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Expressing disdain for Chris following recent revelations is not the same as A-Logging. A-Logging is still as unadvisable as it was before the leaks; don’t do it.
What Saddam did in the Gulf War was small potatoes to what Chris has done.
A-Log providing a helpful example of A-Logging, by comparing Chris to a war criminal.
What Chris has done is small potatoes to what Saddam did in the Gulf War.
A more accurate comparison. As bad as incest is, it doesn’t scratch the surface when it comes to some comparisons A-Loggers have made.
The original A-Log in all his glory.

A-Logging, named after noted Chris-Chan critic Anthony "A-Log" LoGatto, is a term used to describe one expressing disproportionate levels of hatred for Chris, often including wishing him physical harm, usually for perceived "crimes" that Chris is "guilty" of. The people who do this are known as A-Logs, and are considered at the other end of the spectrum from white knights; where white knights try to defend Chris from trolls and help him to improve his situation, A-Logs hold the belief that Chris is deserving of whatever scorn and harm he is subjected to, and then some. A-Logs are sometimes interchangeably referred to as weens, as many A-Logs also tend to be weens and vice-versa, although weening has a different meaning to A-Logging, namely unfunny or failed attempts at trolling Chris. While once fashionable, A-Logging has become associated with people trying to "trollshield" themselves, like the original A-Log, and therefore is looked down upon by Christorians. The shocking revelations that came to light during the Incest Saga have seen A-Logging come back into vogue to some degree, though actively wishing death or physical harm upon Chris is still considered by some to be crossing the line.

Etymology

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This article is about the term "A-Logging", not about Anthony LoGatto himself. This section is only meant to provide context to why this aspect of the Unholy Quintet is named after him. If you want to read an article about LoGatto and his hypocritical campaign against Chris, alongside other shenanigans, then you should go read his Encyclopedia Dramatica page here.

Anthony "A-Log" LoGatto is a former[1] YouTuber and "voice actor" who is known for making what can charitably be called "commentaries" on Chris. Commentary videos are meant to refute bad points and offer opinions on an opposing view; what A-Log did was make videos where he reacted to Chris, pointed out the obvious, and went on tangents about how Chris is an awful person (and how he, A-Log, is better) who needs to have harm inflicted upon him. However, A-Log's monomania led trolls to wonder what he was trying to hide, leading to them doing a bit of research on him.

The result was that A-Log became known as "Chris-Chan 2.0" because, as it happened, he had many, many faults similar to Chris himself, and could easily be considered worse than Chris. Among other things, he is a furry porn connoisseur, has made terrible erotic fanfiction, is doing a laughable college radio show (from which he was almost fired after being caught watching porn in the studio), was the subject of a leaked video of him doing a painfully bad stand-up routine, and much, much more. Ultimately, A-Log became subject to trolling himself, and is the inspiration for this very term. At one point, A-Log even received his own wiki called the "Logattopedia"[2], which was relatively short-lived and unpopular. He also spawned the phrase "Hi, A-Log!", used to mock A-Logs and other Internet "tough guys".

Features of A-Logging

There are a few qualities which are common in A-Logs, and many of them can be seen in the original A-Log's commentaries.

Justifications for trolling Chris

Some would argue that it is sinister and just plain wrong to mock a mentally deficient person such as Chris. A-Logs therefore try to justify trolling him by arguing that, regardless of his autism and other undiagnosed problems, he has shown that he is a bad person who "deserves" to be trolled. Many A-Logs are themselves autistic, and they can often be heard making arguments along the lines of Chris "giving autistics a bad name." Others will appeal to his many instances of bigotry (most of them debatable) as reasons to troll Chris. By establishing that Chris is a bad person, it seems to justify that Chris not only deserves the treatment he currently receives, but also deserves physical and/or psychological harm inflicted on him.

While Chris is by no means a good person and has done some horrible things, including cursing his ex-friend for trolling him (which of course, she didn't), hitting a game store owner with his car, and macing an innocent Gamestop assistant manager, it is still somewhat ironic that A-Logs think the best recourse is to wish him death and curse him back. Not to mention, they tend to ignore the many factors that led Chris to behave in this way--unsurprisingly, unbridled malevolence is never one of them, as discussed in further detail below.

Trollshielding

Often times, people who A-Log Chris do so to "trollshield", that is, to avoid becoming subject to trolling themselves. Like A-Log himself, they tend to have many traits in common with Chris; they generally have an autism spectrum disorder, still live with their parents well into adulthood (which is somewhat justified now due to the instability of the housing market in the United States compared to when Chris graduated), are unemployed and/or are living off welfare, are sexually-frustrated virgins, have trouble socializing and forming relationships, and/or are fixated on cartoons, toys and other things that most people their age would have little interest in beyond their nostalgic value. Some perhaps have even more faults than Chris, especially bizarre fetishes, as seen in the case of A-Log himself. However, A-Logs will argue that at least they are "not like Chris" and are fervent in their vitriolic condemnations of Chris so that people don't troll them instead. More often than not, as in the case of the original A-Log, this backfires and they find themselves becoming the subject of trolling.

Standing up for groups that Chris misrepresents

Another misguided aspect of A-Logging is the idea that bashing Chris is somehow to the benefit for marginalized groups that Chris is a part of, most notably autistic and transgender people. The argument behind this, in an A-Logger's eyes, is that it needs to be pointed out that Chris does not provide an accurate representation of those kinds of people and their communities, and that as such, he needs to be ostracized. Of course, doing so is to little benefit of the groups that are actively being oppressed and instead comes across as a flimsy excuse to aim at low-hanging fruit rather than to do something genuinely worthwhile to helping those kinds of communities. It should go without saying that making fun of or directly harassing a mentally-ill weirdo on the internet is not going to help anyone's cause.

Arguments against A-Logging

A-Logging in a nutshell. You don't even need to watch the video in question; the title and thumbnail are enough.

While Chris is, to put it very mildly, far from perfect, it is generally accepted that calling for him to be harmed or abused like A-Logs do merely legitimizes Chris's sense of victimization, and makes the A-Logs themselves look sociopathic and unbalanced.

Chris is not Hitler

We really shouldn't need to point out that, while Chris is guilty of actions that could be considered foolish, immoral, or downright reprehensible, being compared to people like Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler is at best hyperbolic, and at worst, utter insanity. Hitler was responsible for the death of nearly 11 million civilians during World War II.[3] Hussein actively persecuted and murdered almost 200,000 Kurds and Shiite Muslims.[4] Chris's antics, depraved as some of them may have been, hardly compare to the atrocities committed by two feared and reviled dictators; for much of his life he was just a gullible idiot who spent his time trying to hit on women (very badly) and make them his sweethearts, crossdressing, and playing vidya.

The revelations relating to the incest saga caused many A-Logs, both past and present, to crow that they had been right about Chris all along, and that anyone who had defended or tried to aid Chris to any degree during the past decade-and-a-half was guilty of White Knighting him and enabling his actions. While we won't argue that Chris's actions towards his infirm mother are totally indefensible, it should be noted that Chris's prior criminal activities largely consisted of things such as public disorder, traffic violations, trespassing, and petty assault. Arguably the worst thing that he had previously done was his hit-and-run on Michael Snyder, and even then, the court appeared to view Barb as the primary guilty party in the whole affair, judging by her getting the heavier sentence of the two. It's no exaggeration to say that there's a massive leap in severity between any of Chris's prior crimes and what he is currently accused of, and while many Christorians may have been naive as to the extent of his depravity, A-Logs can hardly use actions no-one could have reasonably foreseen as justification for their behavior.

There's no legal defense over attacking Chris for real

We really should not need to tell you that inflicting, or threatening to inflict harm on Chris is nothing short of being illegal. Perhaps the best reason against A-Logging is the legal liability (i.e. being charged with and possibly convicted for stalking, terroristic threats, assault, or a myriad of other possible charges). Whatever feelings you may have against Chris, there is no legal defense for taking the law into your own hands, and chances are you will end up with a life-changing felony conviction. In addition to this, part of the charm of watching Chris is in his eternal rage over a nonexistent enemy. Committing actual violence would only legitimize Chris's victim complex, and likewise would, in such a circumstance, make you the villain.

Like A-Log, you can make yourself a target if you try too hard

Chris does share traits with a lot of people, and some of these traits are quite disturbing and embarrassing. It's a fair assumption that a lot of people who follow Chris's antics are unemployed gamer losers, for example. A lot of people have seen Chris and uttered in their minds "Finally, here's someone who's more pathetic than I am!"... But make no mistake, that is a very low bar to clear. If you extensively go into how much you hate Chris and try to insert yourself into his shenanigans, the same people that you're attempting to impress will likely consider looking into your own shortcomings.

As much as Chris is far from being likable, responding to his every move with unconditional hatred can make you come off as being just as much a target, if not more so, than him. Saying that you are better than Chris is not at all impressive, especially when you take into consideration just how much Chris fails at everything he does. Therefore, you should not be using someone else’s character flaws in order to justify and excuse your own. This is especially true if that very same person has no bearing on your life as a whole, and are only comparing yourself to a relatively well-known lolcow to feel far less shitty in comparison.

Before you fall into the fallacy of believing that vociferously condemning Chris will save you from his fate, remember that having embarrassing traits like Chris's doesn't automatically make you subject to the sort of trolling Chris has had. It may make you subject to ridicule, but what's more important is how you respond to the ridicule. You could be like Chris and get BLANGRY at every traitorous troll under lucricities, and give the trolls power over you just like Chris did. Or you could laugh with them at your faults, or even just ignore them and go about your business. Trolls generally aren't interested in people they can't coax a reaction out of. All in all, if you don't want to end up like him, A-Logging isn't the way to do it. But avoiding the myriad of mistakes Chris and A-Log made is.

Chris has stopped worrying about the hate he gets

Chris is too busy entertaining fantasies of godhood and the totally-real Dimensional Merge to pay attention to tryhards who want to be remembered as the next Clyde Cash. (And, really, wanting to be remembered as a someone who attempted to intimidate someone with a mental illness is absolutely nothing to be proud of, or worth aspiring to.) Chris will be too distracted by the latest drama or monetary issue in his life to even pay attention to people who are obsessively angry with him, and even assuming that you actually get attention, there's little guarantee that you'd be able to engage with him on a long-term basis.

What's ironic is that Chris has been so desensitized by his many enablers that it's not likely he even cares about the amount of hatred he receives by A-logs on a daily basis. Therefore, A-logs are often considered some of the most lulz-worthy of the Quintet, particularly in the regard of them obsessively raging at a practically non-existent enemy and only succeeding in making themselves even more of a laughing stock; much the same as what happened with classic-era Chris against his own trolls. If whatever Chris does really bothers you, then the least you can do is calm your ass down, and try to avoid making a fool of yourself from your obsessive hatred. Otherwise, you could easily become "Chris Chan 4.0" yourself.

Being better than Chris is not an achievement

As mentioned earlier, the incest allegations are now considered by many the point where Chris crossed the line from being a buffoonish, sometimes morally questionable individual, to someone truly detestable and indefensible. By that same logic, however, trying to aggrandize one's self by A-Logging Chris is even more of a waste of time than it was previously. Trying to make yourself look better by comparing yourself to a fat manchild with incontinence issues is the kind of thing that always rung hollow at best, but saying you're better than an incestuous rapist and sex criminal is something so pathetic it can only make anyone attempting it look laughably insecure.

The legal system will deal with Chris

For a long time, Chris evaded punishments that may have been dealt to most other individuals on the grounds of his autism. Some A-Logs may feel that Chris needs to suffer since their ideal form of legal justice (e.g. jail-time more than a couple days) was never delivered to Chris. However, in regards to Chris's August 2021 arrest, legal justice will be served.

Virginia follows a three-strikes law, wherein someone who's convicted for a third violent felony (such as malicious assault, and any sexual assault - including incest, itself a class 5 felony) is punished with mandatory life in prison. Chris has over seven misdemeanors on his record, has been arrested twice for assaulting store employees, and has confirmed he engaged in non-consensual sex with his mother and has no remorse for doing so. At this point, the chance Chris has of walking away with little more than a slap on the wrist is slim to none, so believing that he deserves more punishment than what the due process of the American legal system will give to him is simply immature. "Justice" courtesy of those who are unfamiliar with the complex inner workings of the rule of law will rarely be more just than the "justice" brought about by a lynch mob.

The Hall of A-Logging Shame

In this section, the CWCki has compiled several comments (and plenty more to come) from A-Logs on YouTube and elsewhere.

Obviously you've never heard of what he calls other people who are autistic, and that he calls people with Aspergers(such as myself) "fakers". he doesn't deserve some, he deserves everything for giving us a bad name. The trolls are also doing what they do to him for a good reason. it's not about the autism to them, but more of that he's a moron who is evil reincarnate and deserves to go back to hell. I don't believe you know what all CWC has done to us on youtube.
GamerXZ0, in a YouTube comment on an original upload of an A-Log video.
29 years ago today, satan was born and molded into the fucktardian PENIS we know & despise today! Should i ever see him i'm gonna destroy him worse than new jack did to mass transit!
ISLAVERDE29, another YouTube comment on an older A-Log video.
actually, I think I prefer putting many bullets in this faggots head instead.
hanchiman on the FUTURE MESSAGE.
Hooray he's dead. Now he'lll be spending his eternity in hell while I go piss on his grave.
mxc82, again, another YouTube comment on one of A-Log's older videos, referring to Bob's death.
Mostly because I was hoping the video would end with him getting shot dead. by the Ruckersville police. You can imagine how disappointed I am to find him still alive and kicking when the video is over.
CKO92 on YouTube, reacting over the Lego High School video.
You fucking brony piece of shit, go kill yourself. If i was your mother i would have an abortion.
randomletters on the Lego High School video.
Chris Chan u are the single worst human being who ever live. If it wasn't for u fellow autistics and Sonic OC creators like me would be respected by the world. What you have done is unforgivable. I hope Barb dies and you spend the last minutes of your life crying about how your a pathetic failure fuck you
OfficialSteroidHedgy, in a comment in Chris's YouTube account.
I hope you are ashamed that a retarded autistic person (just like yourself) killed 20 innocent kids....all autistic people should be wiped from the earth and aborted before birth since you are all evil i wish the worst fates that heaven and hell can bring upon you and all the other autistic pieces of shit like you
RealReplyGirl4Ever, in a comment in Chris's YouTube account- comparing Chris to a man who shot up an elementary school and advocating genocide.
Guess whose house burned down today. CHRIS-CHAN!
Bad Webcomics Wiki, gloating on their Facebook Page about Chris's house burning down.
HAHAHAHAHA
A response by the Bad Webcomics Wiki when a troll calls them out for the above.
Sadly, yes.
Another post from the Bad Webcomics Wiki's Facebook Page, when told that Chris survived the fire.
Words cannot adequately describe my utterly all-encompassing hatred and disgust for the grotesque entity that is Christian Weston Chandler. You Christian, are a shamelessly gruesome, inhuman monster. Everything you do and say only adds to your, almost incomprehensibly massive, list of atrocities. Were I to load up http://www.sonichu.com or some other Chris-Chan-related news source and saw that you finally died a death which properly corresponded to what you've inflicted upon this world, it would be the happiest day of my life.

Happiest. Day. Of. My. Life.

ephewe, on I Love You, Catherine.
Listen, you fat, autistic piece of shit. I've tolerated you so far because you're going to be my new neighbor, but this is the last straw. You traipse around your yard carrying blow up dolls and singing awkwardly, not to mention I can constantly hear you screaming at your mother. I am serious considering finishing cleaning this lot and selling this property to someone better equipped to handle someone like you. I was well within the city ordinances with this controlled brush burn. Also, if I see any other videos of me on my lot portraying me in a negative light, I will take up a libel suit with you.
Mac Slims, trying much too hard to pretend to be Chris's neighbor.
God I fucking hate this piece of shit. I hope he dies.
JAZZ HANDS, on the GameStop assault video.
Why the fuck is he still alive!?

God, I mean, the guy looks ridiculous, he is also racist and an anti-social idiot that attacks people for no reason, and now he's a fucking burglar!? What's next, he will become the next Hitler?

Rafael Gutierrez, on the GameStop assault video.
Yes people, THIS is the person Chris's trolls have been whiteknighting and pussing out on trolling because hes "had enough done to him" seriously, give me a break, this guy is an asshole and deserves anything that happens to him because its his OWN DAMN FAULT
TheMojoCorps, on the GameStop assault video.
shut up you fatass faggot. go jump off a cliff and die.
Boner Dix, responding to a YouTube comment left by Chris
Why can't this fucking freak of nature just die already?!!?!
Gogol ginn, on "The Best of Chris-Chan, Vol. 1"
One of these days, someone is going to beat the shit out of Chris and I will not have an ounce of pity for him. I am actually surprised that the people of Ruckersville haven't gotten together to run Chris and Barb out of town.
Red Roja, in a NationStates Forum thread about Chris
Someone strangle this fucker to death. Please.
Darkside780 on CWC Music Video Holding Out For a Hero
I just saw a semi-censored version. WHO THE FUCK MAKES THESE KINDS OF VIDS? He's acting like a retard and at the same time running around naked. I wish this man a slow, painful, death. I don't care about the lulz he gives us. This man is disturbing,creepy, and should not be allowed to join society.
thesideshowman212 on CWCFlyingElephants
Proof perfect that autists should be dumped in the nearest alligator pit when their condition becomes apparent.
GalVorbak on the Sign Destruction Video

Whatever happened to predictability?
This crazy manchild doing weird shit each week.
Now he's left the internet, someone tell me please,
When will he die so I can throw a party?
Bob's as mean as I've ever seen
and Barbara's still coddling him
We've manipulated him for so damn long,
He's like an autistic sim,
Every time you look (everywhere),
There's a tard (There's a tard),
A retard to bully,
Every time you look (everywhere)
There's that face (dead-eyed stare),
To troll and to annoy.

videogamenostalgia, ruining what could've been a clever parody with (arguably) unnecessary hostility, on FullHouse
I'd like to see someone argue that all human beings are worthy of life after watching chris's videos
xXJakethesnake117Xx, on KCWC Top 10 Dedication Special
ugh i hope chris chan dies a painful death i mean i think he makes the japanese look like stero-types.
evil-vivianne, on the CWC Soundboard on DeviantART
Chris, put up a pay per view where you cut your duck and balls off. People will definitly pay $100 to see it.
YouTuber Henry Panfil, on I'm selling my father's stamp collection; come on down and buy some of it, because comments like this don't make you more autistic than Chris.
This is so much more than hilarious, this autistic pig got exactly what he deserved for thinking he could ever fit in with normal humans. Autism is a disease that needs to be purged out from this world, what a disgusting pile of shit this freak is. He got exactly what he had coming
Vunter, on the documentary
He needs to be chemically castrated and put into a forced labor camp. Sonichu macht frei
darknessviking1, on a fan video of Send Me to Too Many Games Convention

See also

References

  1. According to the Wayback Machine, LoGatto was suspended from YouTube on or before 6 December 2014 for “repeated or severe” violations of the Community Guidelines.
  2. Main Page - Logattopedia
  3. 36 Questions & Answers About the Holocaust
  4. The War Crimes of Iraq's Saddam Hussein

External links

The Unholy Quintet
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