Sunlit Water

April 7, 2010

Never Read The Comments

Filed under: Blogs — by teofilo @ 9:55 pm

I don’t know why the hell I thought it would be a good idea to read this thread.  Reading blog comments usually just upsets me, and this time was no exception.  What I do find interesting, however, is that while almost every comment in the thread upset me, in almost every case it was for a different reason.  I guess that’s the sign of a thoughtful, interesting blog these days.

Update: Looking back at it again, “almost every” is definitely an overstatement.  There are plenty of good comments in that thread.  Still plenty of maddening ones too, though.

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5 Comments »

  1. Do the problems extend beyond the Erik Lund-initiated subthread? That was where most of the troubling things seemed to me to be. But maybe I missed other upsetting things due to my limited knowledge of history.

    Comment by essear — April 8, 2010 @ 2:41 pm |Reply

  2. That was the worst part, definitely, but there were various other comments that I found troubling, mostly on a rhetorical level rather than on account of anything particularly related to history as such.

    Comment by teofilo — April 8, 2010 @ 3:15 pm |Reply

  3. That’s not the thread I expected from the post, certainly.

    Comment by andrew — April 9, 2010 @ 4:45 am |Reply

  4. Well, there’s no way I would have ever even considered reading the thread you were probably expecting.

    Comment by teofilo — April 9, 2010 @ 12:22 pm |Reply

  5. I guess that depends on what I was expecting. I thought it would end up being more specifically historiographical, not a discussion of popular myths.

    Comment by andrew — April 9, 2010 @ 1:43 pm |Reply


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