Skip to comments.A Guide to Political Blog Comments Posters
Posted on 08/22/2010 9:35:56 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
I want everyone to know that I love the comments posters on political blogs. OK, truth be known I love the ones that agree with me. The others, not so much. But I really can see the logic to those that say comments are the worst part of the Internet Tubes. 99% of the time the comments section add nothing but vitriol and pointless blather . not to mention a dearth of grammar and spelling. While there's the occasional really detailed and good comment that does add to the thread, the good ones are far and few between.
Heck, thereve been many months when Ive just shut down the comments section on my own blog due to spamming. Only recently have I turned it back on.
But whatever the propriety of a blog comments section, the sad fact is they are all the same on nearly every political blog. It's probably just a reflection of human nature, but these comments sections are all so eerily similar as to cause one to wonder if comments sections everywhere are all written by the same few post-happy people.
This may be the same on all blogs, but it is at least true on political clogs. You tell me. Go to a political blog comments section and Ill bet you'll find these commenters:
The I Luv U Man
No matter what is posted as the main post, this commenter loves it and thinks it was written by the smartest person in the world. This commenter is SURE that this post is the smartest thing a human has ever written, that is until the next post comes up and then THAT post is just as brilliant.
For this guy everything is turned into a curse filled rant or a sexual innuendo...
Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
I have always pointed out that the responses are almost always as good or superior to the original article.
And I have always opposed any need for moderators.
All online forums are the same—poly-tiks, Marines (especially Marines) and your/my favorite topics.
Keep It Simple Stupid!
When a moderator deletes something for ny negative reason we don’t know that for sure now do we!
The banal comments he lists sound suspiciously like DU to me. FR comments add a lot, often, and give me ideas to chew on.
Depends on the group of ‘commenters.’
A blog pimp pimping about blogs? Sounds about perfect.
I doubt it.
Comments would indicate someone actually reads blogs.
Seems pretty unlikely.
I don't know. Sometimes I skip most of the article and get right to the comments. Especially on Politico, where the article is surely some ridiculous left-wing agitprop, and the comments are sure to dissect it as such.
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