Talk:Essay:Top conservatives on Twitter

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09:02, 5 January 2017‎ 1990'sguy (Talk | contribs | block)‎ . . (3,224 bytes) (+36)‎ . . (Add Joe Walsh, former Tea Party U.S. Rep. and current conservative talk radio host.) link prev
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20:01, 31 December 2016‎ JDano (Talk | contribs | block)‎ . . (3,004 bytes) (+32)‎ . . (every article should have a cat) link prev
19:07, 31 December 2016‎ VargasMilan (Talk | contribs | block)‎ . . (2,972 bytes) (-41)‎ . . (- Angry American. This tweeter is a middle conservative on Twitter (MCOT), but at the rate he's going he'll reach the top echelon in July 2018.) link prev
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01:58, 17 December 2016‎ Kschulz97 (Talk | contribs | block)‎ m . . (3,014 bytes) (-17)‎ . . (Added another highly followed twitter account) link prev
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02:13, 12 July 2016‎ DavidB4-bot (Talk | contribs | block)‎ . . (2,934 bytes) (-12)‎ . . (→‎top: clean up & uniformity) link prev

Why the move?

VargasMilan, would you please clarify why you moved the article? You stated that you moved it because search engines "overpromoted" the article.[1] Is that a bad thing? Please explain. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:50, 17 March 2017 (EDT)

The purpose of the article was to firstly help keep the admins, and secondly others, informed about conservatives who were making effective use of Twitter to communicate their conservatism. I hadn't even read the TCOT Report article here at Conservapedia or known the hashtag was founded by an organization that later dissolved. And the admins here didn't request it, and I don't know if they have even reviewed it, though others obviously have.
But now the article is the first in search results on Google for the name of the hashtag, so the page has literally inherited the name of the phrase. But the purpose of it was to inform about conservative Twitter activity, never to inherit the franchise.
Various conservatives try to combine their conservatism with other activities that might make detract from their conservatism or "dilute" it. This puts me in the position of having to have a mental definition of conservatism and applying it. While I can listen to examples and criteria of conservatism suggested in Conservapedia articles and discussions, it requires making a decision, and I can anticipate eventually making one just as a difficult case arises, instead of when there's leisure to reflect. So I am relinquishing the task before it gets to the point where it looks like I am defining conservatism on behalf of Conservapedia, instead of following Conservapedia for my definition, for the public on the internet. I could state my reasons for each decision, but the purpose of the list was never to evaluate each conservative for their conservatism either; it was to avoid that if possible. VargasMilan (talk) 03:18, 18 March 2017 (EDT)

Bubbling up

This is a list of Twitter users who have fewer followers than the top 100 conservatives on Twitter or are on hold until the end of the month. VargasMilan (talk) 10:03, 26 May 2018 (EDT)

As of November 30, 2018:
Lynne Patton, 75,258 followers
Eric Metaxas, 71,867 followers
Michael Reagan, 71,486 followers
Jack Burton, 69,056 followers
Liz Cheney, 64,223 followers

Cameron Gray, 63,864 followers
Kelly South, 61,692 followers
Jan Brewer, 54,014 followers

Hannah K

I removed Hannah K and said something like "She's not much of a conservative". Well that is too generic to be an appropriate reason. To be more specific, she keeps attacking the conservative wing of the Republicans and Trump and her number of followers shows it—she had 130,000 followers on July 2, 2018 and today she only has 80,000. I will be even more specific as I have time because I don't want to seem arbitrary. VargasMilan (talk) 12:31, 12 October 2018 (EDT)