September 18, 2008

Age of Commenting

Half of reading is comprehension. A certain member of the MMO blogosphere is confusing MMOs with politics, where 30 second sound-bites are all that matter. Sadly, that is the trend on the Internet we seem to be posting in as MMO bloggers. Anything posted past a good Bartlism is considered a wall of text. Every blogger wants to write a wall of text, but not many of them want to actually read one. Those of us that do, usually leave a comment and form the core of the MMO blogosphere. Those that don’t read, quote the part that caught their attention for two seconds and proclaim that the sky is falling.

This comes full circle when one religious commenter, with too much free-time, collects a few quotes, takes them out of context, and tries to make a point. All while going ‘nah nah nah. I can’t hear you’. Not having learned their lesson, they do it again. Before we know it, several bloggers are flooded by this one insignificant commenter who has no purpose other than to quote Bartlisms and go “HA! Gotch ya!”. Of course, they couldn’t have anything until they make an actual point, but that doesn’t stop them.

There is no victory to be had against ignorance and bias. The best we can do is point at them, laugh, and then slap a /ignore on them until they are blue in the face from holding their breath. Eventually they will pass out.

Without further ado, Openedge, /point /laugh /ignore

17 comments:

sid67 said...

Ouch. Maybe you should get rid of the _ after all. :)

Cow Nose the 50 Pound Cat said...

Uh... I'm a blogger and I don't want to write a wall of text. ^^ But hey, if you wanna write one heartless, I'll read it!

JoBildo said...

I think you're the straw that broke the camel's back, Heartless_.

JoBildo said...

I think you're the straw that broke the camel's back, Heartless_.

Hudson said...

Heartless you in tonight (Friday)?

Im out tonight and Saturday, fight the good fight sir. I shall return

Amatheon said...

this is weird.
i thought this was a gamers blog.
but, this looks to be a silly, childish and ignorant attack.
did you not do just this same thing when you argued with everyone about warhammer being unique and had to log into everyone elses blogs to tell them on their comments sections?
You basically did the same thing you are ranting that this guy did

how stupid is that

if the hat fits i guess

Amatheon said...

this is weird.
i thought this was a gamers blog.
but, this looks to be a silly, childish and ignorant attack.
did you not do just this same thing when you argued with everyone about warhammer being unique and had to log into everyone elses blogs to tell them on their comments sections?
You basically did the same thing you are ranting that this guy did

how stupid is that

if the hat fits i guess

heartlessgamer said...

Amatheon = Openedge

Just in case anyone was curious about the trolling attempt above.

Hudson said...

Apparently Im addicted to gaming, even though Im still level 12 and wont be back in until late Sunday. Go figure. I guess my posts about comics, concerts and what I do on the weekends arent read by him

http://simple-n-complex.blogspot.com/2008/09/you-are-really-not-that-important.html

Notherenow1 said...

@Hudson
Does it really matter?

All about the games

1's and 0's

Saylah said...

I clearly missed all the drama that I'm not reading in different placed. I have to admit being a bit confused when I read who was involved. This person has commented frequently on my blog and been nothing but polite. Must have been a full moon.

Saylah said...

I clearly missed all the drama that I'm not reading in different placed. I have to admit being a bit confused when I read who was involved. This person has commented frequently on my blog and been nothing but polite. Must have been a full moon.

Copra said...

I just try to blog and so I have to comment on this to get my URL to the hub of game blogosphere.

Jeez! I'm almost a celeb now! And without any (guild)drama involved!

alextaldren said...

I'm still upset over the fact that The AT Wire isn't good enough to be on your blog roll. Especially after all the tag-teaming we've done in scenarios...

Relmstein said...

Yeah, that's weird Openedge1 comments on my blog and has never trolled it, though I don't always agree with his opinion.

heartlessgamer said...

Sorry AT :P Blog roll is actually going bye bye in favor of the new Blogger blog roll widget thinger ma-bob.

Shawn said...

"Those that don’t read, quote the part that caught their attention for two seconds and proclaim that the sky is falling."

This is ironic, coming from you.