Hey, here's a little ranty rant that does not set forth rules, guidelines, or anything else official-sounding, just the personal sentiments of one person who has a free blog that he occasionally updates and which people with nothing better to do occasionally read.
Look, let's start with the obvious. DUAN is an open forum. Use it as you wish. Use it to trade recipes, bitch about your fantasy team (fucking Adrian Peterson, amirite?), use it to link to awesome music on Youtube that the world wouldn't know existed if you weren't there to lead them, in Jesus-like fashion, to the glorious light (I am talking to you, Uwe). That's what it's there for.
Of course, there are some rules. Don't post anything racist or homophobic or sexist or rip on the editors (even editors from other Gawker sites who occasionally post fucking brilliant boxing pieces on Deadspin) without any rationale other than trying to get attention for yourself, as if anyone could ever give a fuck about your shitty and incorrect opinion.
But I'm not here to discuss those rules. I'm here to briefly - for me, anyway - talk about one of my pet peeves. And that's the shop talk. I won't call it inside baseball, because inside baseball is fine in DUAN, and something I enjoy quite a bit. I'm talking about "why did so and so lose his star,""why don't I have a star," "who do you think the ninja/miserable shitehawk/the others from Lost are," "why is IMG so funny and Same Sad Echo so horrible," etc. etc. etc.
To repeat myself, THIS IS NOT A RULE, but why on Earth do you find this interesting? I can't imagine. Reading those threads, which usually consist of uninformed persons spreading misinformation, is like listening to fingernails on chalkboards for me.
To be clear, I'm not talking about a thoughtful discussion of why something worked, or didn't work, or a request for explanation of a rule or policy or what not. I'm talking about TMZ: Deadspin Commenter Edition. Go ahead and do it, but know that I'll be rolling my eyes and unhearting you, left and right.
I'm just playing, you know I love you, and, hey, keep reading!