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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 09:34:19 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: My girlfriends and I are earning over $45 per hour while working from our homes.  You can too.   Go to easymoneygivinghead.com  for more details!  My friend Sandy made over $50,000 cash last year using my method!


I've always wondered how many bites they get from those.  They have to get some because the ads somehow persist.
 
2013-08-22 09:44:34 AM

czetie: 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.


Can you imagine what it would be like if the rest of the USA could put a face or at least a real name to the Freepers?
 
2013-08-22 09:48:05 AM
Wait, I really am a printer error message though!

CJHardin: Big_Fat_Liar: My girlfriends and I are earning over $45 per hour while working from our homes.  You can too.   Go to easymoneygivinghead.com  for more details!  My friend Sandy made over $50,000 cash last year using my method!

I've always wondered how many bites they get from those.  They have to get some because the ads somehow persist.


And there are many, many, many stupid people with computers.
 
2013-08-22 09:49:07 AM

Techhell: Can you imagine what it would be like if the rest of the USA could put a face or at least a real name to the Freepers?


We have:

blogs.e-rockford.com
 
2013-08-22 09:50:52 AM

CJHardin: Big_Fat_Liar: My girlfriends and I are earning over $45 per hour while working from our homes.  You can too.   Go to easymoneygivinghead.com  for more details!  My friend Sandy made over $50,000 cash last year using my method!

I've always wondered how many bites they get from those.  They have to get some because the ads somehow persist.


They get you as soon as you click, the payload is delivered, there is no need to fill out forms or sign up for anything.
 
2013-08-22 09:59:04 AM

czetie: ... being farkied as "pompous windbag"

...


Some of us wear the label with pride.
 
2013-08-22 09:59:40 AM

Carn: Crusading against internet trolling is less likely to be successful than the War on Drugs/Terror.


The whole "war on" paradigm is foolish.  It isn't something that one can win, or even lose.  A better analogy is trying to combat murder.  Murder isn't going to go away, but that doesn't mean one can't take steps to reduce the murder rate, or catch murderers.
 
2013-08-22 10:00:47 AM
her second book got turned down by 37 publishers
 
2013-08-22 10:01:48 AM

PunGent: 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...


Nope, you are no longer the problem here...

*plonk*
 
2013-08-22 10:01:53 AM

skinink: Behind a cloak of online anonymity too many people act like jerk and make things too personal.


People are jerks under their real names.  Just look at Facebook for glub's sake.  That people will suddenly be more polite without anonymity is a goddamn lie.

The actual reasoning to remove anonymity is that corporations aren't making enough money.  They need your soul too, and "internet safety" be damned.  I had this argument with ESR on G+ and while ESR is a raging Libertarian, he thinks that anonymity isn't a right, in spite of what the SCOTUS has said time and again.

fark these "real names only" people.

--
BMO
 
2013-08-22 10:02:12 AM

thecpt: 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.


To clarify and maybe I'm missing something from yours, but I meant that ESPN's comment section is a remnant of a remnant of what it used to be. AFC South posts that routinely got 300+ comments now get maybe 5-6 on a normal day and 10-15 if a story is big.
 
2013-08-22 10:03:12 AM
Incidentally I'd love to see a feature on Fark some day that lists how everyone's farkied us -- just a list of farkies, no corresponding user names -- plus maybe the number of people who have put us on ignore. It would be ... illuminating.

O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us yadda yadda yadda
 
2013-08-22 10:10:17 AM

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

[memedepot.com image 413x413][images.inquisitr.com image 500x375][img.fark.net image 311x311]

This is where we give you a witty, constructive response to your complaint, right?


I've been here as long as you, so there's that...
 
2013-08-22 10:13:42 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Techhell: Can you imagine what it would be like if the rest of the USA could put a face or at least a real name to the Freepers?

We have:

[blogs.e-rockford.com image 393x329]


Such a lazy response. Of course, the more that gets used to represent the Freepers, the more terrifying it could be if we actually got a chance to find out who the Freepers really are in real life, and realized that our next door neighbour is the guy posting "N0bumma Is The AntiChrist!" and advocating for the sterilization of all Atheists. That nice guy next door, with three kids, who's a firefighter. Not some inbred yokel.

/Example pulled out of my arse, as I've only gone to Freeperland to see if they do have a way to identify each user. Turns out it's not even as stringent as Fark's method of potentially self-identifying in the User Profile.
 
2013-08-22 10:15:32 AM

czetie: There is a huge difference between pseudonymous comments and anonymous comments.


No, there isn't.

Anonymous is a Guy Fawkes mask.
Pseudononymous is that, plus my Richard Nixon, Elvis, Kareem Abdul Jabar, and Ron Jeremy masks, among others.

--
BMO
 
2013-08-22 10:17:37 AM

redmid17: thecpt: 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.

To clarify and maybe I'm missing something from yours, but I meant that ESPN's comment section is a remnant of a remnant of what it used to be. AFC South posts that routinely got 300+ comments now get maybe 5-6 on a normal day and 10-15 if a story is big.


Oh I was just adding to your point that it doesn't even achieve its purpose on top of the decline in comments.
 
2013-08-22 10:18:08 AM

Techhell: PC LOAD LETTER: Techhell: Can you imagine what it would be like if the rest of the USA could put a face or at least a real name to the Freepers?

We have:

[blogs.e-rockford.com image 393x329]

Such a lazy response. Of course, the more that gets used to represent the Freepers, the more terrifying it could be if we actually got a chance to find out who the Freepers really are in real life, and realized that our next door neighbour is the guy posting "N0bumma Is The AntiChrist!" and advocating for the sterilization of all Atheists. That nice guy next door, with three kids, who's a firefighter. Not some inbred yokel.

/Example pulled out of my arse, as I've only gone to Freeperland to see if they do have a way to identify each user. Turns out it's not even as stringent as Fark's method of potentially self-identifying in the User Profile.


I just assume it's two bored 30-something Canadians just trolling the shiat out of each other.
 
2013-08-22 10:22:11 AM

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

I'm so sorry for your condition.


I actually laughed out loud at this.
 
2013-08-22 10:23:03 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.


That... and... the Mods... the unmentionable thought police... read this post quickly, before they take it down too.

It literally is IN THE RULES that you CANNOT talk about FARKs rules and their application... Great system we've got here.  A utopia of thought and expression.
 
2013-08-22 10:23:07 AM

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


Your music sucks!
 
2013-08-22 10:23:08 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.


Came here to say the same thing.
 
2013-08-22 10:25:21 AM

Lady J


her second book got turned down by 37 publishers


In a row?
 
2013-08-22 10:29:21 AM

thecpt: redmid17: thecpt: 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.

To clarify and maybe I'm missing something from yours, but I meant that ESPN's comment section is a remnant of a remnant of what it used to be. AFC South posts that routinely got 300+ comments now get maybe 5-6 on a normal day and 10-15 if a story is big.

Oh I was just adding to your point that it doesn't even achieve its purpose on top of the decline in comments.


Ah okay. Hard to disagree with you there. I've seen some of the arguments on sites that require FB logins. It can get ugly
 
2013-08-22 10:29:40 AM

Lady J: her second book got turned down by 37 publishers


She should run for office, the DNC appears setup the publishing deal and the advance then buys thousands of copies to funnel money to the candidates.
 
2013-08-22 10:31:49 AM

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


Welcome to the Tard list.
 
2013-08-22 10:43:34 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: Lady J

her second book got turned down by 37 publishers

In a row?


well you don't keep sending it out once you've got a book deal!
 
2013-08-22 10:44:06 AM
i184.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-22 10:46:29 AM
You all smell and your mothers dress you funny.

IR trollin hard today.
 
2013-08-22 10:51:28 AM
Also known as "John Gabriel's Internet farkwad Theory"

art.penny-arcade.com
 
2013-08-22 11:15:58 AM
Anyone not Just Like Me is a troll.

Didn't you guys read your internets instruction manual when you first got online? Just look at the Fark commie tab for lots of examples.
 
2013-08-22 11:17:27 AM
You mean I'm not supposed to be using an my real name?
(head slap)
 
2013-08-22 11:20:56 AM
I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-08-22 11:24:21 AM

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


Did you read the onion article about "even Dave Matthews is sick of himself"?
 
2013-08-22 11:27:13 AM
How about we just don't comment on Mizz Huffington's sh*t-ass AOL-operated site at all and let the whole thing wither?
 
2013-08-22 11:28:07 AM
On Fark, I do use my real name.  Or, at least that's what all the high school girls call me.
 
2013-08-22 11:31:13 AM
Real names? Sure thing, Mizz Huffington. Why the Hell not?

www.democraticunderground.com
 
2013-08-22 11:40:17 AM

Molavian: [i184.photobucket.com image 625x790]


Then what's the problem with forcing real names?

The truth is that something must change - even if the demand for trolling is inelastic, it seems unlikely that it's so inelastic it makes zero difference. It might not matter to 13 year-old gamers, but it is going to matter to 30 year-old commenters who might think twice about what would happen if their employer finds out they're a douchenozzle.
 
2013-08-22 11:41:18 AM

TV's Vinnie: Real names? Sure thing, Mizz Huffington. Why the Hell not?

[www.democraticunderground.com image 320x240]


Proof that Fox is part of the liberal MSM lamestream media fourth estate journalism club.
 
2013-08-22 11:41:21 AM

phaseolus: Incidentally I'd love to see a feature on Fark some day that lists how everyone's farkied us -- just a list of farkies, no corresponding user names -- plus maybe the number of people who have put us on ignore. It would be ... illuminating.

O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us yadda yadda yadda


I would be curious to see counts of "favorited" vs. "ignored". Not who, just how many.

Or mabye a relative score: +1 for each favorite, -1 for each ignore, so an overall +3 would mean three more favorites than ignores.
 
2013-08-22 11:43:02 AM
Jackmeoff, Johnny pharkerfeister and Al E.Gator applaud these actions
 
2013-08-22 11:45:49 AM
Everybody knows that all Fark accounts are Drew and like 6 of his buddies.

/except me
//maybe
 
2013-08-22 11:47:27 AM

Cybernetic: phaseolus: Incidentally I'd love to see a feature on Fark some day that lists how everyone's farkied us -- just a list of farkies, no corresponding user names -- plus maybe the number of people who have put us on ignore. It would be ... illuminating.

O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us yadda yadda yadda

I would be curious to see counts of "favorited" vs. "ignored". Not who, just how many.

Or mabye a relative score: +1 for each favorite, -1 for each ignore, so an overall +3 would mean three more favorites than ignores.


And how would you score a user name favorited as :turd and colored in unreadable grey?
 
2013-08-22 11:50:42 AM

2xcited: Jackmeoff, Johnny pharkerfeister and Al E.Gator applaud these actions


Phil McKracken seconds that
 
2013-08-22 11:53:28 AM
I wonder how many Carlos Dangers they're going to have posting soon.
 
2013-08-22 11:54:09 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.


If you relapse, you'll become the demon offspring of Brian Adams and Celien Dion.
 
2013-08-22 11:57:39 AM

skinink: 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.


This. Ignore feature FTW
 
2013-08-22 11:58:11 AM
Looked to me that this thread almost took a detour into poop thread territory at one point. Near miss.
 
2013-08-22 12:02:24 PM
Because it's impossible to create a bogus Facebook account.
 
2013-08-22 12:07:53 PM

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


It's like you've never figured out how to use the ignore feature. It's literally two clicks and you never see the person again
 
2013-08-22 12:08:03 PM
I just wanted to come in here and truthfully admit I am, in real life, Arnold Schwarzenegger's penis.

I'm glad I got that off my chest.
 
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