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revmclaren

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A simple online troll spotting tool using the DU archives and those at Archive.org.

Having a surplus of time on my hands between jobs has allowed me to explore various
avenues of identifying and spotting new (and old) trolls that were prevalent in the last
presidential election cycle. This exploration includes various author analyzing software programs
that takes samplings of one (or more) authors of an article in a news story, social media post such as
Facebook, twitter, or even DU, and matches them to an author publishing under a different name
or as an anonymous poster.

This could be a great tool to use on DU to see if a new poster's writing style, sentence structure,
and post content matches a PPRed or FFRed former DUer. It could also be used to see if someone is using
a 'Sock' which is a BIG no no on DU.

The online analyzer uses two writing samples of authors that are matched against a sample of an
unknown author to see if any of the samples match. Of course the more writing samples put into
the analyzer, the higher the accuracy of the reading. Fortunately, many of the past trolls and disruptors
were prolific posters.

So far, I have had some VERY interesting results and I'm now trying samples of Right Wing writers
in the analyzer to see if anyone from the darker side of journalism could be lurking here on DU
to stir up trouble. I'm also testing advanced analyzers that are 10 times more accurate than the link
below, but these will take a bit longer to get the hang of so look for these at a later date.


Here is the link to the online analyzer -

http://aicbt.com/authorship-attribution/online-software


Of course DUers will need samples of banned DUers to put into the analyzer and two wonderful
resources are available. These resources are the Du archives here on DU itself and The Wayback
Machine on archive.org.

Here are the links -

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=archives&date=2014x1x1

https://www.archive.org


For the DU archives I have given January 1st, 2014 in the link above. You can change the dates by simply
changing the last numbers of the link. Example: 2018x8x5 will give you posts from Aug 5th, 2018. You can
search forward and backward through the years as needed.

I suggest looking for samples in anti DNC posts, posts praising Assange or Russian tools such as Grucifer 2.0,
those claiming the DNC has rigged elections, etc. Names of banned posters will be very familiar to long time
DUers and you will have tons of samples to work with.

For archive.org, put www.democraticunderground.com into the Wayback Machine and choose the year and day. Days
that have a snapshot will have a colored circle. click on those.

Fortunately for the troll hunter, a large number of archives for JPR are also available on archive.org. Pity
that all those who thought that they had purged their past posts leaving no evidence were sadly mistaken but
as we all know...the internet is truly forever.

Put JPRs web address starting with www. into the Wayback Machine to find possible troll samples from this vile site.

Edit - Back from my break.


So enjoy, or not as the case may be but happy troll hunting all.

rev



ONLY!!! 2019 and beyond



If you are not watching 'Jake Tapper Ruins The Debates'

like I'm not and you're not tied down to a computer screen or cell phone, what new or favorite book title is your choice for this evening?

Myself, I'm taking a walk down the path of the seen and unseen by rereading the English translation of Morning Of The Magicians by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier. If you have never read this classic tome of fortian knowledge, mysticism and Pseudoscience you should find a copy to read right away.

What's your paper poison tonight?


Peabody and Sherman...DU style (or ,why all the negative attacks).

With the Democratic primary season well underway, the ghosts of primaries past are already rearing
their ugly heads.

The attacks ( or perceived attacks ) here on DU of Democratic candidates seem to be happening
on a daily basis and many have a familiar deja vu quality about them. Well I
had a free day yesterday to go exploring for older DU posts and I came across this
wonderful site...

https://archive.org

This site has a great internet archive called WAYBACK MACHINE with the ability to
search the history of over 357 billion web pages.

Type www.democraticunderground.com into the Wayback Machine and get ready to explore

My internet search specifically concentrated on past posts on DU and on the bizzaro
anti-Democratic site Jack Pine Radicals (which I wont type the link here but you can find on Google).
I searched the Jack Pine Radicals site because most of the old posts and members
lists have been purged and I was VERY curious to see why and I know there are others who wonder too.

Not every day is represented, but the hundreds of page screen shots will give the curious a LOT to digest.

I concentrated on the year 2016 at DU and I was dismayed by the number of anti-Democratic posts I
found there all the way up to the general election and beyond. Most of the negative posts were from long
FFRed and PPRed DU members, but sadly many posts and responses are from DU members who left for a
while and have returned and some who stayed.

I will not post any of the disturbing links that I found at this time since I'm posting the link to the archive for fellow
DUers to use or not.

I do encourage the curious at DU to take a stroll down this particular memory lane. But be sure to wear hip
boots for much of 2016.

Paraphrasing from a famous Chinese proverb - A journey of a thousand miles begins with a couple clicks.

Good luck.

Edit - Green links seem to have the most Ops saved. Blue links may only have DUs main page archived.

I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

Kenny Rodgers And The First Edition...



Saw them at the county fairgrounds in the early 70s.

It sounds like Cornel West and Nina Turner

are having input on Sanders talking points again.



ONLY!!! 2019 and beyond.

Hey DUers... Things are about to get real!

My prediction:

Repubs in Congress and the Senate start bailing on tRump as evidence against the Orange S#@t Weasel rolls in hot and heavy.

Get the popcorn and Jack ready. Saying it's about to get real is an understatement!


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ONLY! 2019 and beyond.

A joke to help ease today's tensions....

One Saturday night at 8 o'clock in the evening just outside a small town in Kentucky, there is a knock at the door at an old farm house. The owner, an old woman wearing an old pink housecoat answers the door.

"Who the hell are you?" She yells at the weary visiter standing at her door.

"I'm Congressman Paul Ryan, and my car broke down 5 miles up the road. Can you give me a place to sleep for the night?".

"Well..." The old woman says, " I really have no room in my house, but you could sleep in my barn. It's nice and warm, but you'll have to share it with my 3 pigs and 2 goats...and they are smelly disgusting creatures."

Ryan says "That's fine. I'm so tired I can sleep anywhere tonight."

So the old woman makes him a comfy bed in the barn and she goes back in the house and goes back to bed.

About 9 pm, there is a loud knock at the door. It's Paul Ryan again.

"You were right" He says. "Those animals are too smelly and discusting. Can I please sleep in the house.

The old woman makes him a bed on the floor in the living room and he goes right to sleep.

About 10 pm, there is another loud knock at the door.

It is Senator Mitch McConnell

"My car broke down up the road aways. Can I have a bed for the night?"

"Well..." The old woman says, " I really have no room in my house, but you could sleep in my barn. It's nice and warm, but you'll have to share it with my 3 pigs and 2 goats...and they are smelly disgusting creatures."

McConnell says "That's fine. I'm so tired I can sleep anywhere tonight."

So the old woman makes him a comfy bed in the barn and she goes back in the house and goes to bed.

Around 11 pm, there's loud knocking at the door once again. It's Senator McConnell.

You were right" He says. "Those animals are too smelly and discusting. Can I please sleep in the house.

The old woman makes him a bed on the floor in the kitchen and he goes right to sleep.

About midnight, there is another loud knock at the door.

This time its Donald Trump.

"My car broke down up the road...no cell service....terrible place... Sad! Can I have a bed for the night?"

Well..." The old woman says, " I really have no room in my house, but you could sleep in my barn. It's nice and warm, but you'll have to share it with my 3 pigs and 2 goats...and they are smelly disgusting creatures."

Trump says " This is nothing like Trump tower but I don't sleep much and it will be for only a few hours.

So the old woman makes yet another comfy bed in the barn (which Trump complains about) and she goes back in the house and goes back to bed.

Around 1 am, there is frantic Knocking at the door once again.








The old woman answers the door.....










Standing there are 3 pigs and 2 goats...............



Only! 2018-2020.





Let the vetting begin...

Waaay overdue!

Only!

'What did you do in the revolution Daddy/Mommy?'

I personally have never advocated violence in any form but It's looking more and more that this question may be asked over and over again to parents by the next generation.

Too many Americans won't simply sit quietly at home and die or starve or allow their love ones to do so because of a fascist tyrant and his minions craving for control and power.

It will come down to the question that many are contemplating tonight... When do we as peace loving Americans reach our tipping points and how long do we wait before action becomes absolutely necessary and before it is impossible to act.

Sadness and anger fills me at this point. But when does the anger and fear for our families, friends and ourselves make the discission if not an easy one, critical for survival.

Your opinions dear DUers.












I sincerely hope Tom Arnold has what he claims and he is playing Trumps own game...

A true January surprise.

Tom may be releasing just enough info to the press and Trumps people and Trump
himself to keep their minds unfocused while they choose the final members of his
future cabinet and to throw a mental monkey wrench into the planning of the gala
inauguration celebration.

If played right...releasing tidbits over the next few weeks and then giving
the Trumpsters a grand-slam a day or two before the inauguration, this will
result in the press, twitter and the American public only talking about the
released tapes and not the bigly festivities and the new president elect. It will
be everywhere raining on Trumps parade and inundating social media.

Remember... its the U.S of A reality show now folks.

This will enrage Trump and virtually destroy his hopes of the grandest, hugest,
inauguration in history. And no, he will NOT like this attention.

It would be glorious!!!

So keep fingers and toes crossed folks. This could get fun.

Please discuss.





revmclaren

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