The Death of The British Blogosphere.November 9, 2007 Tim Worstallblogs16 CommentsYup. it\’s dead. Stick a fork in it, it\’s all over. previousMs BancenextThis Blog\’s Reading Level 16 thoughts on “The Death of The British Blogosphere.” Stephen November 9, 2007 at 2:51 pm What a load of crap. How did he even get on the list? And 1,000 votes wins? Anyone could rustle up enough IP addresses to fiddle that. Even a retard journalist. Martin November 9, 2007 at 2:42 pm Why? I’m a guest contributor to two of the finalists. Tim adds: Not that….look who won. Neil Clark? Ingram November 9, 2007 at 3:54 pm Check the desperation at Clark’s blog… Mark Wadsworth November 9, 2007 at 4:19 pm Who’s Neil Clark, though? I’ve never heard of him. Neil, not Clark November 9, 2007 at 4:48 pm Oh boo hoo: man who has opinions different to Timmeh wins poll, blogosphere must be dying. Yeah, of course. At least none of your commenters are inciting violence against him this time, which is something I guess. imanasole November 9, 2007 at 5:19 pm Oh well, you know what they advised – Vote Early, Vote Often. JuliaM November 9, 2007 at 5:22 pm “At least none of your commenters are inciting violence against him..” Well, winning a blog award (even if grossly undeserved in his case) isn’t quite in the same category as gleefully cheering the deaths of Iraqis at the hands of terrorists, is it…? Recusant November 9, 2007 at 5:31 pm Well seeing how many false identities he created in order to edit his Wikipedia entry into a more laudatory fashion, I’m surprised he only managed to vote for himself that many times. I await with pleasure a series of blustering threats from him now, as is his wont. Neil, not Clark November 9, 2007 at 5:38 pm Oh, I see Julia. And what other opinions justify a beating, in your opinion? Cleanthes November 9, 2007 at 5:39 pm Well that puts the Bad Astromony/Pharyngula vs Climate Audit mudslinging in the Science blog category in the shade…. Helen November 9, 2007 at 7:39 pm And maybe it just doesn’t matter. Last year EUReferendum won. This year we did not bother to advertise the competition (I didn’t think we should have last year either) and came second. Given the number of votes for Neil Clark, for us and the others, it really, really, doesn’t matter. The British blogoshpere and its condition will not be decided by something like this. Honest. Mr Eugenides November 9, 2007 at 8:13 pm Given the level of frantic campaigning, the award is meaningless. Everyone knows Clark is a fruitloop, so it’s not exactly a big issue. Ross November 9, 2007 at 8:52 pm It probably helps that some of Neil’s closest friends are spambots. Martin November 10, 2007 at 4:01 pm Far be it for a bare-arsed Scotch banditto like me to mention anything as elevated as cricket; but I seem to remember the ‘death’ of that sport in England was mourned by young ladies who then burnt a couple of stumps in its memory. These burnt stumps then gave their name to some sort of contest or other. Apparently England have even won it a couple of times. So reports of English cricket’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Although I don’t agree with a very great deal of what Neil writes, he might deserve his award this year. Or else he worked harder for it by campaigning harder for it. And the nature of my private communications with him, all of which have been very civil, have given me the impression that he’s really not all that bad a chap, contrary to popular belief. I would never vote for him at a parliamentary election, of course, but then again, Tim, I’d never vote for you either. Stephen November 12, 2007 at 2:25 pm I would never vote for him at a parliamentary election, of course, but then again, Tim, I’d never vote for you either. And you think anyone’s interested in this because…? Martin November 17, 2007 at 4:04 pm “And you think anyone’s interested in this because…?” Sorry, but who are you? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.