How to Be a Good Commenter

How to Be a Good Commenter

Postby PianoLidAgain » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:24 pm

Piet wrote:...all this "Red head crap"...

From "How to Be a Good Commenter" by John Scalzi:

Rule 1. Do I actually have anything to say? Meaning, does what you post in the comments boil down to anything other than “yes, this,” or “WRONG AGAIN,” or even worse, “who cares”? A comment is not meant to be an upvote, downvote or a “like.” It’s meant to be an addition to, and complementary to (but not necessarily complimentary of) the original post. If your comment is not adding value, you need to ask whether you need to write it, and, alternately, why anyone should be bothered to read it. On a personal note, I find these sort of contentless comments especially irritating when the poster is expressing indifference; the sort of twit who goes out of his way to say “::yawn::” in a comment is the sort I want first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

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Re: How to Be a Good Commenter

Postby Dave McKee » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:52 am

Vive la revolucion.
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Re: How to Be a Good Commenter

Postby Henry » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:52 am

Dave McKee wrote:Vive la revolucion.


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Re: How to Be a Good Commenter

Postby Piet » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:28 am

Who the f**k is "John Scalzi"
1st. We're dealing with Ian and his rules, if you have a lot to say about Judith give her her own topic.
2nd. David hates the three word story, so ..........
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