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(Boston.com)   Internet Dickwad Theory finally catches up with HuffPo, who just announced that anonymous comments would no longer be permitted. Good thing everyone on Fark posts with their real name, and not some ridiculous, made-up handle, such as "Drew"   (boston.com) divider line 152
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2013-08-22 08:47:23 AM
They'll get over it
 
2013-08-22 08:47:29 AM
F*ck off HuffPo
 
2013-08-22 08:48:52 AM
Ron Mexico approves of this message.
 
2013-08-22 08:49:19 AM
I hear they are giving away bar towels.
 
2013-08-22 08:49:47 AM
No, it's the Greater Internet farkwad Theory.

Link
 
2013-08-22 08:51:13 AM
HuffPo an echo chamber?  Who knew?
 
2013-08-22 08:51:54 AM
Maximum trolling achieved. Let the butthurt begin.
 
2013-08-22 08:52:23 AM
"And the site does not want to risk losing its robust culture of reader dialogue."

images.sodahead.com
 
2013-08-22 08:53:54 AM
The days of anonymous commenting on The Huffington Post are numbered.

A man can dream...
 
2013-08-22 08:54:58 AM

Maul555: The days of anonymous commenting on The Huffington Post are numbered.

A man can dream...


Oh com'on, every side needs their useful idiots.
 
2013-08-22 08:55:22 AM
 
2013-08-22 08:56:09 AM
If only Fark would do the same thing maybe I could go back to enjoying the comments. Sigh.
 
2013-08-22 08:57:15 AM

GoldSpider: HuffPo an echo chamber?  Who knew?


Just where the fark in TFA did it mention that HuffPo is an echo chamber?  I'm guessing that this is more about the Foxbots who visit just to scream "Obummer" and call all the "libtards" names.
 
2013-08-22 08:58:58 AM
I've never understood the sites/newspapers/etc that use Facebook accts as their line of authentication for commenting on their sites.
 
2013-08-22 08:59:01 AM
shiatcock.
 
2013-08-22 08:59:20 AM
I'm not sure that even Anonymous is anonymous anymore.
 
2013-08-22 09:00:01 AM
I stand 100% behind her changes, or my name isn't Orville Reddenbacher.

But she does have a good point and I partially agree with it. Behind a cloak of online anonymity too many people act like jerk and make things too personal. Here on Fark people go onto the Sports Tab, of all places, and act like they're defending the Constitution the way they behave towards other people over stupid subjects.

I like Drew's method better. Give the User power over whose comments they want to Ignore by making a list. It makes Fark more enjoyable to read.
 
2013-08-22 09:00:33 AM

CJHardin: Just where the fark in TFA did it mention that HuffPo is an echo chamber?


It didn't, but then I don't need the Boston Globe to tell me that grass is green either.
 
2013-08-22 09:00:49 AM
They know they're a joke and they're trying to fix that now?
 
2013-08-22 09:01:11 AM
Because people never set up fake Facebook accounts etc for the purposes of trolling sites that require "identification?"
 
2013-08-22 09:02:19 AM
Crusading against internet trolling is less likely to be successful than the War on Drugs/Terror.
 
2013-08-22 09:03:28 AM

GoldSpider: CJHardin: Just where the fark in TFA did it mention that HuffPo is an echo chamber?

It didn't, but then I don't need the Boston Globe to tell me that grass is green either.


The point is the comment made no sense at all and implied the article stated something it did not.
 
2013-08-22 09:03:30 AM
I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.
 
2013-08-22 09:03:51 AM

Elegy: Because people never set up fake Facebook accounts etc for the purposes of trolling sites that require "identification?"


tell that to my dog and her Facebook page.
 
2013-08-22 09:04:45 AM
Well there is porn, trolling new sites and well... porn. Soon the internet is going to be filled noting to do but look at porn.
 
2013-08-22 09:04:54 AM
Still not paying their writers, though, right?
 
2013-08-22 09:05:22 AM

reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.


I'm so sorry for your condition.
 
2013-08-22 09:05:24 AM
could care less. HuffPo blows dog. the owner can do as they please, and so can those who use that site.
 
2013-08-22 09:05:47 AM

naptapper: If only Fark would do the same thing maybe I could go back to enjoying the comments. Sigh.


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This is where we give you a witty, constructive response to your complaint, right?
 
2013-08-22 09:06:08 AM

sulco: I've never understood the sites/newspapers/etc that use Facebook accts as their line of authentication for commenting on their sites.


Well it's actually something brilliant that Facebook did and that's make their authentication API exposed to third parties (so has google and others).  Facebook has so many users that the little site wins big if they let people use that instead of creating some new account and password for yet another site.  It's what guarantees that facebook will be around for a long time even if they lose a huge number of their users.  Of course the next new social media network may also do this and facebook will slowly die, but it will take a long time.
 
2013-08-22 09:06:28 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The point is the comment made no sense at all and implied the article stated something it did not.


So they aren't (further) restricting discussion?
 
2013-08-22 09:06:34 AM

megarian: reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.

I'm so sorry for your condition.


Doctors say it's curable.
 
2013-08-22 09:08:21 AM

reillan: megarian: reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.

I'm so sorry for your condition.

Doctors say it's curable.


Unfortunately it requires a lead application to the head and the survivability rate is pretty low
 
2013-08-22 09:09:05 AM
There is a huge difference between pseudonymous comments and anonymous comments. A pseudonym is still an identity and has the important characteristic that if I act like a dick under this handle there are consequences down the line, ranging from antagonism to being farkied as "pompous windbag" to being outright ignored. By contrast, anonymous contents are free of all social consequences.

And as any student of game theory knows, a game played repeatedly has very different optimization strategy from a game played only once.

The fact that occasionally, the true identity behind an especially appalling pseudonym might be revealed resulting in extended social consequences is a bonus, but its not essential.
 
2013-08-22 09:09:09 AM
"digital fabricated butthurt alters real life, for serious this time."
 
2013-08-22 09:12:01 AM
I'd never want to start an online community. Fark is a rare jewel indeed where even the worst discussions look ten times better than the best on most sites, even with our fake names.
 
2013-08-22 09:13:14 AM

czetie: The fact that occasionally, the true identity behind an especially appalling pseudonym might be revealed resulting in extended social consequences is a bonus, but its not essential.


Those make the best moments on fark...ever. FlyNavy comes to mind as one of the best.
 
2013-08-22 09:15:07 AM
You lost any relevance you may have had when you sold out to AOL in 2011, so just be quiet, you annoying greek wench.
 
2013-08-22 09:16:53 AM
picturescrazy


I'd never want to start an online community. Fark is a rare jewel indeed where even the worst discussions look ten times better than the best on most sites, even with our fake names.

You have never been to the politics tab.
 
2013-08-22 09:17:26 AM

GoldSpider: CJHardin: Just where the fark in TFA did it mention that HuffPo is an echo chamber?

It didn't, but then I don't need the Boston Globe to tell me that grass is green either.


Maybe the Boston Globe could tell you that TFA has nothing to do with the bias of the publication or readers.  It has to do with trolling.
 
2013-08-22 09:18:50 AM
ESPN did that and it basically killed their comments section. Whether or not that's worth it or the aim of the measure is another thing I suppose.
 
2013-08-22 09:21:25 AM

Glendale


No, it's the Greater Internet farkwad Theory.


THANK YOU!

Dear subtard: get your references straight.
 
2013-08-22 09:21:27 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: You have never been to the politics tab.


We have our moments there as well. The great caveman political debate comes to mind.
 
2013-08-22 09:26:35 AM
What I wonder is this:  How can they possibly know who is "real" and who is not? I mean, I can call myself Joe Smith as easily as Joenonymous.
 
2013-08-22 09:27:06 AM

redmid17: ESPN did that and it basically killed their comments section. Whether or not that's worth it or the aim of the measure is another thing I suppose.


Nfl.com has it to and it's very, oh what's the word, incredible how blatantly stupid, biased, and rude people still are. It only gets worse with politics.
 
2013-08-22 09:29:31 AM

Badgers: You lost any relevance you may have had when you sold out to AOL in 2011, so just be quiet, you annoying greek wench.


Your primary complaints against her are based on her gender, her ethnic origin, and the fact that she's apparently a capitalist?

HuffPo may not be the problem here...
 
2013-08-22 09:29:41 AM
I'm Brian, and so is my wife.
 
2013-08-22 09:30:56 AM
I've always wondered why my mom - Iyam Bizzy - named me "Fuggin." Junior high was unkind.
 
2013-08-22 09:31:20 AM
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2013-08-22 09:31:31 AM

skinink: I stand 100% behind her changes, or my name isn't Orville Reddenbacher.

But she does have a good point and I partially agree with it. Behind a cloak of online anonymity too many people act like jerk and make things too personal. Here on Fark people go onto the Sports Tab, of all places, and act like they're defending the Constitution the way they behave towards other people over stupid subjects.

I like Drew's method better. Give the User power over whose comments they want to Ignore by making a list. It makes Fark more enjoyable to read.


FYI, I am the only one who hasn't ignored you, but I enjoy our time together.
 
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