Monday, August 3, 2009

Comment Whores

Something’s been bothering me lately…people who take over someone else’s thread in a forum.

We all know the type in our physical existence—‘you think that’s bad, wait until you hear about my…’—but the cretins are worse in the virtual world, often not even pausing to acknowledge the thread owner.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for self-expression, promotion, personal rants—but start your own thread, please. Direct your comment towards the question/achievement/whatever that was originally posted. Don’t latch onto it as your personal platform. The courtesy won’t always be reciprocated, but people do notice. In the end, you’ll gain more followers.

In case you’re wondering—no, this hasn’t happened to me personally. If it had, I would have skewered the offender with my pitchfork. Just saying…

Do you have a ‘comments’ pet peeve? Tell me. (Pitchfork currently locked in the closet…I swear)