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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Internet Comment Battles


Internet Comment Battles

From time to time I hear bloggers complaining about nasty commenter’s and blogging comment wars.  I have received a nasty comment or two and gotten involved in a few comment battles.  Nothing is ever resolved in these battles.  I often wonder what angers anyone enough to get into such a battle. Why even comment? Why do people, myself included even respond?  It might be a “Getting in the last word” sort of thing.  Sometimes I think it is just a matter of someone having too much time and probably too few friends.

The battles I see on most blogs I follow are both lame and tame compared to comments on news articles.  I do occasionally follow these battles, but I do not participate.  They can be quite entertaining as they slowly escalate.

No matter what the news article the comments start on, they always result in battles and name calling, and they always end up about politics.


News Story: Santa Clause giving candy to sick children at local     hospital.

COMMENTS:

Sandeshore

Sweet story.

ChrisMas

Nice to see people giving.

Upurs

Who are they giving to?

Upurs

Typical libtard thinking giving is always good.

Sandeshore

@Upurs Stupid Tea Party a-hole…Libtard is not a word.

Upurs

@Sandeshore Retarded liberal

Sandeshore

@Upurs Oh aren’t you cleaver

Upurs

@Sandeshore Well you can’t spell, or am I a tool for a butcher?

Sandeshore

@Upurs You are a tool, and as a conservative you are prbably a butcher also

Upurs

@Sandeshore Prbably? You probably butcher the English language…libtard.

Sandeshore

@Upurs Scum bucket

Upurs

@Sandeshore Piece of dog dirt.

Sandeshore

@Upurs George Bush is a piece of dog shit

Upurs

@Sandeshore Barack “Barry Sutoro” Obama is not a citizen

Sandeshore

@Upurs You should be deported


These comment battles go on and on.  No opinions are changed, nothing is accomplished except two a-holes get to let off steam and make fools of themselves.

But isn’t it nice of that Santa giving candy to sick children in a hospital.

Unless you have an issue with kids getting too much candy, or if the hospital is supported by any tax payer funds then Santa crosses the line of church and state, or if you think Santa may scare children, or you think Santa is a big liberal, or…Hell, I don’t know…any comments?

21 comments:

  1. i've made the mistake of reading some of those comment streams on news articles. never again. makes me lose all faith in humanity.

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  2. I've never understood the point. The same crap happens on Youtube. Just silly.
    I've only had somewhat "dubious" comments appear on "ze blogue", and I usually opt for a quick "delete". And off they go.
    My blog. My rules. (Well, until big brother takes it away)
    Keep on truckin'.

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  3. Now this particular stream I find entertaining. Guess I just have to be in the mood for them. Some are actually pretty clever and funny and make me feel good that I have an active life with no time to join in myself. However, I have stumbled upon some that are horrifically racist and really, really nasty - ewww. Feel sorry about the depth of the depravity those creatures crawl in.

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  4. Life's much too short - I commented the other day on a post promoting a website where women post photos of themselves naked because it 'empowers' them - I said, doesn't it just make them naked? I was then called a misogynist feminist - is that even a thing??? (but it's ok because she put a smiley face after that comment)

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    1. huh! I've seen my naked self in the mirror and there's nothing empowering about that vision.

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  5. I think that they are funny. Did you make them up?

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  6. I haven't seen too many comment wars on people's blogs, but on news sites that have comments set up, wow! Some people will negatively comment on anything and everything someone might say. Makes you feel kind of bad for them that if they have that much hate in leaving a comment, how are they around people who know them personally?

    betty

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  7. I just think that life is too short to participate in comment wars.

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  8. Since I've been blogging, I've only unfollowed two bloggers because it was apparent they were pushing a political agenda. I don't mind discussing issues with people who hold different opinions from mine, but my polite comments were ridiculed in a nonproductive way. My goal as a blogger is to entertain, so I try not to push too much politics, although things slip out from time to time.

    When it comes to criticism I'm reminded of the old joke: Some people would complain if you hung them with a brand new rope!

    So far I haven't participated in "comment wars." I've only gotten one or two unkind comments and I just deleted them.

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  9. Luckily I've mostly been spared from nasty commenters, and those that did didn't have the stones to leave their name and went with the "anonymous" moniker. I always feel if you can't sign your comment, it's not worth my time.

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  10. Amazing and amusing what they can say to each other. I remember one flying battle of words on your blog.. Proper words were exchanged, but the intent was to win--from each side.

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  11. Yep, these comments are abundant. I try not to respond to these idiots. Ever once in a while I do and it serves no purpose. I will tell you that I dump rude folks from my reader when needed. If I can't stand reading what they are spewing I'm gone. I don't say why, I just disappear.

    Have a fabulous day Joe. ☺

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  12. I got sucked into a nasty comment war early in my blogging history. It's not happened once since I came on Blogger, thankfully. It was very uncomfortable. If I got an unpleasant comment now, I'm not sure what it would do it would take me by such surprise. Maybe I need to be more controversial?

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  13. I have been lucky on my blog, I have a great set of commenters I really enjoy.Those who don't like my posts usually just go away quickly.
    However like you, I have occasionally read some of the comments attached to a news story and I am always stunned by the vitriol. Your example sadly is right on.

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  14. To quote Thumper's father, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all!"

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  15. I'm very glad I've never had such ridiculousness going on in my comments. I've had the occasional spammer and I just delete them.
    i think it's nice of Santa to give sweets to kids in hospital as long as the kids aren't on restricted diets for some reason.

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  16. You're absolutely right, Joeh. News sites should not allow comments. I've seen too many wars break out on the sites that do.

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  17. The worst that's happened on my blog was spam.

    I usually don't have time to read comments on news articles. But from the little that I've seen, I'm glad I usually don't!

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  18. Yeah....I remember the first one I was any part of....seemed to me it was a familiar blog......heh...
    In my instance it was more "kin" inspired, sticking up for people that didn't need it. But I've read some of the new ones...and sports, a source of head-shaking for sure.
    Won't do the slipping into the insoluable ones again.

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  19. Oh but they get to do it all anonymously. That makes it alright!

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  20. "There's a sh*t disturber born every minute," never-said P.T. Barnum.

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