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2013-12-27 08:22:09 AM
In other news: Google and HuffPo are just now figuring out that giving assholes an unlimited and anonymous forum to say anything they want is probably going to end badly.
 
2013-12-27 08:26:43 AM
They are really figuring out this interweb thingy.
 
2013-12-27 08:58:03 AM

Voiceofreason01: In other news: Google and HuffPo are just now figuring out that giving assholes an unlimited and anonymous forum to say anything they want is probably going to end badly.


Taking away anonymous speech will end badly.
 
2013-12-27 09:04:50 AM
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2013-12-27 09:06:01 AM

Voiceofreason01: In other news: Google and HuffPo are just now figuring out that giving assholes an unlimited and anonymous forum to say anything they want is probably going to end badly.


You must have been offended by someone, so that automatically means you're right.
 
2013-12-27 09:06:34 AM

badhatharry: Voiceofreason01: In other news: Google and HuffPo are just now figuring out that giving assholes an unlimited and anonymous forum to say anything they want is probably going to end badly.

Taking away anonymous speech will end badly.


They aren't taking it away. There are plenty of unmoderated, anonymous forums left.  They are just not having it on their little part of the Interwebs.
 
2013-12-27 09:09:39 AM
What's the problem?  Unpopular speech is always wrong anyway.
 
2013-12-27 09:11:42 AM
Eh, it's not really censorship. It's their website, they can do what they want. And on a "news" site like HuffPo, it's probably a good thing to eliminate anonymous posting.
 
2013-12-27 09:12:07 AM
How sites like Huffington Post and You Tube are censoring  Internet Tough Guys

/Fixed
 
2013-12-27 09:12:34 AM
I'm going to miss all the inciteful, interesting, and intelligent commentary I have read on Youtube comments over the years, such as
 
2013-12-27 09:14:01 AM
Thanks Obama!!
 
2013-12-27 09:14:06 AM
I don't mind comments being moderated within reason, but I really don't like the idea of being forced to subscribe to Facebook and Google Plus just to make a comment. I have never had a use for either service and when you hear stories about Facebook's horrid security flaws and employers demanding Facebook passwords form applicants, it's downright creepy.

HP is notorious for deliberately trying to shape discussions by only allowing comments that agree with HP. No surprise that they would go this route and now demand subscriptions to Facebook.
 
2013-12-27 09:14:13 AM
Meh. My website, I'm responsible for its content, my rules. You want to make your own rules, then make your own website.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences.
 
2013-12-27 09:15:51 AM
I've been censored on PuffPo plenty of times and at the same time get attacked without being able to reply back.

No clicky on PuffPo links from me no mo'.  Now I censor PuffPo. HA!
 
2013-12-27 09:16:17 AM
Breaking news: Google and Huffpo figure out what CompuServe and your average IRC sysop knew 20+ years ago - people talking through their keyboards have no filter and the forum must provide mods to keep an eye out for assholes.
 
2013-12-27 09:16:20 AM
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2013-12-27 09:16:53 AM

TV's Vinnie: I don't mind comments being moderated within reason, but I really don't like the idea of being forced to subscribe to Facebook and Google Plus just to make a comment. I have never had a use for either service and when you hear stories about Facebook's horrid security flaws and employers demanding Facebook passwords form applicants, it's downright creepy.


Agreed.  I can't avoid all the data miners, but I shouldn't be obligated to sign in to them just to post.

Also, fark YouTube.
 
2013-12-27 09:18:25 AM
Moderator : You're neither funny nor amusing, cut it out
 
2013-12-27 09:20:03 AM
Just the Next Step for the Lieberal media in there plan to turn America into a Commie Paradise. What's next? Printing our social security numbers on everything you write on the internet? And yet I just saw a woman pay for lobsters and lottery tickets with food stamps! I hope you Dumbocrat voters are happy with what you did to my country.
 
2013-12-27 09:20:41 AM
www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com

IdBeCrazyIf: Moderator : You're neither funny nor amusing, cut it out

not praising Arianna Huffington on how she's smart and cool and totally not ugly. Your comment was not posted.
 
2013-12-27 09:21:02 AM
But, but, BUT, BUTT, THIS WILL DESTROY THE INTERNET!!!!
 
2013-12-27 09:21:29 AM

badhatharry: Voiceofreason01: In other news: Google and HuffPo are just now figuring out that giving assholes an unlimited and anonymous forum to say anything they want is probably going to end badly.

Taking away anonymous speech will end badly.


The people who complain in this thread - you being the first - are all going to be trolls, internet tough guys, or mentally deficient.  How do you classify yourself, harry?
 
2013-12-27 09:22:43 AM

Voiceofreason01: In other news: Google and HuffPo are just now figuring out that giving assholes an unlimited and anonymous forum to say anything they want is probably going to end badly.


On fark even
 
2013-12-27 09:23:21 AM
Sorry I already censor the Post so could someone tell me what this is all about ?

/I thought it was the Posts job to sensor the internet
 
2013-12-27 09:23:31 AM
This is literally the equivalent of going to someone's house, making an ass out of yourself, and then complaining when they kick you out.
 
2013-12-27 09:23:39 AM
In other news Huffington Post is crap anyways...

/snore..
 
2013-12-27 09:24:07 AM
I'm undecided on this one.   I admit its nice to be able to comment without having personal emails and even phone lines flooded by people who disagree.  Its nice to keep the forum within the forum, but on the other hand, as much as I disagreed with Rebecca Watson over the Elevatorgate issue, I'd still like anyone who made any directly threatening comments to face real repercussions.    Even the ones who just made comments like "I HOPE you get raped" should face public scrutiny without the cover of a handle.   It's not comments like "I just read (Das Kapital/Atlas Shugged) and I know what would solve everyone's problems" that get comments a bad reputation.
 
2013-12-27 09:25:28 AM

what_now: This is literally the equivalent of going to someone's house, making an ass out of yourself, and then complaining when they kick you out.


Assuming your house is made of glass and everyone can see inside. In which case, you have no right to whine that there are people out there who don't agree with you about everything.
 
2013-12-27 09:25:42 AM

what_now: This is literally the equivalent of going to someone's house, making an ass out of yourself, and then complaining when they kick you out.


Have you seen fark? This is animal house where we all wipe our ass on the drapes.
 
2013-12-27 09:26:55 AM

TV's Vinnie: [www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com image 431x594]

IdBeCrazyIf: Moderator : You're neither funny nor amusing, cut it out not praising Arianna Huffington  Zsa Zsa on how she's smart and cool and totally not ugly. Your comment was not posted.



/FTFY
 
2013-12-27 09:27:01 AM

what_now: This is literally the equivalent of going to someone's house, making an ass out of yourself, and then complaining when they kick you out.


www.lawlz.org

/yup
 
2013-12-27 09:27:55 AM

bikerbob59: Thanks Obama!!


After he burned Arianna at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, HuffPost went to hell!
 
2013-12-27 09:28:30 AM

dv-ous: Meh. My website, I'm responsible for its content, my rules. You want to make your own rules, then make your own website.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences.


Great. When Google and Facebook decide to control the speech on their websites we can all go to 4chan.
 
2013-12-27 09:29:25 AM

Kuta: bikerbob59: Thanks Obama!!

After he burned Arianna at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, HuffPost went to hell!


That happened when she literally sold out to AOL.

She never did get all of her $300 million either, BTW. HA HA! Serves the self-centered coont right, I say!
 
2013-12-27 09:29:45 AM
Don't like it? Start your own website/blog.

What? No one will come to it? Gee, I wonder why.
 
2013-12-27 09:30:00 AM
"If it were up to me, you progressive libs destroying this country would be hanging from the gallows for treason. People are awakening though. If I were you, I'd be very afraid," wrote someone using the name "JBlaze."

What a charming fellow.
 
2013-12-27 09:30:04 AM

TV's Vinnie: I don't mind comments being moderated within reason, but I really don't like the idea of being forced to subscribe to Facebook and Google Plus just to make a comment. I have never had a use for either service and when you hear stories about Facebook's horrid security flaws and employers demanding Facebook passwords form applicants, it's downright creepy.

HP is notorious for deliberately trying to shape discussions by only allowing comments that agree with HP. No surprise that they would go this route and now demand subscriptions to Facebook.


ESPN made this change a few months ago, requiring a Facebook account to comment. It prevents a lot of the trolls from randomly sounding off and polluting comment threads with garbage and ad hominem. But it is annoying that is has come to this, because I agree with your position on both FB and Google+, I have no need for either.

/why we can't have nice...
 
2013-12-27 09:30:15 AM

TV's Vinnie: what_now: This is literally the equivalent of going to someone's house, making an ass out of yourself, and then complaining when they kick you out.

Assuming your house is made of glass and everyone can see inside. In which case, you have no right to whine that there are people out there who don't agree with you about everything.


That doesn't even begin to make any sense.
 
2013-12-27 09:30:19 AM

what_now: This is literally the equivalent of going to someone's house, making an ass out of yourself, and then complaining when they kick you out.


Actually, the literal equivalent of going to someone's house and making an ass of yourself would be going to someone's house and making an ass of yourself.
 
2013-12-27 09:32:01 AM

Infinity370: "If it were up to me, you progressive libs destroying this country would be hanging from the gallows for treason. People are awakening though. If I were you, I'd be very afraid," wrote someone using the name "JBlaze."

What a charming fellow.


What's his Fark handle?
 
2013-12-27 09:32:05 AM

dv-ous: TV's Vinnie: what_now: This is literally the equivalent of going to someone's house, making an ass out of yourself, and then complaining when they kick you out.

Assuming your house is made of glass and everyone can see inside. In which case, you have no right to whine that there are people out there who don't agree with you about everything.

That doesn't even begin to make any sense.


Yeah. Sorry. I was talking to the adults.
 
2013-12-27 09:35:56 AM

Utter Genius: I'm going to miss all the inciteful, interesting, and intelligent commentary I have read on Youtube comments over the years, such as


bikerbob59: Thanks Obama!!




That worked out so brilliantly, I think we need to close up shop here.
 
2013-12-27 09:37:42 AM
Silence Dogood did not have a facebook account.
 
2013-12-27 09:37:47 AM
the only website i ever post comments on is fark anyway.  i've never left a comment on youtube or any other media or news site, and i can't imagine ever wanting to.  i don't know why anybody does, there is no coherent conversation and no intelligent discourse whatsoever on a news site's comment thread.  fark at least sort of resembles a community and there can be actual conversations in each thread.  but if fark required a facebook page to log in, i would stop posting here too.
 
2013-12-27 09:40:25 AM

badhatharry: Silence Dogood did not have a facebook account.


Neither did Publius.
 
2013-12-27 09:41:48 AM
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2013-12-27 09:42:03 AM
Wake up Sheeple! This has been going on since the +++NO CARRIER+++
 
2013-12-27 09:43:59 AM
The author mentions poor spelling a couple of times. I'm not comfortable with an idea or opinion being invalidated by a mistake in expressing  it.  If I were English, I could dismiss the views in the article simply because it didn't begin with "combatting".
 
2013-12-27 09:46:22 AM

badhatharry: Voiceofreason01: In other news: Google and HuffPo are just now figuring out that giving assholes an unlimited and anonymous forum to say anything they want is probably going to end badly.

Taking away anonymous speech will end badly.


That's true as far as it goes. But the point is moot, because it's not what is happening. The fact is, there are tradeoffs between anonymous discussion and non-anonymous discussion: legitimate advantages to each, but also serious disadvantages to each. Every site has to decide for itself which type is best for it, and sometimes, that can change.

Recently, a small number of sites -big sites, yes, but still only a couple- have decided that anonymous discussion is no longer the best side of the tradeoff for them. Given how badly these sites had become overrun with the very worst of anonymity's disadvantages, they can't really be blamed for this: they fared very badly indeed in the tradeoff. Other sites remain anonymous, and seem to have no intention of changing. This is no great threat to Internet freedom.
 
2013-12-27 09:47:59 AM

badhatharry: dv-ous: Meh. My website, I'm responsible for its content, my rules. You want to make your own rules, then make your own website.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences.

Great. When Google and Facebook decide to control the speech on their websites we can all go to 4chan.


I'm sure that's the kind of doomsday scenario that keeps 4channers up at night.
 
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