By LondonLee on The End Of Comments
AV Club comments are still a good read, usually gives me a chuckle on the bus
@BadUncle : YOURE JUST A GUN HATING LIBRUL
Alternate take : (cat gif)
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.
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!
By carpetblogger on Meet The Awl
Low number weighing in with conditional support for changes mentioned herein.
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???
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch?
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.