No, I would never encourage you to PROMOTE SNARKERNACLE TO THE FIRST BOX. Never. Didn't even occur to me. But, you know, Stephen, old buddy, I do have some EverQuest gold pieces I'm not using...

Christian Y. Cardall said... @ February 27, 2006 at 12:02 PM

Dude, I'm not an MA oligarch. I'm in their 4th box.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ February 27, 2006 at 12:05 PM

Oh, alright, sheesh, touchy touchy. But you are an "MA blog" and that was DKL's definition (the oligarch thing was just my added flourish), so you can still be part of the conspiracy. The more you deny it, the more I am convinced you are!!!!!

Birtha's Boytoy said... @ February 27, 2006 at 12:32 PM

Are "MA Blogs" the MA Founders? or just any blog listed on MA? Every owner of every blog conspiring to fix the results would be a huge conspiracy and a miracle to boot. It's probably the MA Founders. They're known to work together anyway.

stephen, you can set up ldselect however you like even without registering, and you'll never lose the ability to view the default. You can now switch between your own settings and the default settings using the tabs in the upper left corner of the page.

Registering on LDSelect just means that your preferences count toward determining the default view.

DKL does seem a bit paranoid. The only evidence I see of a conspiracy is between the Snarker and DKL. DKL gets all this free publicity for his pet project (and can someone remind me what he stands to gain by this anyway?), and the Snarker gets moved up a notch. Keep it up, Snarker! You'll be in "Blogs One" in no time.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ February 27, 2006 at 1:41 PM

Birtha's BoyToy, if you keep spreading these false, vitrioloic, salacious, and...and...and..irritating rumours about me being DKL's shill...I will...I will...SCREAM!!! And scratch your eyes out! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHRRRRGGGGHHH!! No!

OK, alright already. So, its true. I admit it. DKL is the Snarker. You knew it all along.

Steve EM, Evangelical Mormon and conscience of the Nacle said... @ February 27, 2006 at 2:14 PM

DKL must be the man from Nantucket.

NFlanders said... @ February 27, 2006 at 3:47 PM

I have to admit that the only reason I registered at LDSelect was to demote T&S and M* to box 4 and then make them invisible.

You'll always be in my Box 1, Snarky.

Ryan said... @ February 27, 2006 at 4:25 PM

On a totally unrelated note, Snarker, did you borrow our "every post has an associated picture" concept?

I ask not by way of accusation, I'm just looking for validation. We thought it was kind of a unique aspect of our blog. Or am I just being presumptuous?

Snarkimus Prime said... @ February 27, 2006 at 7:00 PM

Thanks Ned, you rock my world.

Ryan, the pics are just for laffs. If we can find some that add some humor to it, then it goes in, if not then no. No, we aren't copying you noobies, noob.

Rusty said... @ February 27, 2006 at 8:48 PM

It's probably the MA Founders. They're known to work together anyway.

Uh... huh? Wait, are you suggesting that we decided together to all go in and register and adjust the page so it's a collectively-agreed-upon way? Uh... okay. (remind me again, why would we care?)

FWIW, we haven't even had a group email since shortly after DKL's site went live. And I haven't even looked at it since then (the MA was never broke).

Christian C, your defense of DKL cracks me up. I don't know why but it's just funny for Aaron Cox to be telling everyone that Miranda is honest. I love it.

a random John said... @ February 27, 2006 at 10:58 PM

I've got the snark in box one as well. Glad to see you guys moving up in the world.

Kaimi said... @ February 28, 2006 at 12:53 AM

Can't handle the heat in MA box 3, huh, Flanders? I don't care of you're the nicest guy in the world, buddy. You're a jerk. End of story.


I wish I knew how to quit you.


It's too bad that snarkernacle isn't written in slashcode. I would give your comment a -5. No more Everquest gold pieces for you, pal.

Anonymous said... @ February 28, 2006 at 1:02 AM


I know you're terribly busy, and I know that she's officially the nicest woman in the nacle, and it would be terribly mean to suggest snarking her. Still, if you don't say _something_ about little miss I'm-answering-every-comment over at FMH, I will be awfully disappointed. Don't shake my faith in humanity, snarkey-poo!

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