Monday, June 4, 2012

MKMOT (June 4, 2012)

Ohhhh, so you like weekends off, do you? I only wish I could have that luxury. Not til' the day they come out with self-disinfecting bowling shoes, my friends. Must be nice.

I will gladly grant you this indulgence if it leads to increased morale and productivity. Well, morale is kind of bad for productivity around here, so scrap that first part. But you get what I'm saying. So gather round the water cooler and talk about your epic weekend, brahs. But don't linger there for too long. The serious balogging requires you to return to your cubicles. That's why the cups are cone shaped.

The thread is open like the cube farm floor plan.


27 comments:

  1. Can we talk about the new Gawker commenting system?

    [shoots self]

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    1. I think I flip-flop every day about whether or not PowWow will kill Deadspin's jokes, but if this new system is real, it'll annihilate all of the sites. I read the post, and have no idea how to read it. It's like publishing a book on a Rubik's Cube. You have to hand it to Denton, only he could be this magnificently stupid.

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    2. That's more than a little bit hideous. They have managed to make a terrible system worse.

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    3. I haven't had that much trouble. If I read a gawker post (which I only do if my hair shirt is at the cleaners) I just click the "all" tab and the posts are put in the normal order. The very light grey text for "see replies" is hard to see, however.

      Not sure how the accept/dismiss thing work, but it seems silly, especially for DS. If you drop a joke and leave for a few hours, does no one see the waterfall of +1s?

      The anonymous commenting will be...unfortunate.

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    4. I dunno -- with all my practice commenting on Jezebel, and the responses to my half-troll comment on the running compression short post, I think I've found the keys to the algorithm!

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    5. Posted my comment before I saw this. When your explanation of how you simplified things makes no sense...uh oh.

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    6. Ignore what I wrote before -- I just saw what you're referring to. That is a complete fucking trainwreck.

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    7. Second Edit: Holy Shit. That is fucking terrible.

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    8. I love you all, but I'm not going to spend an additional two hours clicking through all of the shitty pink comments to see what Echo, RMJ=H, et al had to say that was funny. That is insane.

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    9. Granted, I'm a tech idiot, but this seems so unnecessarily reader-unfriendly it's crazy.

      Fortunately, I don't read Gawker, but I absolutely dread Deadspin going this route. I don't understand why it needs to be so over-complicated. Current system- blog view, show all. See all the stories in chronological order, and every comment grouped together with its replies, also in chronological order. Done.

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    10. @ Gamboa: Exactly.

      @ Ray: Actually, I posted a very serious six thousand word essay on the importance of compression shorts. You won't want to miss it.

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    11. It has something to do with monetizing the comments. I don't see how the new changes work to that end but that's the goal.


      http://mashable.com/2012/05/23/gawker-comments-love/
      http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/22/how-gawker-wants-to-monetize-comments/

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    12. From Always Winning's link:

      n an internal memo on Thursday, Denton announced the formation of a new sales unit that will focus on helping advertisers and brands take part in the new commenting system

      This burns me up. Fortunately, I have this ice cold Coca-Cola here at my desk to cool me down.

      Coke and Raysism -- two great things that go great together!

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    13. The Amazing SneijdermanJune 4, 2012 at 12:10 PM

      Even more, the new commenting system is crippling the number of comments. Just looking at some of the stories from last week, they have double or triple the number of comments from the stories today.

      Now maybe that's what Gawker wants, I don't know. But I don't think the same problem exists on Deadspin.

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    14. Coke and Raysism -- two great things that go great together!

      If you could publish that a few thousand times all over the internet, I would appreciate it.

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    15. @Raysism

      Fuck, I'm thirsty!

      /chews off man's face, takes his can of Coke

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    16. Thanks for putting the Three's Company song in my head, AW, you fucker. And to think I returned your below-the-waist running wave...

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    17. Here's Nick Denton's response: http://gawker.com/5915447/?comment=49780634

      Basically, they don't want to you see a bunch of comments, only what Powow deems to be the featured/best. It's sad/scary how much faith he's placing in Powwow's ability to select and feature comments.

      Come and knock on our doooor.

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    18. *you to, not to you.

      That's a weird typo, I think Gawker's qbit presentation of conversations is breaking my brain.

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    19. Don't ask me, I thought Ishtar needed more musical numbers and coke-fueled smugness.

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    20. [Reads comments]
      [Checks RMJs pulse]
      [Shakes head]

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    21. Can someone who knows about tennis and doesn't mind dealing with Jezebelles go over there and let Lindy know just how fucking wrong she is?

      Sincerely, Pink at Jezebel.

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  2. I don't know what you bitches are bitching about. The new Gawker comments make perfect sense if, like me, you have perfect universal awareness of all things occurring. Sack up, Nancy.

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  3. I Like Cheap BeerJune 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Did you ever mistakenly click on a "promote" button for a mediocre comment? Yeah, that happened in the David Clyde post. My bad guys.

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    1. Did you ever mistakenly click on a "promote" button for a mediocre comment?

      You mean pull an IMG?

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    2. From the Donald Driver Shoe post from last night, via pink commenter drkrein1944:

      To IronMike, I hope your comment is sarcasm, if not, you are as stupid and selfish as the woman. I hope her "friends" see her and publicly humiliate the woman.

      What do you think, guys? Should I approve him?

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    3. Only if you also approve the ones who bash my comment in the replies, including the guy who ripped on my SAT score.

      1510, thank you. When that meant something.

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