Apr 162014
 

Can we just say how nice Wikipedia looks right now? A huge kudos to the editors who have been diligently keeping COG-related entries clean of propaganda and other garbage. The Armstrongism umbrella page is particularly shiny.

Many of the initial edits we made have held fast against the tide of changes over the last year, so that feels good. Sweeping through and making those changes seems to have brought this otherwise neglected niche of Wikipedia articles to the attention of the wider community, so they’ve naturally only gotten better instead of worse.

Also, we haven’t had to delete any COG linkage to its literature in the body of the text for months. Hopefully the cults are learning.

But, there is one thing that needs to be fixed. COGWA, after a couple attempts, has finally setup a page. It’s okay, but it could be better and should have some tweaks made to it. It’s too…friendly. At least they had the honesty to link themselves to the Armstrongism page, which nobody else had previously done of their own volition.

Sep 222013
 

social

Considering how “amazing” the work of David C. Pack’s RCG is supposed to be, it’s kinda odd that he has such small Facebook and Twitter followings, accounts he actually tries to promote. Pack is also one of the few COG leaders who has profiles that are specifically focused on him and separate from RCG’s actual pages. Cult of personality much?

We’re wondering if we can, in fairly short order, find a way to surpass Pack’s social media audience. Silenced hasn’t done much in the way of social media work — it’s always been something kind of sitting on the back burner of our priorities. But now seems like a good time to try and build that audience.

Feel free to share and “Like” our Facebook page and follow our Twitter account. Surpassing David C. Pack’s personal audience would be awesome.

We know this is a tougher struggle for blogs like this one, when it may not be wise to telegraph to one’s friends and family in the COG that you’re tuned into cult-critical content. But it’s worth a try anyway.

We may start sharing more links from across the anti-COG blog community as well, not only our own, simply because there isn’t really a social media presence for COG critics outside of a handful of closed Facebook groups.

May 162013
 

Apparently, leftist bloggers and online daters are ripe for RCG cult leader David C. Pack to convert to his strain of Armstrongist lunacy. We’re uncertain of the logic behind Pack’s strategy to spend his online advertising dollars, but Web denizens have sent both Silenced and Banned! screenshots of websites where RCG ads have been popping up, notably Daily Kos and OK Cupid.

Similar to a Painful Truth’s pseudo-suggestion to drive up PCG’s ad costs, Pack’s Google-powered ads are also likely costing him money per click. While concerted efforts to click links over and again are usually caught by Google, if you run across an RCG on these sites, Facebook or anywhere else Pack has been advertising, don’t be afraid to click it. The radioactive stupidity can only hurt you so much, but draining some of Pack’s advertising warchest hurts him more in the long run.