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By LondonLee on The End Of Comments

AV Club comments are still a good read, usually gives me a chuckle on the bus

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm 2

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on The End Of Comments

@BadUncle : YOURE JUST A GUN HATING LIBRUL

Alternate take : (cat gif)

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:06 am 6

By BadUncle on The End Of Comments

I started commenting years ago on Gawker and a couple of its sister pubs. At the time, it seemed to offer the same opportunity for clever banter and occasional insight one used to find on the pre-Web Intertubes, while also mutating normal civility by the same false intimacy. Worse, anonymity with a democratic medium gives a megaphone to every crank in a crowd. When Gawker's readership floodgates burst, standards for wit eroded. I think the lesson here is you don't have to flog traffic by lowering the bar to entry for the commentariat.

These days, about the only commenting in which I participate (reading or writing), is on Awl pubs and IO9. And also Etsy, because, you know, doilies.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am 4

By kitten_witawip on The End Of Comments

tl:dr

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:19 am 1

By Screen Name on The End Of Comments

Give me a few minutes and I'll weigh in with what appears to be an attention-seeking, overly long comment not even related to this post!

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:18 am 7

By anildash on The End Of Comments

First!

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:42 am 5

By carpetblogger on Meet The Awl

Low number weighing in with conditional support for changes mentioned herein.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm 1

By NeonTrotsky on Meet The Awl

Wait, so if this has been a beta test all along, will we commenters be compensated for our services? Perhaps in amounts of Dogecoins inversely proportionate to our commenter number???

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm 2

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper on An Oral History Of Gawker, By Reddit

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch?

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm 1

By shostakobitch on An Oral History Of Gawker, By Reddit

Gawker was started by Julia Allison but then some girl named Emily Somethingorother took over with her not-actually-a-real-problem 20something angst until it made her too famous to be remembered by anyone. Now the site is run by Florida gun owners as a satire of NY/LA identity politics.

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm 4