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Comment adverse? not really.

Screenshot from 2015-12-08 18:25:19 I’ve said this a couple of times:

intelligent and constructive comments or can say something interesting and informative Please don’t waste your time writing ridiculous, ignorant, and irelevant comments as they end up in the electronic dustbin without being read. Quality over quantity is my preference for comments.

Fortunately, I’ve scared off a lot of trolls which means not too many comments.

Anyway, I am not a “serious blogger” which is something some people haven’t gotten through their heads.

Anyway, that said, I do enjoy seeing interesting comments.  I managed to get a good thread going at the Guardian’s page–sort of satisfied with how this turned out.

Which is why I am memorialising it here.

Anyway, this doesn’t mean that I check the comments here on a regular basis (maybe as frequently as I post something here).  After all, I am not a “serious blogger”.

Posted 08/12/2015 by lacithedog in comment, commentary, comments, Uncategorized

Dealing with the Internet Crazies

“I am an elitist, but I have a respect for people who don’t measure up.”

“Some of these people haven’t taken their medication.”

The video from this was pulled, but I found a similar clip. It’s from an episode of the West Wing where Josh discovers the internet. Here is a transcript if this gets pulled again:
osh: Donna!
Donna: Yeah.
Josh: Sit down; we’re going to post a response on the site.
Donna: What site?
Josh: LemonLyman –
Donna: No.
Josh: Yeah, we got to post a response to someone.
Donna: It’s a bad idea.
Josh: Why?
Donna: You don’t know these people.
Josh: Neither do you.
Donna: Yes, I do.
Josh: What’s wrong with them?
Donna: Nobody knows.
Josh: They’re taking a very healthy interest in government. They should be applauded.
Donna: Then applaud them but stay off the site.
Josh: These are the people talking. I’m not an elitist.
Donna: You are an elitist.
Josh: I am an elitist but I have a respect for people who don’t measure up.
Donna: People on these sites tend to be a little hysterical.

Donna: What Josh doesn’t know is that some of these people have not taken their medication.

Josh (to CJ, about CJ, it’s a…crazy place. It’s got this dictatorial leader who I’m sure wears a muumuu and chain smokes Parliaments.
CJ: What did you go there for in the first place?
Josh: It’s called
CJ: Let me explain something to you. This is sort of my field. The people on these sites, they’re the cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The muumuu wearing Parliament smoker? That’s Nurse Ratched. And when Nurse Ratched is unhappy, the patients are unhappy. You, you’re McMurphy. You swoop in there with your card-games and your fishing trips –
Josh: I didn’t swoop in. I came in exactly the same way everybody else did.
CJ: Well, now I’m telling you to open the ward room window and climb on out before they give you a pre-fontal lobotamy and I have to smother you with a pillow.

More of why I find comments to be a waste.

From the Daily Mash:

REGULAR internet commenter Tom Logan has admitted he is not even sure why he bothers.

Logan frequently posts comments on a wide range of websites, all of which provide him with broadly the same level of personal interaction as talking to a fridge.

Better yet:

Psychologist Donna Sheridan said: “Internet commenters often find it difficult to stop commenting, because this would be an admission that all their previous comments were a total waste of time.

“It’s a bit like compulsive gambling, but without the intellectual and social stimulation of spending all day in Ladbrokes.

Many a truth is spoken in jest!

Posted 15/10/2012 by lacithedog in comment, comments

A koan (just curious)

If a comment lands in the spam folder, does it give any indication that’s where it landed?

Seriously, if a valid comment is made, is there something which says “your comment will be visible after moderation”?

Likewise, if a comment lands in spam, does it just quietly land there?

Posted 09/06/2012 by lacithedog in Akismet, comment, comments, Junk, Spam Folder