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A Voice for Men’s “buzzing” traffic sounds more like a death rattle

I told you we should't have gone this way
I told you we shouldn’t have gone this way

If for some perverse reason you head over to A Voice for Men, the former vanguard of the failed Men’s Rights revolution, you will find this sitting at the top of the site’s list of latest articles, as it has been for nearly two years:

Welcome to AVFM Traffic to AVFM has been buzzing for quite a while now. Paul Elam takes a moment to welcome to new readers, and to explain to them why they are here.

Apparently AVFM has a rather expansive definition of “buzzing,” as this is what is actually going on with the site’s traffic these days, according to Alexa.

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Yep, things at AVFM are so buzzy that their traffic has buzzed itself off the bottom of the Alexa charts.

Apparently “buzz” is the sound Men’s Rights Activists make when they fall off a cliff.

Here’s a song about buzzing.

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ikanreed
ikanreed
6 years ago

Oh, I’m sure they’re just all so technically proficient as to block tracking scripts. That’s gotta be it.

They’re loyal unlike those evil women.

isidore13
isidore13
6 years ago

Honestly, it was only a matter of time before they all started going downhill. I’m glad to be witnessing it.

Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
6 years ago

They are doing the same thing the Stormfronters are doing.
Spreading their poison by tactically trolling other forums such as Mumsnet, Body Building forum, ATS and David Icke forum. Many of they presend to be women.
You can usually spot them very quickly when they start throwing about stuff about Cultural Marxism, Fundamentalist Christianity and the Joooooze.
Take a look, you’ll see I’m right.
There are quite a few on Equestria Daily as well.

Jamesworkshop
Jamesworkshop
6 years ago

‘A whisper for men’

then?

Bina
6 years ago

More like a staticky death-sputter for men, eh?

msexceptiontotherule
msexceptiontotherule
6 years ago

First the Spearhead went dark.
Now AVFM is doing the same (on its way at least?)
Can we dare hope that our racist PUA and his rapist friend will follow?

*crossing everything possible to cross* (except the eyes because I can’t do that…)

Button
Button
6 years ago

So… why?

I mean obviously the content is terrible, but the content has always been terrible. What happened in August or so? Is that when they cancelled the conference?

Freemage
Freemage
6 years ago

msexceptiontotherule: Hey, Milo “Looking for Daddy” Yiannopolous is already skipping speaking engagements to hit the bars, so this collapse may very well be a thing we get to behold.

Interesting, in many ways, that this is coinciding with the Republican Party’s convulsions (too early to call it death throes, but one can hope) resulting from the Trump campaign.

Bina
6 years ago

So… why?

I mean obviously the content is terrible, but the content has always been terrible. What happened in August or so? Is that when they cancelled the conference?

I suspect that it’s the same problem as Milo Yeah-Nope: Paulie is off the wagon, and figures it’s easier to be a raving misodge while drunk off his ass (the number of listeners would probably be the same either way). Sitting it down in front of a computer and typing things is HARD.

Sascha Vykos
Sascha Vykos
6 years ago

I have to say, that decreasing Y axis was really threw me for a loop. Turns out it’s the number of sites more popular than the one being ranked, not the total number of pageviews (which is what I expected to see).

So lower numbers are indeed better and also “higher” on the graph.

I was kind of mortified for a second though lol.

Dr. NicolaLuna, Epic Slut
Dr. NicolaLuna, Epic Slut
6 years ago

But where will all the alpha men go? What if this gives them more time to troll here?

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
6 years ago

I’d like to think that the MRM is over, but I suspect that it’s just being absorbed into that larger ball of less focused bitterness and resentment that calls itself the alt right.

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

Dr. Nicoluna,

Then we will chew them til the taste is gone and disregard them.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Paul Elam takes a moment to welcome to new readers,

This has been on the front page for two years? And nobody fucking noticed this?

and to explain to them why they are here.

Paul Elam is the mansplainer to mansplainers.

Bazia
Bazia
6 years ago

It’s a shame the chart does that telescoping thing as it nears the bottom. I think that’s called a log chart? I very very much want to see a “real chart” with the awe-inspiring drop that would appear, not a log chart, and extending down down all the way to where AVFM is. Can’t any kind statistician here help me?

newbie
newbie
6 years ago

David, here is an interesting and bizarre story for you:
http://nymag.com/following/2016/04/how-social-autopsy-fell-for-gamergate-trutherism.html

Kat
Kat
6 years ago

@Policy of Madness

Paul Elam takes a moment to welcome to new readers,

This has been on the front page for two years? And nobody fucking noticed this?

and to explain to them why they are here.

Paul Elam is the mansplainer to mansplainers.

I’ve just been marveling over both things.

Paul Elam knows what you want, even–especially!–when you don’t know what you want.

Speaking of the omniscient Paul Elam, he’s just one of a few manospherians who seem to be trying to hypnotize us with their gaze: Roosh and Milo do the same damn thing. It’s not working, guys! Also, ewww!

Plus! Those feet: Mom’s feet, kids’ feet, Dad’s feet. One big happy family. What does that have to do with the men’s “rights” movement? And not incidentally, what does it have to do with Paul Elam, who signed away his rights as a parent? Talk about misdirection!

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
6 years ago
darkstatistic
6 years ago

Refresh my memory: Did some shenanigans go down in October? The Buzzfeed article was in August, wasn’t it?

It sure looks like something happened around that time though…

GrumpyOldSocialJusticeMangina

I believe that Jeff Sharlet’s article in GQ, which exposed them as the total douchebags (and even some criminals) all of us always knew they were, had a lot to do with it. I believe that Elam and his crew thought that the article was going to be highly favorable to them. (Well, Sharlet IS a man, after all. Only later did they find out that he was a beta cuck secret agent — his wife has taught women’s studies courses.) Then the article exposed them as a ridiculous bunch of misfits and fringies. This contributed to the fiasco of the 2015 Super-Worldwide International Assembly of Men being announced and then canceled, making AVFM much less profitable than Elam had expected, thus causing him to jettison some of the useful idiots he had surrounded himself with, leading to very public spats and recriminations.

If you always keep in mind that AVFM is primarily an income source for Paul Elam, much of what happened becomes easier to understand. As Deep Throat said, “Follow the money.”

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Hey hey, it’s a grumpy old social justice mangina! How you been?

GrumpyOldSocialJusticeMangina

Hi, POM. Well, I’m still on the right side of the grass but currently in a nursing home recuperating from an infected foot — it feels like a 30-day jail sentence, but luckily I have my laptop and the intertoobz now. And soon I’ll be able to go home to wife, kids and kitties.
I also have TV here (which we don’t have at home) so I am about to OD on Cruzencrantz and Trumpenstern. I find myself unable to comprehend how those two could actually have a chance to be the Keeper of the Nukes.
So how are you doing? I still come here lurking at times to see what people are saying in the comments but my tolerance for the rantings of the manosphere has worn thin, and I find I can only take just so much of their toxins. I mean, is there anything you can say about Paul Elam and his public defecations that hasn’t been said 1001 times?

kupo
kupo
6 years ago

@newbie
Wow, that poor woman has no idea what she got herself into.

Catherwood
Catherwood
6 years ago

Not with a bang, but a whine.

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