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12 years ago @ Crasstalk - A brief word about pub... · 6 replies · +3 points
I'm done. Not that anyone gives a shit.
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - A brief word about pub... · 15 replies · +5 points
Bots has now told me twice that I "need to stop." Is that really the atmosphere we want here? I posted two short comments -- it's hardly a rant. Last I checked, the whole point of this place was a bunch of opinionated people talking about stuff.
We went from anarchist to dictatorship in the course of about two weeks.
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - A brief word about pub... · 1 reply · +5 points
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - A brief word about pub... · 18 replies · +5 points
I have no problem with taking away his author account. I'm talking about the method and tone, which again, really hasn't been addressed.
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - A brief word about pub... · 9 replies · +3 points
They chose to make a big honking deal about it for reasons they still haven't really articulated -- and then expressed surprise that people took it as a big honking deal.
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - The (Accidentally On-P... · 3 replies · +4 points
You can't really make yourself stop loving a person. You can remove a certain amount of temptation by limiting contact, etc., but the emotions are still there.
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - A brief word about pub... · 53 replies · +10 points
I'm not sure I get the point of the public nature. If it was to send a message, who was the message for? As far as I can tell, OMGP was the only one breaking the self-publishing rule.
If it was to be funny...well, obviously it wasn't very funny to a lot of the commenters.
Which leaves me with what seems to have been the real point: Some folks didn't like OMGP and therefore when the chance came to be mean to him, it was taken. Quite a few of the commenters were very obviously taking utter delight in his demise. There was a distinct 7th grade feel to some of the comments.
For the record: I'm not an OMGP "fan," I don't think I even interacted with him, and I surely couldn't tell you anything about him other than he was a longtime commenter at the old place and his name made me chuckle. I'd feel this way regardless of who the actual executee was.
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - A brief word about pub... · 0 replies · +2 points
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - Sunday Sleep-In Open T... · 0 replies · +1 points
12 years ago @ Crasstalk - No One Here Gets Out A... · 0 replies · +1 points