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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Who is NLS?

I had to delete almost 50 comments yesterday from discussions guessing who NLS was. What we are irritated about is all the comments were going into the discussions on various races, basically killing those discussions.

So now the people guessing (and it is only a couple, they would post the same name multiple times) have an open thread.

Top guess yesterday was Jay Hughes, 2nd biggest guess was Ben Tribbet.

If anyone gets all 4 of us, we will reveal ourselves.

UPDATE: 82 Messages this morning in 1 hour from the same person, trying to take over every discussion on the front page. The site is now restricted to registered users until we can get control over the situation. We will not allow ONE person to destroy the site.

2nd Update: Yesterday's final tally was 139 messages from one person. Today's was 37 before we shut down the comments again. We left up the crux of what they were saying so you can see it yourself.

34 Comments:

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my guess...
jay hughes, ben tribbet, ken cuccinelli and larry byrne

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

I've just deleted 21 guesses from the same person. THey were all the same. We left up one of their guesses above.

We are not trying to "hide" any guesses, but this deal with one person doing it 22 times to be obnioxious is not something we will tolerate.

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NLS, for the record Ben got what 15% in the poll. I don't know why these people keep trying to throw out the same theory 85% of us rejected.

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say the 'contest' is inherently flawed because I don't believe there are four NLS bloggers. I think whoever it is is lying to keep us off the scent. Smart money is on Tribbet- though I heard Steve Kramer might be involved...

 
At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've put some time and thought into this. As a Democrat, who is it on our side that would do this to the party.

I had it nailed down as Ben, but have slowly gone away from that the more I read of the site. Ben is a very bitter person, and this site says a lot of nice things about people Ben would never say.

That had left me perplexed until a few days ago, where I think I solved the Democratic side of this puzzle.

Steve Kramer.

Here's my proof:

1) Every candidate Steve worked for in the Democratic primaries was upgraded on here. David Toscano, Janet Oleszek and Marvin Law. None of them ever got a really bad story and all of them had their opponents trashed towards the end.

2) Steve is a known early riser, which explains some of these 6 am posts.

3) Steve has admitted to working for Republicans in the past when his Democrat lost a primary. That gives him the GOP connections to do this site.

4) Anyone who knows Steve knows he has the time, and he has the connections to do this.

Steve, admit it now and we won't end your political career.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Shaun Kenney said...

We know it isn't the real deal, NLS. You have a great site - this guy's attention doesn't ruin a thing.

Just adds to the legend!

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Larry Sabato said...

Ben,

Why have you been blocking me from posting?

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Larry Sabato said...

A blog tyrant. A good friend of mine once said "Give me liberty or give me death". If you don't allow me and anonymous people to post, this blog will die.

 
At 2:53 PM, Blogger NLSisBenTribbett said...

My guess is Ben Tribbett

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Larry Sabato said...

You are correct sir.

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous blunker said...

Why is one person allowed to take over the site like this? Why the fuck can't they post once? I'm getting pissed, I think the only reason they are doing this is to destroy the site.

 
At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Not Martin Van Buren said...

My guess:

Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Shaun Kenney said...

My guess? I don't know, but I'll bet it's Karl Rove's fault! :)

 
At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we sure NLS is a man?

 
At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's larry byrne. everybody knows that.

 
At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To All Bloggers of Virginia 2005:

I have reason to believe that this blog is not what it is claimed to be and I am willing to present technical evidence in the near future. I've TRIED posting stuff numerous times but as NLS has admitted he keeps deleting my posts.

This website is NOT run by four people, it is run by one greedy democratic political hack who is mentioned throughout these posts (Ben Tribbett). I'm talking to WaPo and RaisingKaine right now, and hopefully Raising Kaine will be breaking the definitive answer that NLS is Ben Tribbett. It is important because how can you trust NLS's information when he lies about who writes for the blog... Ben is using this blog to advance his own rumors and gossip. This is not journalism and not respectable.

All these articles will get corrected!

I'm sure Ben will delete this post shortly, for those who do read it...be ready!

 
At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

::applause for the 5:01 Anon::

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:01 has hit the nail on the head

 
At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben,

It's not annon. But I will give you a hint --

I used to work for the State Party and I actually do live in Chesterfield County.

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice to hear from you Dan P.

 
At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's about time for NLS to post making fun of ben tribbett to try and cover his tracks

 
At 2:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm talking to WaPo and RaisingKaine right now, and hopefully Raising Kaine will be breaking the definitive answer that NLS is Ben Tribbett.


Fellow anonymous- Can you show your proof? Someone was on here a month ago claiming to have IP's then went away all of the sudden. If you know something, then tell us, if you don't then let us continue on with the topic at hand.

If you really do know for sure, a lot of us would be excited to know it. But show some proof- otherwise your theory is as good as the rest of ours and deserves the same amount of ink.

 
At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is funny how people acknowledging who NLS is has paralyzed this site.

NLS has 2 next moves:

1. Post a bunch of content so people forget about the fact that he has been identified.

2. Attempt to deceive readers once again by dropping hints that it is someone other than Ben Tribbett.

I'm not sure which one he will choose, or maybe he'll just quit all together.

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HaHaHa, so now the ONE person making all these posts declares victory if NLS posts or doesn't post.

 
At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully, Ben will just quit. This blog sucks ... it's totally gone down the tubes since it first started. Now it's just a complete mockery of Ben! HAHAHAHAHAHHA

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Lowell said...

Anon 5:01 PM -- Who are you and why do you say you're talking to RaisingKaine? As far as I know, you haven't talked to me or any of my RaisingKaine colleagues, but I'm sure curious!! :) Thanks. - Lowell

 
At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lowell, you know who NLS is, why don't you tell us?

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Lowell, it's all one person making things up. You'll never hear from them.

 
At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fired by Chap! Fired by the Bloggers! Keep it Going Ben...

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Not-DonaldTrump said...

HEY BEN! I felt like my services were needed.......

Once Again....


You're Fired!

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Not Virgil Goode said...

Where are the comments on the rest of the races ..."the dirty dozen"

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Actually Not Virgil, we are working on moving the blog over to a new host that can do a little more. Should have an announcement by this afternoon.

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Jason Kenney said...

What's the big deal in outing NLS? I personally don't care who he is, his info and insights are worthwhile and are adding to this election. If you disagree with his opinions that's fine, debate them or make your own blog to hammer out your thoughts, but outing him does nothing to further your argument or harm his/theirs.

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger NLS said...

NLS is Nothing, just me. It's about my Name.

 

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