Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MKM Open Thread (Mar. 13, 2012)

Welcome to your MKM Blog open thread for March 13, 2012, the day Peyton Manning signed with your favorite professional football team: the USC Trojans.

Gooooooooooooooood morning, commentariat!  Welcome to another fun day on a site devoted to hearing your comments on the comments and commenters on a site that apparently makes you feel like your comments don't matter, even though Sean Salisbury wouldn't even roast AJ unless comments were locked, so I guess our comments at least matter to him.  Sean Salisbury, champion of the commentariat.

Okay, today, we enter day two of the experiment.  Here's what we are going to try (h/t Sgt. Hammerclaw).  Bear with me:

  1. Unrestricted commenting is back.
  2. If you post under your own name, feel free to say anything you would like.  Yes, this includes negative criticism, but at least this way you will own it.  It occurs to me that a lot of the posts I deleted the other day were under people's own name, and I won't be doing that anymore.  It's on you if you want to call someone out, hopefully, that leads people to be more thoughtful in their critiques.
    1. (Even with this, try to keep your complaints about specific comments, as opposed to a global rip on a commenter.  I'll exercise occasional discretion to delete shit that's out of bounds if it goes beyond critiquing a comment and turns into an attack on a commenter.)
  3. If you post anonymously or under a pseudonym, which is permitted, keep it positive.
  4. If you anonymously/pseudonymously post anything negative, including agreement with someone else's negative statement, it's gone right away.  No gray areas.  If you want to rip on a comment, do it like I do, and keep it under your own name. We may be adding some comment ninjas to help me enforce this. 
Wow.  That was unexpectedly heavy.  Here's a Youtube to help you shake that out.


49 comments:

  1. Guy Who Thinks All The Fun Here Is Commenting Under Gag Accounts With Ridiculous NamesMarch 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Shit.

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    1. The Original "Guy Who Does Things"March 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      Tell me about it.

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    2. I'm cool with it.

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    3. It's time to get things started,
      On the most sensational,
      Inspirational,
      Celebrational,
      Deadspin-ational
      This is what we call The MKM Blog!

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    4. That's right. If you fuckers want to bash 'Swept Away' anymore, I'm going to be able to see your made-up internet names.

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    5. SONIC BOOM! SONIC BOOM! SONIC BOOM! SONIC BOOM! SONIC BOOM! SONIC BOOM!

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    6. Well if Jimmy is "A Genius", then I'm "U Thant".

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    7. Should auld acquaintance be forgot
      And never brought to mind
      Somebody will bitch 'bout it here
      A long damn time

      [Continues decomposing]

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  2. Wow, it feels refreshing to post under my own name. Of course, you have no idea who I am on DS, but this is my own name.

    Also, it needs to be said: Sponsored by V8 sucks ass.

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    1. If your commenting is half as good as your auction house, then I'm sold.

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    2. Right? I'm the fucking worst.

      http://deadspin.com/5892800/los-angeles-little-league-stays-alive-with-surprise-donation-from-strip-club-[update]?comment=47890638#comments

      This was damn near ninja worthy. Not nearly funny enough to take up all that space and draw attention to the picture. Get it!? It looks like a "T"?


      http://deadspin.com/5892834/zinedine-zidanes-headbutt-is-now-art?comment=47890987#comments

      And that was just fucking lazy. HAHAHA, Beasley smokes weed and resin is also a term for marijuana. I must be a fucking genius to have come up with that.

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    1. The lead singer from DisturbedMarch 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

      OOH AHAHAHA!!!

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  4. I love everybody, and I love every comment. To me, everything deserves a +1 just for making the effort! Way to go everyone for making Deadspin the coolest, funniest, hippest, sportiest sports blog (site????) on the whole internets. You all make my day brighter because I LOL all the time reading the hilarious comments. I know Nick Denton thinks the commenters are a bunch of idiots who are ruining his totally awesome sites, but I disagree. So let's have a great day out there in the comments sections and really show the world what we can do!! :)

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  5. Hey Fat...what the hell? Vin Baker was a drunk, not a heroin user. How did you make that leap?

    http://deadspin.com/5892841/this-is-the-worst-shot-in-the-nba?comment=47893003#comments

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    1. Honestly, it's because I'm terrible.

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    2. the real me would never take nearly two hours to respond when his sense of self-worth is being challenged

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    3. Weird. Whatever. Explain your joke, por favor.

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    4. I know how to figure out the real fat-l...quick, both of you tell a joke. Whichever one fails to make me laugh is obviously the real fat-l

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  6. Yay! It's back! Daytime DU!AN is like day-drinking ... I love day-drinking.

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  7. If we can ban anonymous negative comments, can we also ban attributed positive comments?

    In other words, can we ban Raysism?

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    1. I guess you'd call that a ...

      [puts on expensive sunglasses]

      RayBan

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    2. So, a tool whose only purpose is to dull the impact of the true luminaries?

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    3. Raysism, Esq., Phi Beta Kappa, COTM, COTY (in process)March 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

      No.

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    4. Phi Beta Kappa? Isn't that last century's version of Tau Beta Pi?

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  8. Can someone help me out with an issue I have while reading Deadspin at work. I click the comments button and it just scrolls the screen back up to the top. I have not been able to access comments for the last week. Is there a work around for this. Granted I don't know how much access to the computer seeing how it is a Government computer and the administrative rights to most things are controlled by the IT dept. Thanks!

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    1. Sorry Mr. Obama, you're gonna have to talk to your IT guys.

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    2. If you're using an older version of IE (hint: if you're using a government-owned computer, you're using an older version of IE), then you're probably screwed. See if you have enough access to download and install Chrome or Firefox (you probably don't).

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    3. Yeah that's not happening. Was hoping for a simple fix. Disappointing.

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  9. Guy Who Wants To Understand Something (politely, of course)March 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Anyone have any idea what cobra's comment in the Zidane post is all about?

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    1. "Ladder"/"latter."

      My guess? Cobra's started drinking early. Turpentine, most likely.

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    2. Understander of HomonymsMarch 13, 2012 at 5:11 PM

      I get that, but how does that joke make any sense?

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    3. Understander of Bad JokesMarch 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

      It doesn't! That's the brilliant part!

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  10. That felt good.

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  11. Just looked back at Barry's Cowboys/Redskins post, and saw this. Unbelievable. Completely unbelievable.

    Who the hell still uses a fax machine?

    Everything else I find completely believable, though.

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    1. Also, a pink-of-the-fortnight nominee.

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    2. @StF,

      The second he started a paragraph with "In the Book of Genesis, God inexplicably created the tree of knowledge, then told humans not to touch it. "Because I said so," I believe was the rationale." I got immediately excited for the next DeadLetters. Going to be a great one.

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  12. Fab Melo ruled ineligible for the tourney. You might wanna make sure MKM doesn't have anything sharp near him.

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  13. I dont undastand whys i not playin in tha tournyerment.

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  14. How the shit do I set up a profile to comment with without making my gmail account available for all to see?

    IMG, I trust you. But I'd prefer that connection not be present for all to see.

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    1. Well, as you can see, it's not required, but I'd just create a dummy gmail acct for this site/deadspin use only.

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    2. True...but I'm getting tired of the captchas. I'll just do that then.

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  15. I still have to do captchas even when logged in.

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    1. this was supposed to be in reply to SbV8 obviously, but I don't know how to use computers.

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  16. Put this in DUAN but I'm spending St. Patty's day weekend in Chicago. Who wants to meet up for a beer?

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    1. I'm hoping to get down there sometime in the next month or two. Until then, I'll just be jealous. I love that city.

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