Why I Have Comments Enabled

Monday, July 14, 2014 | 39

There seems to be a recent trend among content creators on the internet of removing public feedback opportunities. Their variable explanations as to why they remove comments and ratings often express that the majority of content consumers don't comment or provide feedback, but there is really only one reason to close the door on discourse.

"Because they're gigantic pussies." -Trolls


Feedback is an integral part of blogging. If you write nonsense in a vacuum with nobody to keep you in check, you could be spreading bullshit and lies to your readers, and they won't even realize it. This is exactly how the anti-vaccination movement got started.

Honestly, what's the worst thing that could happen when you allow someone to critique what you're saying? You might get your feelings hurt? Tough it out. If you can't stand by what you're saying under the scrutiny of internet trolls, you probably shouldn't be using the internet at all.

Excuses Breakdown:

Here are some bad reasons to not have comment sections:

  1. Most readers don't comment!

    Well, guess what! If people aren't commenting, they probably don't have strong feelings about what you wrote. This could mean that what you wrote is boring and pointless, but you wouldn't know because there isn't anyone telling you.

  2. They can comment on twitter!

    Awesome job again! Everyone has a twitter account and wants to be limited on characters while they systematically dismantle the arguments you made in your article!

  3. I don't want to moderate inappropriate content!

    It's the internet, and unless it's their first day they absolutely won't be affected by the strange pro-abortion sidebar that is taking place in your comments section. They probably won't read it at all unless they're planning to comment themselves. Either way, stop being a censor, you fucking socialist!

  4. Anonymity on the internet is bad!

    Are you an agent for Google? I feel like Anonymity is what allows individuals on the internet to thrive. You shouldn't have to give your home address to tell someone that their views on pool cleaning are dangerous and wrong.


Demand Comment Sections!

Any website with marginally controversial topics should be required, by law, to have a comments section. This includes government and public utility websites, as well as cable and phone service provider websites. The entertainment provided far outweighs any negative impact this might have. Wouldn't you love to get on AT&T's website and call them scurvy wretches? Yes.

The internet demands tears as tribute, and we definitely owe it one... because porn. You're welcome, internet.

Comment below:

39 comments :

  1. You're a terrible blogger, ugh. Stop blogging. Gawhl.

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  2. For some reason, this would of been more effective if the comments section was closed. "Grrr, that Miguelito, must vent anger on him.. somehow"

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  3. I was so close to doing that, but I love comments :D

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  4. This new page sucks ass, i wan the old one back. :(

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  5. Then i hope someone force you to play Mists of Pandaria for the rest of your life.

    (That's a more creative and painful insult)

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  6. 60-70 years of MoP is pretty fucked up.

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  7. Chlorine should be outlawed for consumer use. It readily evaporates into the air and begins a photolytic driven repeating chain-reaction in the atmosphere breaking down the ozone layer, allowing increasing amounts of harmful and deadly UV-radiation to reach the earth's surface. It takes 50 years for an ion of chlorine to leave the atmosphere.

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  8. Quick! Let's all buy shoes infused with positrons and magnetic hats!

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  9. I don't comment often, but I like reading the comment section!

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  10. I only have a comment section because I like reading comment sections.

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  11. Not having a comment section must be great for people who don't care about having their typos corrected.

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  12. You misunderstand. People. are. this. stupid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD4rCCiwnFk

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  13. No, you have to put the typos in the actual blog post for them to be proper bait. The comment section is casual enough that we, the nitpickers of the world, allow for typos.

    But I'm actually posting because I read something funny on twitter today: "The most recent comment on any post is now showcased on the home page... This can't backfire."

    Seeing as the most recent comment usually seems to be your reply to a comment, I guess this just means more of you for all of us. Obviously not a problem, but was that your intention?

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  14. I'm going to have contributors very soon, so ideally it won't just be me replying to everything... But I will anyway.

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  15. Okay, now I'm sorting the JSON by most likes in the last 90 days. That's probably more important. (also me)

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  16. My man, you have your shizzle together. I can fault nothing here, and agree with everything you have said.

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  17. I think women should choose if they wanna keep it

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  18. On topic video from Daddy Lum, SotA Dev: http://youtu.be/HOg3AJXGKgQ - I believe the first comment he read's off, is of course mine :P

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  19. Dang, these guys are all pretty old, huh?

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  20. Great contribution of content! But I can't quite make out what the guy at 3:17 says. Is he talking about which size of vapourware is a tedium?

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  21. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, vigilance against boredom! So, for a destroyed planet and an almost nonexistent possibility of actually colonizing the solar system, this is what we get for it, lame end game mentality repetitive derivative video games. Any republic which is evil enough to actually clone people and use them for an army isn't much better than Stalin or Hitler. I'm supposed to relate to this crap? Well most of you fanboys out there might, but I don't. Jesus H. Christ firing a rail cannon!



    NARF!


    The Star Wars back-story sucks. All Star Wars movies suck, there is so much better Sci Fi out there. Just go to the library and check out any number of authors. Ben Bova and Larry Niven come to mind.

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  22. I believe he rhetorically asked, "which slice of vaporware is this again?" Probably implying that SotA will never be officially released to us gamers but at the same time never actually cancelled, like it never existed :)

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  23. Ah well, then I guess I got the gist of it. I did hear "slice" as well, but since I wasn't aware that vapourware could be sliced, that made as little sense as "size" to me.

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  24. Vapor is fundamentally un-slice-able. You were right to question your ears...

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  25. Nice to see the new content. Wretch.

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  26. Oh no, you've found my one weakness! Insults!

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  27. I started to play it again this month after my beta experience in 2012. I gave them 8 euros to become preferred status, ashamed. did force me.


    The game is so horrible. they just stopped in the middle of development when they realized that they failed. you can see it alderaan or belsavis where there are still places that are half finshed. It feels so empty and lifeless. then all this obvious copy pasting. you run in to the save cave 5000 times. it makes it totally useless to reroll a character. Even the class stories are a joke. Decide if you want to press 1, 2 or 3 the outcome is the same.

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  28. SWTOR has only 1 redeeming quality: They let you vent people into space often. Everything else is garbage.

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  29. If they simply dropped the mmo from the name it could have been a decent single player game. But this is how corporate franchises run, they wanted to milk people from their teets and instead got kicked in the sack. They only stand out thing about SWTOR is the story that's pretty much it. there is nothing beyond that which makes it stand out. In fact it just feels like a game single player experience steam rolled to fit a completely different niche. The problem is it does extremely poor living up to an mmo nature, worse still it does nothing to hide the fact it has serious flaws.

    - 60% of loot is garbage

    - They have jedi and Sith enemy factions acting more like ninja schools of thought. It seems more like philosophical disciplines than actual opposing forces that have a history.

    - Being a Star Wars universe don't expect awesome looking armor, clothing or even weapons etc.. In fact they don't even try its like a literally copy paste of a hundred look alike items.

    - Character progression is stretched miles long what should seem like grinding levels to achieve nirvana in other games. Feels an uneeded boring experience where waves of enemies are replaced with waves of quests/missions just to etch a decimal point towards your level 10 character.

    - Level design is the worst thing I have seen in SWTOR since sliced cheese. Its beyond anyones guess why gamers would find it fun to between hundreds of square miles of land distance just reach "Shaggy MC Shag's quest" just receive a big fat FU in the face and your done.

    - Most of the Jedi and Sith Choices make absolutely zero sense. On some occasion its ok to save people to be a hero on other occasions your closer to dark side for some harmless potty humor.


    - You can also practically flirt with just about any important female your come across. Literally "there's an actual flirt option" during dialogue.



    - Mounts suck their inanimate vehicles that act as taxis between locations, to add insult to injury you have to pay a cab fair every time you use one. And believe me you will rely on the galactic taxi service about 90% of the way.


    That is the gist of it, there are far too many rants to go around better served elsewhere.

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