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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Shutting the comments down

Andrew Spooner appears to be off his meds again, so I'm shutting the comments down tonight as I'm not interested in wasting my time or the moderators time on moderating them. You can look up Mr. Spooner and express your appreciation for this if you like. To be honest, I'm giving some serious thought to just leaving them off, as these days they too often serve as little more than gamma magnets. I can't possibly express the full extent of my total lack of interest in those who somehow feel the need to share their psycho-dramas with everyone in public.

In the meantime, you might wish to check out the new Darkstream. It went over rather well.

UPDATE: The comments are on again.

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Blogger Mark Stoval February 15, 2019 5:18 AM  

I can't watch these streams, and so the following suggestion is from a total place of ignorance, but here goes.

Vox, could it be set up to where only the ilk could make comments? Or perhaps a pre-approved list that one of the mods keeps updated?

All those gammas and SJW types must get real old.

Blogger justthinkin February 15, 2019 8:06 AM  

Agent Taylor, we got your message that last two times you posted it.

Blogger Ron February 15, 2019 8:16 AM  

Does Blogger allow paid subscriptions for people who want to post comments to your blog? The money could go to Infogalactic.

Blogger BassmanCO February 15, 2019 10:04 AM  

Haxo Angmark, you are such a little bitch. You don’t come into someone else’s house and give unsolicited advice. If you don’t like his rules, go away.

Blogger Nate February 15, 2019 10:09 AM  

Haxo… vox doesn't censor your comments. I do. I wander through the comments and I see your comment... and it is stupid... so I delete it. Because deleting comments that are stupid makes me happy.

Blogger Harris February 15, 2019 10:16 AM  

I come here to read your opinions - not because I agree with all of them, but because you challenge my thinking on things. I appreciate that.

Frankly, the comment strings are rarely worth reading.

Blogger BassmanCO February 15, 2019 10:24 AM  

If my time is short, I scroll through comments looking for VD, Nate and a few others. Otherwise, usually nothing new or entertaining.

Blogger Tars Tarkusz February 15, 2019 10:38 AM  

I've heard that the YT algorithm takes comments into consideration in the ranking and thus if the video ends up is the recommended videos.
The nice thing about YT is you can block commenters, but unless they log out and view the comments while logged out, it appears to the commenter as if they are not blocked.

Blogger Nate February 15, 2019 10:45 AM  

' Otherwise, usually nothing new or entertaining.'

it used to be though... I remember one time JQP and I got into it with some idiot biologist that was gabbering about evolution and everything he knew about dinosaurs and all this garbage... and we beat him down so bad he eventually admitted he could not prove that T-Rex's didn't do calculus.

Blogger Nate February 15, 2019 10:47 AM  

another time JAC and me and White Bufalo were beating up on this poor liberal babykiller girl so bad Bane told us to stop beating her up because we were being to cruel.

Bane. Bane thought we were being to cruel to a baby killer.

Blogger BassmanCO February 15, 2019 10:58 AM  

Nate wrote:' Otherwise, usually nothing new or entertaining.'

it used to be though... I remember one time JQP and I got into it with some idiot biologist that was gabbering about evolution and everything he knew about dinosaurs and all this garbage... and we beat him down so bad he eventually admitted he could not prove that T-Rex's didn't do calculus.


I know. The comments used to be more refined and entertaining, but that is the price for expanding the audience. And it is still the best place I have found to both learn and be entertained. It is good to know you are nowhere near the smartest person in the room here, especially when in polite society, I often am the smartest guy in the room. Keeps me more humble and continuing to learn.

Blogger carnaby February 15, 2019 10:59 AM  

"If my time is short, I scroll through comments looking for VD, Nate and a few others. Otherwise, usually nothing new or entertaining."

Same

Blogger Dave February 15, 2019 11:11 AM  

@Mark you can turn off the comments in YouTube if it's the difference in you watching Darkstreams or not. Also as Tars stated, individuals in the chat can be blocked very simply. In last night's Darkstream, some kept asking Vox to ban a guy, and I reminded them several times they could easily just block him.

Blogger Dave February 15, 2019 11:24 AM  

I should clarify: Youtube gives viewers the option to turn off the chat.

Blogger Fargoth February 15, 2019 11:47 AM  

@7 @12 Don't forget about Fargoth

Blogger Revelation Means Hope February 15, 2019 12:04 PM  

Yes, the comments sections have gone down in quality. But there were a number of good years, especially the first three years.
Got so good that after a year I stopped lurking and finally started commenting myself (under a different name, before doxxing became such a serious threat).

Blogger Revelation Means Hope February 15, 2019 12:05 PM  

The Ran/Cedarwood debates on Japanese invasion were especially fun

Blogger Markku February 15, 2019 1:14 PM  

Just for the record, in case someone wants to blame Nate, I was one who suggested switching to tyrannical administration in our secret admin place.

Blogger Markku February 15, 2019 1:23 PM  

This infographic illustrates our new moderation principles.

Blogger sammibandit February 15, 2019 2:01 PM  

Front242?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 15, 2019 7:56 PM  

SUPER SECRET COMMENT CLUBHOUSE

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 15, 2019 8:00 PM  

Nate is actually the charitable one here, Haxo. I nuke your comments on sight. I don't even bother reading them.

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