Monday, October 24, 2011

Could half dumb with

Advice for all would-be-bloggers - before you go jaunting off into the ether with your trusty portfolio of comments, read this:


I could have done with reading it three years ago.....

19 comments:

~*L.*~ said...

Seriously, the youtube comments are some of the most horrible, insensitive, brainless words I've ever had the misfortune of reading.

Rachel Fenton said...

I agree, Lori. There seems to be a portion of the population driven by the desire to spread malcontent...some are so vicious in a way that seems unconnected to the posting they're commenting on, you have to wonder what's eating them...

Rachel Fox said...

Some of the newspaper comments sections are as bad.
Have you had problems at t'blog?
x

Rachel Fenton said...

Thing is, I'm a hypocrit because I like to read the comments in the Guardian for the amusement value - it's the tabloids that really go for the jugular, isn't it?

Re t'blog: no comment!)

Donna Hosie said...

For a number of years I worked on a Harry Potter website as a manager and moderator. NEVER understood what drove some morons to troll.

Rachel Fenton said...

Managing a HP website must have been very cool, Donna - aside fromt the "troll[s/ers?]" - love that term - no idea how to use it...

I think some commenters try to be humoerous, with varying degrees of success. Humour's always a risk. But others are just so mean it's beyond me.

helencaldwell said...

Anonymity makes all kinds of predjudices come out.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Oh yes, I've seen kids ripped to pieces by YouTube commenters. Nasty.

Rachel Fenton said...

You're right, Helen. It's cowardly.

Rachel Fenton said...

I was scrummaging around youtube for a couple of music clips t'other day and the vitriol just floored me.

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Nu, Helen, Donna, Rachel, Lori - for all your positive and supportive comments!

Annotated Margins said...

Too hilarious, because it's too true!

Rachel Fenton said...

It's a cool comic strip, Mike :)

josephgrinton said...

I'm too scared to leave a comment now.

Rachel Fenton said...

:) Hi Joseph - welcome.

The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy said...

I've never looked at You Tube comments, no time for these things! But sometimes the Guardian ones are pretty freaky..

Rachel Fenton said...

Freaky and a half, Cat - people are too keen to get to sparring, me thinks...
oh no they're not...
..oh yes they are...

Dominic Rivron said...

I was blogging about something like this only the other week. Setting stuff down invites one to reflect on it. It can be humbling/humiliating.

Rachel Fenton said...

I think I've blogged and commented my heart out, variously, Dominic, and yes, it can be humbling but I have become aware that not everyone shares the same openess.

But this was aimed more at those commenters who knowingly and deliberately spread malice.