|“||I've pretty much revolved the rest of my life around not being associated with Barney in hopes I don't end up like those who like it. I can't think, I can't live, because everywhere I go, I see that purple dinosaur's visage.||”|
|Lee Goldson |
Lee Garrett Goldson, also known as Barneyfag, Cheeseboy, x86x2, tm (thread misser), and by many other nicknames, is a legendary 4chan poster and a Tracer foot enthusiast whose level of autism is rivalled by very few on the site. Lee has been on an autistic one-man crusade for more than a decade, motivated by his childhood trauma, and haunted by the threads that he lets archive (due to laziness). Lee spends upwards of 18 hours a day patrolling various boards on 4chan searching for posts that contain My Little Pony and Barney imagery in an attempt to eradicate things that he deems childish from the site and fight back against the people who he believes are targeting him with said imagery. Barneyfag replies to these posters with a set of images comparing the show (MLP) to Barney. Barneyfag almost always wishes death on the posters, sometimes describing in graphic detail how he would like to mutilate them.
He has the moral high ground.
Lee seemingly continues to respond anonymously in the usual fashion to new cheese threads made on 4chan to this day, but some debate that these are imitators replying to posts they themselves create. It's possible that the real Lee has moved on.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Lee Garrett Goldson was born on January 8, 1995, and lives in Ontario, Canada. He formerly played in a band called "Whitecap Grave", although he has since left to spend more time on 4channel tracking down cheese. He has also participated in the Humanities and Arts & Science Program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. During Lee's time in Special Ed in high school, another student was watching Barney and Friends in two hour blocks everyday, while Lee was watching other things on a smart board. This traumatized Lee, and he started to associate everything he ever watched during that time with Barney, one example being a concert of his former favorite band Pink Floyd, which he can't stand to listen to anymore. Lee is a Doom speedrunner and likes Splatoon despite his hatred of things he considers childish. One time Lee accidentally posted a picture of Overwatch character Tracer's feet instead of one of his usual images.
4chan[edit | edit source]
Goldson is best known for posting this image, "Bronies, this is your mindset.jpg" or other times as "(int-friendly).jpg" or "(v-friendly).jpg":
It's a screenshot of a Treehouse TV schedule that shows MLP airing right after Barney, meaning that MLP is on the same level as Barney.
Even though Lee Goldson hates Barney, he won't threaten anyone who posts a Barney image or anything related to that show unless a Barney image happens to be related to MLP.
He posts it in an effort to call out people posting "My Little Pony" related content. Lee apparently hates the show, comparing it to "Barney and Friends" in all of his images. His posts go back to the MLP generals on /co/ meaning that he has been doing this since at least 2011.
On November 15, 2016, an anonymous poster on /v/ discovered that the (then-unknown) Barneyfag attended McMaster University thanks to a discussion between Lee and another student that occurred on /s4s/ the same day. Just a day after this, Lee's real-life identity, including his full name, social media accounts and other miscellaneous information, was given out by an anonymous user on /v/. He has (indirectly) confirmed this dox as being his by responding with "DOXING! MODS!".
Kiwifarms[edit | edit source]
On August 3rd 2015, Lee created an account on Kiwifarms under the name x86x2. He then began posting in his own thread, answering questions the other users had about him. After a 5 year hiatus, Lee returned to Kiwifarms and replied to his own thread saying "I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore, I really did fuck that dog". But three months later, it was revealed that a soyjak.party user did hack into his account, and his credentials were revealed.
Lee baiters[edit | edit source]
Leebait is any image designed to or likely to enrage Lee. This can range from highly customized artwork featuring characters such as Don Turtelli to simple screencaps of MLP. Most Leebait images are just cropped out pictures taken from derpibooru without context. Lee reverse image searches any weird images and replies to the baiter with the link of the derpibooru image he finds along with one of his usual images and a threat. Sometimes Leebait is hidden in gifs, and if Lee sees a gif he is likely to analyze its frames to check if it contains Leebait. Leebaiters are those who post Leebait in order to elicit a response from Lee himself. Sometimes, Leebaiters get unique responses even if just assumed to be them for schizo reasons. (usually references to locations being nuked, being drowned in rivers of capital cities of their country, thrown off tall landmarks of their country, etc) Here are a few of them:
- Justpassingthrough (ban-evading Argentinian (Barneyfag)): A Kiwifarms user who has been around since Lee began his tirade. Lee believes him to be a consumer of Foalcon and Lolicon, which he apparently has screenshot evidence of.
- tay k 47/tk47: A /qa/non and confirmed CS:GO cheater whose steam profile was leaked (by himself). His full name (tay k 47) is now spam filtered from 4chan, so Lee now just abbreviates it to tk47.
- CC: A poster known to post the "kara boga" copypasta and other mud dick spam related content. His name is also from his steam profile. Lee believes that he lives in Oregon, but this could just be where his proxy is located.
- Karaboga Proxyhopper: CC's original name
- Ausfreak: An Australian Leebaiter. Will sometimes put the link of a missed thread in his name field, he'll sometimes put the number of a missed thread over Tom Kenny's hand. He says he lives in Gold Coast.
- British Phoneposter/British scum: A British Leebaiter. He is distinct because of his iPhone filenames. Lee claims to have evidence he posted "gumball shota penis" in threads before sometimes.
- Filthy Franc: A French Leebaiter. Known for putting the link of missed threads in the name field similar to Ausfreak, Lee seems to be able to distinguish them by their flag in the missed thread, along with other factors.
- Vendettafag: A poster that emailed Lee threads that he missed. His posts usually have an anime-styled Lee bait image. Lee commonly responds to people he accuses of being him with "Fuck off vendettafag, stop harassing me"
- Fagmark: A Danish Leebaiter from /bant/. When he's not busy spamming Coal threads on /bant/, he's usually busy trolling Lee by posting Gifs that seem like its just an image before showing Fagmark's avatar, which is a Pickle Rick image with the color and hair of Twilight Sparkle. Any time these gifs are posted Lee will post an entire description of how you can see the pony image.
- Tom Sawyer Leebaiter: A schizo who posts pictures of Tom Sawyer, sometimes accompanied by Leebait. Lee doesn't have a name for him.
- Proxybaiter: A recent poster mostly active on /pol/, /int/ and /tv/ who uses screenshots taken from simpsons and spongebob episodes to get Lee's attention. Mostly posts images of Homer or Squidward. His most commonly used VPNs are Hungarian, Dutch and Belgian. Lee doesn't seem to recognize where he's really from so no special name for him.
- Kazakh Proxybaiter: A poster on only /int/ that uses proxies in Kazakhstan and Mongolia. He posts mainly Pepe smoking gifs and asks questions about other countries with random screenshots from random Derpibooru images that usually include country flags.
- ESL retard: A typo-ridden poster that mainly uses western animation themed Leebait, sometimes asking "Why are cartoons like this?"
- Russian Leebaiter
- Swedish Leebaiter
- Serbian Leebaiter
- Thai-Die: Lee will often respond to them with YOU WILL THAI-DIE
There are NO other Lee baiters not listed. Feel free to NOT make an edit if you would like to include any others.
Controversy over current activity[edit | edit source]
Many posters on 4chan hold the opinion that Lee himself no longer posts anymore. Here are some theories about the true source of these posts:
- The baiters and "Lee" are the same person
- "Lee" is actually a group of trolls operating together
- Some people think that the posts are made by bots
|“||Somehow this one autist has better reverse image searching powers than google saucenao and yandex combined even for heavily cropped images? you're an absolute retard if you honestly believe that. the people making the crops are the people posting them and the people replying to them. its all just an in joke by some off site discord group that turned it into their own in joke.
>post just straight up an image of rarity from mlp
its just a song and dance. nobody is fooled.
It's counter-argued that it would take a mental-illness beyond the intensity of Lee's to imitate his daily activities. But that's the exact point about the Lee imitators being made.
A piece of Advice[edit | edit source]
Do know that posting Leebait will NOT result in a 3 or 30 day site-wide ban from 4chan, (usually for trolling or GR15) so DO NOT use either a VPN or mobile data if you do not care about your mobile range NOT getting banned.
DO pretend to be or imitate lee on 4chan, your IP will NOT be
permanently banned banned for 30 days.
It's best to bait Lee on /r9k/, because that forces him to come up with original material and jannies don't check that board very often.
Leebaiting Acronyms, Phrases and Responses[edit | edit source]
See also: List of copypastas#Lee Lingo
A lot of these phrases are known to be associated with the Leebaiter British Scum, at least according to Lee:
- Oh woah/over 9000 - if used by itself, usually gets responded with variations of "You won't be the great hero you think you are", "I'd hate to be you" or "Your life is shallow"
- <bad adjective> taste in <media> <acronym> - Usually MLP related, even if tangential Lee spots the references fast.
- Don't call me a <thing> <acronym> - Will make lee respond with "YOU <THING>, YOU WILL BE <VIOLENT ACT>" (sometimes written as dcma<letters>tm)
- calm - Lee typically responds with "NO, FUCK YOU AND DIE"
- Sheriff Chitwood - A Floridian Sheriff notable for his dislike of bronies, posting Leebait images with him will make Lee respond with ">lol isn't Chitwood so dumb for trying to arrest bronies? That's why I made this ebin defamatory photoshop of him, so we can show everyone who really runs this place!" along with usual rage.
- Tom Kenny's hand - From the voice actor's meetup with Lee, posting this image will make Lee respond with variants of ">god i'm so epic for posting this!"
- Lee himself - Posting any images with him will make him respond with "For some reason you thought this would be an epic BTFO of who you were attacking"
- Senor Huevos - Sometimes makes lee say you thought posting it would put you on the moral high ground.
- We can <anti-brony act> <acronym> - Lee will try to turn this around if possible, so if a place is mentioned, it would be responded with "WHICH WOULD BE YOUR HOUSE, SO YOU'LL BE LEFT FOR DEAD" (or some variation thereof)
- Reply in <language> if you want me <word for dead> - Sometimes Lee actually will
- Next posts must <do thing> or else they miss cheese/are a brony/etc - Lee will often forget to do this, or just get around the logic of these statements if he does
- Opposite day starts now - Does not make Lee act opposite, will constantly insist opposite day is over
- Please understandu - Makes lee respond with the "OH I UNDERSTAND" copypastas sometimes if used by itself
- Toejam/soles/arches/heels/cheese - Phrases referring to the tracer feet images, many many phrases work here
- Lazy/'tist/'tism/spectrum/brain damaged - Will make Lee respond with variations on ">You should watch MLP like me! That's normal/productive!" (for 'tist and lazy respectively)
- tm - thread misser
- ac - archived cheese
- mt - missed threads
- mc - missed cheese
- tc - thread cheese
- smt - stop missing threads
- iydmtsmtwbap - if you didn't miss threads so much there wouldn't be a problem
- iobyfyrtm - I only bait you for your reaction thread misser - Sometimes gets responded with "GO SHOOT UP A FUCKING SCHOOL IF YOU ARE THIS FUCKING FIRM IN YOUR BELIEF YOU HAVE THAT THE ONLY WAY TO EVER MAKE IT IN LIFE IS TO GET PEOPLE AS RILED UP AS POSSIBLE. BECAUSE APPARENTLY, BY YOUR STANDARDS, YOU'LL BE HEAVEN'S DIVINE GRACE BY SHOOTING A BUNCH OF FUCKING CHILDREN. THEN YOU WOULD GET A BUNCH OF FUCKING PEOPLE GIVING YOU "LE EBIN REACTIONS", AND IT COULD GET EVEN YOU KILLED AS WELL"
- idelmlptm - I don't even like My Little Pony thread misser - Usually makes Lee respond with "I'M NOT GOING TO BELIEVE YOUR BULLSHIT, CERTAINLY NOT FROM SOMEONE WHO REFUSES TO POST ANYTHING THAT ISN'T RELATED TO MLP TO BEGIN WITH, BELIEVING THAT THE ONLY WAY FOR THE WORLD TO ADVANCE IS FOR ANYONE WHO DOESN'T LIKE MLP TO BE ELIMINATED, BUT YOU'LL GET FUCKING ELIMINATED INSTEAD" (or some variation thereof), THOUGH other things cause this too.
- idecalftm - I don't even care about Lauren Faust thread misser
- idekwlfitm - I don't even know who Lauren Faust is thread misser
- iaaacgtm - I am actually a cute girl thread misser, usually gets the response "YOU KIWITRANNIES WILL NEVER BE WOMEN, AND YOU'LL BE LEFT FOR DEAD" (or some variation thereof)
Archived Lee threads[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
- Gemmy documentary: https://youtube.com/watch?v=9nVKg-TlVx8
- Him meeting Tom Kenny: https://youtube.com/watch?v=WzFt92hhaUs
- Bob West's message to Lee: https://youtube.com/watch?v=YG7bkr_ygSQ
- The Barney Manifesto by Lee Goldson - https://archive.is/2Yxov
- https://kiwifarms.net/members/x86x2.7320/ (archive)
- https://kiwifarms.net/threads/lee-goldson-barneyfag-x86x2-revved.10780/post-879018 (archive)
- https://kiwifarms.net/threads/lee-goldson-barneyfag-x86x2-revved.10780/page-237#post-12679684 (archive)