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Open Letter to Anime^2

Dear Gargron et. al,

You recently wrote a short post called “Will we get better comments?” to which I responded in a troll-ish manner here. With Impz penning his thoughts on team blogging referencing you, I would like to give my opinion on your blog in general.

You should get rid of the registration thing. You situate your blog in the public sphere, but really, when you effectively disable comments, you’re positioning it in a private sphere meant for IRL friends. Anitations and Ani-Nouto are different because they exist in a different paradigm of the sphere – the metaverse. Essentially, and not to offend, your blog seems like a contradiction – why exist on twitter when you have no interaction with those bloggers? I know it’s not hard to register (I just did), but people are so lazy they won’t even click on an RSS feed to subscribe to a blog. Have faith in people but realize they are lazy and unappreciative.


p.s: your forums are down I think…

it is moist & delicious meta

and it's not even a lie!

penned this last love song at 12:31 on January 4, 2009.

It's categorized as Meta-Anibloggery, and it's tagged over nine thousand things, including: , , . What a slut.

At least it only has 17 comments and 4,048 views.

17 Responses

  1. I’m one of those lazy people. Anime^2 occasionally has some nice posts that I’d like to comment to, but the registration-required turns me away. In the time it takes to register, I’m sure I’d have forgotten what my reply would’ve been. Really, they could disable anon posting and it’d almost be the same effect — people tend to put all relevant info in their comments anyway.

  2. Typing in an e-mail address is enough to keep many people from commenting. I’d be impressed if anyone registered to comment on any blog.

  3. Holy fucking shit, you really are everywhere. You’re like a slowly spreading cancer, where “cancer” means awesome.

  4. Wouldn’t log in for comments promote a strategy against the spam bots that are out there? In my own blog, I am mod the comments, so perhaps that should be a better way of doing things?

    Ehh… .well like what Omisyth said, you seem to be everywhere.. I think I feed off one another blog that lists you.. >_<

  5. Around the third time I got a mail from a forum saying ‘ZOMG we got Haxxed and they tooked all the passwurdz cos we were too stupid to protect them’ I gave up registering as I don’t enjoy keeping 200 different sets of username/password combinations to prevent a compromised site from in turn compromising me.

  6. @animemiz: it’s… EVERYWHERE *ahem* lelangir’s position here is special.

  7. Yes. He should get rid of that crap. I cant help but to register to that form though.
    And the register button on the comment box failed. Doesnt work.

  8. Kiri: I’m lazy too

    BK: you responded to mine! ^_^

    miz: i like never got spam…askimet or wp-spam

    B1: wow that sucks….yeah….i’d delete my account if i could…maybe in a sec.

    LK: tokubetsu da

    kai-chan: I dont really like it, as you can tell.

  9. Shit, I don’t know how you managed to sound like lolikit while posting on his blog, but you did it. The real one should best resign now.

  10. On the other hand, I like having retarded comments and spam because they give me something to laugh about.

  11. Lol, so much attention… I’m kinda not inured to it…^^ I opened up the commments again.

    Akismet sadly doesn’t work with my current hosting, and reCaptcha seem to be useless against spambots. Sorry for the “inconvenience”.

    P.S. my current hosting is pretty always down^^

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  13. owen: CCY said the same thing D:

    0blade: yeah that’s true.

    gargon: wordpress is your friend……ooOOOOoOOoOOOOOOOOoOOooOOoo

  14. wait, how the hell did you not know it was me when I said “i wrote a thing here” and linked to anitations? jesus…

  15. I’m also one of those lazy guys who doesn’t want to register to comment.

    Normally, if Akismet keeps on catching a spam bot with the same IP range, I IP range ban them. Thank god for .htaccess Besides that, I use Akismet to kill off 90% of the spam I get. I used to use spam karma (http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/) but as it started to consider every comment as spam. Weird shite.

  16. @Aizen: Now I moved to a new server, (thanks to 7), so Akismet works now. And spambots don’t know my address (yet).
    @lelangir: Yup, WordPress is my friend.

  17. @Gargron: Try Cookies for Comments for anti-spam protection: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/ Akismet has failed me in the past — marked non-spam comments as spam and let spam comments through — but CfC has been 100% accurate so far.

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