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2012, in review

It is that time of the year again… Just like all the previous posts like this one, I am using Google Analytics data, with the same warning that its numbers do not match the numbers generated by other statistics engines. Likewise, we will compare numbers against last year.

Absolute Unique Visitors: 94,843 (35% increase)

Visits: 174,805 (9% increase)

Peak Daily Visitors: 1,549 (23JAN12) (27% decrease)

Average Daily Visitors: 478.92 (9% increase)

Pageviews: 244,249 (not […]

that did it

Sometime this weekend, “the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago” became the most-popular recorded post on this site: 

I am glad to see my readership values truth and honesty over hype and backstabbing.  It is interesting to note that Robert Farago has never once responded to addressed the post or its content… 

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choose your friends carefully

You will not often – bordering on never – find me wishing ill upon another human being, but I cannot help but to extract a not-insignificant amount of schadenfreude from how the thieving nature of “The Truth About Guns” seems to be following around its authors wherever they may go (scroll down a spell).

On the one hand, this is somewhat unfortunate, given that Nick Leghorn is one of the better authors/reviewers at that […]

the truth has quite the impact

Well, yesterday evening marked the end of the first week our "the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago" post had been online, and here are some interesting statistics for you.

It is the most-commented post on this site (with 67 comments thus far).

It is the sixth-most-visited page on my site (not counting the main page) since February 2010 (when I installed JetPack which tracks these kinds of things):

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fair warning regarding keepandbeararms.com

Bruce W. Krafft, one of the News/Editorials reposters at KeepAndBearArms.com (links intentionally withheld), has made it repeatedly clear that "lots of content" takes priority over such trivial ethical details as copyright infringements, lies, exploitation of the pro-rights community, and abusive behavior towards other people, and, as such, he intends to continue using KeepAndBearArms.com to point traffic at The Truth About Guns. This, however, should be hardly surprising, given that Bruce Krafft was and remains a […]

“the truth”, now with a helpful table of contents

When writing “the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago”, I knew the post was going to be… well… massive, and it was.  Unfortunately, there was a lot of information to cover, and putting it all in one spot seemed like the ideal situation, so there was no way around it.  However, now that it is all out there, we need a better way to reference it in the future. 

Indirectly prompted […]

behold the power of our fully-operational gunblog-o-sphere

I took this screen capture sometime yesterday evening: 

As it shows, the “the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago” post had only been live for 23 hours, but it now occupies the fifth Google return for “the truth about guns robert farago” and the tag of the same name occupies the sixth. 

Which is exactly why I wrote the post – now, when people search for that string, or […]

the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago

Unless you are prepared for a veritable skyscraper of text (over 9,000 words) and a serious airing of grievances, you should probably go ahead and plan on skipping this post.

That disclaimer dispensed with, here is how it is. Over the past few years, Robert Farago – the editor of The Truth About Guns – has functionally leeched off of, exploited, stabbed in the back, maligned, abused, lied about, misrepresented, stolen from, and infringed upon […]

i win

‘Cause, y’know, I am just that awesome. Oh, and so is Miguel.

(For those not keeping score at home, this is solely and exclusively to ridicule the hilarious notion of "Smoke & Thunder" naming "The Truth About Guns" the "#1 Best Gun Blog of 2012". As the man says, this will be a daily feature, so you, too, could have a Major Award of your very own. Something tells me it is not Italian, […]

"smoke and thunder" has burned itself out

People confuse me. Ok, that is not exactly the most earth-shattering of revelations out there, but consider: if one were starting a brand-spanking-new social media / social networking site that no one had ever heard of before, would you run around, insulting and demeaning those very people you are hoping to recruit to your system; or would you choose… a different path?

Yeah, me too. However, if one listens to the visionary genius (*cough*) […]

a burden happily borne

Way back at the end of the year before last (bit wierd to be saying that, honestly), I happily jumped on the bandwagon announcing the birth of “The Future of Guns Online”, otherwise known as “GunUp”.

Looking back on that, I find myself very happy I did not jump on the “membership” bandwagon too, despite multiple people encouraging me to do so.

Why? Well, the technical aspects of why not joining that particular […]

really don’t be a robert farago

… Or Reddit will expose your dickery to the world, along with some supporting fire from Something Awful (link probably NSFW, but you should know that from the name).

The original complaint is on Facebook, but the short story boils down to "Robert Farago is an inveterate thief", or, in his own words:

We used the photo under Fair Use provisions. We do so with thousands of pictures per year. If you’re the […]

quote of the day – rob crawford

I write a lot here.  You know that.  I know that.  Some of my longest posts range up to thousands and thousands of words, with numerous trains of thought running throughout, tied together by the overarching desire to make myself explicitly, perfectly clear. 

But, sometimes, that degree of verbosity is not strictly required, as this comment from Rob Crawford indicates: 

I quit reading TTAG when it became clear that the editorial stance is […]

almost like clockwork

I suppose I should be thankful that some things in this world will remain constant, no matter how much everything else around us changes.

It would appear as though wanna-be gunblogger and certified attention whore Robert Farago is still being a dick, and a rather ineffective one at that.

Color me surprised.

Someone who stoops to arbitrarily deleting comments and then lying about the content of those comments, misappropriating and misrepresenting others’ […]

don’t be a robert farago

My opinions regarding Robert Farago are not exactly state secrets – the man is an attention-whoring, victim-blaming, content-thieving, fuddish jackass who has latched onto the Second Amendment as his new "golden goose" after he drove The Truth About Cars into the ground and played the part of a rat leaving a sinking ship – but I was more than happy to let him wallow in his own self-delusions after the whole, "ZOMG, ebil CONSPIRACY!" fiasco… […]

free your mind

As Weer’d reminded me, so I shall remind you: tomorrow marks the beginning of Chris’ “Anti-Gun Blog Boycott”, and I would sincerely ask that you do not visit, do not comment upon, and do not do anything that would add to the traffic of the various anti-rights weblogs during that boycott – Chris proposes 72 hours, Weer’d is extending that to the 9th, and I see no reason not to run it until Tax Day… […]