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.
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The point is the comment made no sense at all and implied the article stated something it did not.
CJHardin: Just where the fark in TFA did it mention that HuffPo is an echo chamber?
GoldSpider: HuffPo an echo chamber? Who knew?
RottenEggs: 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.Ha .She reminds me of Zsa Zsa Gabor .
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.
reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.
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.
megarian: reillan: I guess I should come clean and admit that I am Dave Matthews.I'm so sorry for your condition.
skinink: Behind a cloak of online anonymity too many people act like jerk and make things too personal.
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.
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.
sulco: I've never understood the sites/newspapers/etc that use Facebook accts as their line of authentication for commenting on their sites.
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.
Maul555: The days of anonymous commenting on The Huffington Post are numbered.A man can dream...
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