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occupystephanie
occupystephanie

Good. I thought as much. The site looks like the national enquirer now. Just dreadful.

TomP

Interesting. Clearly a cost Kos was willing to pay. He even doubled down on it in late May.

Even with the drop off, Daily Kos is a dominant Democratic Party blog.It will do just fine whether we go there or not. Right now, it’s not a place I hang out much. But I am not boycotting or anything like that.Just not very interesting to me, so I rarely go by other than to BNR.

I don’t see TPW as competing with Daily Kos. I think we are going into a different direction. We have a different project, I think. Dkos was or became (peopel may differ) an establishment blog. That is not our direction.

“Together we will promote progressive news, causes & candidates and build a new Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party.”

Our view of the meaning of “progressive” differs from Kos’s understanding.

I love that TPW links to C99, kossaksforSanders, and many other places.

LieparDestin

One of the reasons I stayed with dk5 was because they promised site stats! I never got that :(. I am fairly sure we topped the charts for days, if not weeks at a time :).

TomP

I am certain you did very often. Especially the primary blogs, but also BNR.
Before Kos drove people away,that was a Bernie blog.

He drive away many Bernie supporters and turned it into a sour place full of Hillary Open Threads and insipid content. And the front pages were even worse. 🙂

Sometimes we enter coalitions with moderate Dems.on elections or issues, but Kos’s conduct there is a good lesson about misplaced trust.

His posts began to sound like Claire McCaskill.I found the red baiting most offensive, but that’s just me.

Bernie’s run for president exposed much. The anti-Bush coalition is fraying.

But we should not mistake Dkos for the real world. I have great confidence in the choices Bernie will make. He has been at this for along time and will grow our movement.

chasingorion

You are always in the top ten in terms of daily and weekly stats that I saw!

loneaudience
loneaudience

The only reason I went there was for the BNR. Now I don’t go there at all.

I used to frequent another site for years and years; it was my go-to place. I recently got banned because I pointed out the abuse that another long-time member suffered from a guest who posted an article there. (The article bashed Bernie supporters.) The response this guest poster wrote was vile and went against the Terms of Service. However, I was the one whose comments were removed and was banned. And I wasn’t the only one. I wonder about that site’s numbers as well.

That’s a roundabout way of saying THANK YOU (to every one here, especially LD) for creating this place, a haven of civility and respect for those who support progressive policies.

HadItUp2Here
HadItUp2Here

I am also a refugee from that place. Last August, several popular and longtime commenters were banned, and many others left in protest, after they complained about censorship, the obvious Clinton bias, and staff violating the Terms of Service. It hasn’t been the same sense. Over the last two weeks, more longtime commenters were banned, and more are sure to come before the election is over.

Has this affected their numbers? Only the management knows for sure.

loneaudience
loneaudience

Have we met before?

Choco8
Choco8

My last outrageous post before getting banned, in response to yet another Bernie Bashing Diary:

“This should help”

Clearly I am unfit to post!

Ken in MN
Ken in MN

Little Orange Footballs has become intolerable lately. There is nothing of substance beyond BNR and a few brave souls still fighting the good fight, trying to bring actual information to a cognitive dissonance-afflicted mob that makes Lord of the Flies look like a little girl’s tea party with stuffed animals…

Cora Regina
Cora Regina

The absolute only reason I still visit GOS is to tip/rec BNR and socialize with those in its comments who haven’t made the migration. I have ads blocked and the disgusting, hateful content in the sidebar either hidden or blocked as well. I can’t wait until TPW gets into full swing, it’s already looking fabulous and full of familiar (and very welcome) names!

I’d put money on Kos hoping for a cushy reward for his brown-nosing, but I think I’ll give it to Bernie instead. Seems a much better use for it!

Sybil Liberty
Sybil Liberty

The Big Orange Karoke Palace?
…an idea past its prime

LoneStarMike

It’s become the mouthpiece of the Demo-Corporate party.

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sedgelover
sedgelover

Fantastic news. I was a lurker on the big orange site for years (going back to the Bush years), but finally joined this year because of my excitement for Bernie and the possibilities he represented. To say I was/am appalled to see how Bernie supporters were treated by the big honcho himself and his sycophants is an understatement. I was only still going there for BNR and to occasionally poke the monkey, but no more. I’m done. Especially after seeing how not going there could negatively impact the owner (yeah, I’m not bitter… 🙂 ) Thanks so much LD for creating this awesome new site.

sedgelover
sedgelover

p.s. I was hrm on TOP.

humphrey

Lets see if this works.it is site tracking from Alexa.

Alexa Traffic Ranks

How is this site ranked relative to other sites?

Global Rank

Global rank icon 1,498 -162

Rank in United States

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I wish there was a preview but if the image shows up you get the idea of the traffic loss

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humphrey

Unfortunately it cropped the image not showing what I intended. To get what I was trying to point out go here

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dailykos.com

dsdrown
dsdrown

I have only been to the GOS/TOP once or twice in the past two weeks, and then only to look at the BNR. I see that LD has now posted the BNR over at C99%, too.

I’m looking forward to more Political Revolution — my husband and I will be going to the Peoples’ Summit. My husband is also still involved with IL4Sanders.

Mr Robert
Mr Robert

I stopped in over at TOP today to take another look at Rep. Grayson’s diary and to see if I’d received any alerts from staff after recommending the diary and the top comment as well as some other positive comments. I thought that Laura might be handing out some Timeouts for anyone supporting Grayson, but nothing yet.

I also noticed that the majority of my recent comments were in What’s for Dinner diaries which I’ve always participated in. Those, of course, are totally non-political so my involvement over there has drastically declined at this point.

chasingorion

I’m only going in now to rec the BNR and writers who are Berners.

I think the most disturbing thing to me is their now ‘accidental isms’. The anti-Trump demonstrations were the last straw. The RW stuff spewing forth about Mexicans, flags, belonging, identity, etc. had me floored. Folks, esp. POC, were attempting to move the dialog and the ‘hurt the party’ double down was incredibly painful. But this was greenlighted by the TOP honcho who had the cojones to write one of the most internally racialized and oppressive missives in one of his bash J. Castro diaries.That’s what I read the NYPost for–not an alleged liberal blog.

Ellen North
Ellen North

What are the bets that many of the trollers abruptly lose interest in posting on DKos when they are no longer required for Berner pile-ons?

I know I’m getting flagged a lot through checking my recs against my rec totals – after incidentally noticing that well over a hundred recs or more seemed to make almost no difference to the totals shown, but of course now, it’s invisible sabotage rather than community moderation… the echo chamber may wind up with few and distant echoes, in the end. Thank you very much for here, Liepar – this feels like home.

TomP

Yes, traffic is down further as the Brock trolls are redeployed.

Immigrant Punk
Immigrant Punk

You know, if they really eff us out of this… I’m still voting socialist! http://www.glorialariva4president.com

sidnora
sidnora

It’s complicated for me. I’ve been there almost 13 years and know many other longtime users IRL, from having attended NN most years. I was also the NYC meetup organizer for a number of years. As a local-politics activist, I know the importance of community, and I have always considered that aspect of the site important.
Leaving entirely would mean leaving some good friends behind. Thankfully, almost none of them have indulged in the type of abuse that is driving me away, and so I plan to continue my presence there, but in a very limited and highly selective way.
Thanks, LD, for creating this site. I’m here to help build a better Democratic Party. I hope that I’ve found a place of progressiveness and civility.

TomP

You don’t have to leave them completely or even at all.
Just come by here from time to time.
Each person makes his or her own decision and it’s all ok.
This blog is about building and supporting the progressive wing of the Dem Party and progressives generally. There’s more room here for many views. But it’s not trying to supplant Daily Kos. Just going in a different direction a bit.

LieparDestin

Well said Tom! I really need to work on our mission statement (better yet, we need to work on it together in an open thread)… I don’t want to be competition with anyone, etc.. but head in a slightly different direction, breaking new ground, etc.

TomP

Thanks LD. I like the one you have, but sounds like a good idea to get input.,

sidnora
sidnora

Thanks for your kind words, Tom. I find that you are one who often speaks for me. I, too, am focussed on building a more progressive Democratic Party, and I am hoping that this will be a fine place to work on that.

TomP

Thanks sidnora. I think it well be.
I love LD’s “mission statement.” It’s at the About Us link.

LieparDestin

Welcome Cheryl! That is certainly what we are trying to build!

grapevines

Welcome sidnora. I have some of the same feelings about the DK. TomP’s comment about building and supporting the progressive wing of the Dem Party here is right on. Liepar has created a place where there is room for different viewpoints and I think provides a very positive atmosphere for discussion and ideas.

Raggedy Ann

Good to be here, too! Thanks, for the info, TomP!
Also – hi everyone!

grapevines

Hello to you RA and a good morning as well!

Eagles92
Eagles92

Hi RA!!

So glad to be here.

I’ll visit the BNR over on the GOS until the convention. After that, I’m spending my time here and on C99. I’ll have no use for that place then (though I won’t intentionally get myself banned until such time I can go over and say, I TOLD YOU SO!)

ypochris

Sadly, that has been my long time goal also – not to be banned before I get to say “I told you so”…

elenacarlena
elenacarlena

May we have our first ITYS moment after tonight!! Go, California and others!

mahaganapati
mahaganapati

Hoka Hey!

flowerfarmer
flowerfarmer

Hey Raggedy Ann….hi back to you and every other beautiful refugee from the abuse and disrespect at TOP.
Liepar, you have done a spectacular job and we are all so happy to be here with you….mahalo nui loa!!!!

elenacarlena
elenacarlena

Thanks for the update! I love going there and seeing those numbers. Weird that it’s up since Memorial Day, but maybe because people are following the primaries. I think after today we’ll see a big drop, a further drop after DC, precipitous drops after the convention. Also weird is that big spike on March 13 – I thought that was March 15 because that’s when the ides of March edict came out.