Monday, March 16, 2009

Regarding Comments

Believe it or not, I do read the comments. I get an email on everyone and skim through them. Having said that, they are getting way out of control with the insults and the cusswords. Transformers are an all ages brand and this website tries to do the same thing. If your comment isn't something you would like a child to read, maybe a re-wording is in order.

If things don't improve I have only three steps available to me: 1) Enable log-in required 2) Enable moderation which means comments will only appear when I get around to oking them and 3) disable comments entirely.

I do not want to moderate the comments. I do not want to limit who can comment on this site (by requiring a log in) so please police yourselves so I don't have to. I do not want to take any of these steps so please don't force me to.

71 comments:

  1. I don't know whats wrong with you people.. i mean its just a movie.. and we are all waiting for the release.. simple discussions... and some nerd comments (like my one) ... don't let the blog become so serious..

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  2. Amen to that - I mean, geez, people, if you don't like what someone has said, is it so bloody hard to ignore them? Or failing that, respond without sounding like a dirtbag?

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  3. Yeah. Just because people don't know who you are doesn't mean you can't practice integrity and maturity. Sure would make the discussions more enjoyable to read.

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  4. Thank you for replying however i have one slight problem with this. It would mean those without an account wouldn't be able to post! Myself included.

    Is it possible if you create a account for this blog. Hopefully one where we just make up a Name, Password and Email address with an activation code so that if we type something wrong. Or failing that just go round and delete all comments which are offensive or pointless such as the second comment on this very topic!

    Also everyone is hyped because some people on this blog are total transformers top nerds (Probably including myself) maybe there should be a section of the blog to just post opinions that way it would be easier for people who don't really want to say stuff about the topic and just want to say what they think.

    P.s. Sorry for the long post, Only voicing an opinion

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  5. "So please police yourselves so I don't have to"
    i totally agree...

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  6. I have been guilty of this, and I am sorry, but usually it is because somebody trashes and gets nasty of my opinion on here. I agree with the author. There should be some way to flag a post on this site to bring it to the attention of the author.

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  7. really?! you people are guests on someone else's website. you seriously think it's ok to be this disrespectful to the person who runs this site. it has nothing to do with freedom of speech or where kids are gonna learn exciting new ways of communicating.
    someone takes time out of there day to build this site and gather information that you evidently want. be grateful.
    (and don't forget to swear at me)

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  8. Scorpio said...

    Thank you for replying however i have one slight problem with this. It would mean those without an account wouldn't be able to post! Myself included.


    TFLIVE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ENABLE LOG IN REQUIRED

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  9. That was real classy.

    If I were you, I'd just disable comments altogether. Only way to keep out these whack-jobs.

    Because they live anonymously behind their computer screens they feel the need to act out because they never got enough love from their parents or friends. No matter what they say, no one respects them at all.

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  10. Thats just way out of lines.

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  11. Yeah, it's no mystery that the only people that act like idiots on here go Anonymous. There are half a dozen different ways to log in so you can comment without being Anonymous and for the most part, people with a name are relatively polite - even if they get into arguments. I would vote for having to log in to comment. I'm tired of seeing these little disrespectful wankers like post #2 being a douche just for the sake of being a douche.

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  12. This is a case where 1 apple can spoil the bunch. To eliminate administrative overhead, I think that removing comments might be in order.

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  13. problem is, the people you are trying to protect, the kids, are the ones doing the badmouthing.

    i'd love to see "First" comments deleted myself.
    i'd suggest going with the login method, as some news is posted now and then in comments.

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  14. Streisand effect.

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  15. I second the login even though i usually go on anonymous it would defiantly help because if you really like this blog you might as sign up for it.

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  16. I VOTE 4 LOG IN...

    (I have an account but I never use it to post...I'll start doing it...next time)

    PD: SERIOUSLY

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  17. Remove the comments. Its easier on everyone. These whacks are so busy making fools of themselves they don't realize how stupid they sound and how they are affecting everyone.

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  18. Half the comments on this post alone are testament to the fact that people don't know how to behave themselves on the internet.

    Unfortunately, I suggest you at least require a login.

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  19. It's about time we get concerns over people who can't use their words in a manner which will be read by anyone w/ out disprespecting.

    And by the way, Bonecrusher had the best Transformation in my opinion, hopefully we get to see a flashback of him in sequel, or Maybe he will be resurrected as Scraper? Hmmm..
    hopefully.

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  20. dude its just all the anon people saying that. like myslef. i dont even post comments on news. only like once every freaking time when something big happens. but i bet you can get rid of the anon thing and just lat people with acounts post comments.

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  21. I am a loyal fan of your blog. I have been here since the beginning. I say Force people to create an account to post.

    Just looking at the immature kids who have posted above, this should no longer be open.

    And to the people preaching freedom of speech, this isn't a democracy. The Web is not the property of the United States. If you don't like it, don't visit. Simple as that.

    With this being said, thanks for creating such a great community!

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  22. I have never made a comment until now, with that being said and the way this one blog has gone down hill because of those that can't be mature,You might as well kill the comments. Are if nothing else have them login.

    Maturity is something you earn, whether you are 15 or 50 so be respectful to the one person who takes his time to bring all information on this Movie into one spot, if not for him you all would be cruising around on several different sites looking for information on this move

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  23. Remove the comments. Its easier on everyone. These whacks are so busy making fools of themselves they don't realize how stupid they sound and how they are affecting everyone.

    How do i know, that you are not one of them, trying to sound high'n'mighty now? :P

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  24. i SMH to the thoes ignorant monkeys up there.

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  25. Hey Blog Dude,

    You don't get enough props. This blog is great. I truly respect all the hard work you put into it, even if you are a bit of a geek ;). I've been checking out this blog daily since a year before TF #1, because it is so well done. Practical & intelligent. Sadly not everyone is as cool.

    Do what needs to be done to keep the idiots from posting meaningless and rude opinions. Those people truly fit the definition of an idiot. I don't usually post comments because of those foolish people. All I want to read is positive and thoughtful info. Not insults and vulgarity.

    Nothing but respect for your site. Sorry not everyone feels the same. Thanks again for keeping me informed. I'm fine not posting comments. All I care about is the great info you find for all of us. You rock. Keep it up. Peace.

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  26. Log-in required OR just let me post *my* comments... Either/or. :)

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  27. turning off commenting is just fine.
    everyone gets what they want

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  28. Log-in Required... Then you can ban idiots that post ignorance and stupidity. I'll join up so I can post.

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  29. I love your blog man, whatever YOU feel you need to do is ok with me.

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  30. im for loging in, i don't have an account but will more than happy to get one. i have sent info that i have found on the internet to you in the past and i enjoy the info that you have on here. i does beat having to got to 5 sites just to hope you find something new. gameon91 out.

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  31. I can't argue with ya b/c I've felt pretty immature with some of the comments I've wrote on the blog before...I have'nt been posting as much here lately...Had no idea it was getting that bad...

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  32. If only more sites would take such a mature stance.

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  33. AND we can do w/o the retarded first second and third crap

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  34. you are all fuckin idiots, i mean how many retarded queers cuss on a website thats after a movie for all the fucking ages. Im getting pissed off after i read comments like " Stupid Chinks" its just shitty the way you all talk.Get a life you assholes. This is a shame a real fucking shame.

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  35. Dont ban all comments....just log in required...then identify the one's that come back....and then send them a virus that kills their computer.......J/K!!

    Seriously though...keep up the good work admin...you put in alot of work here for other people/us...thats waaaaaaayyyyyy more than most of the people that comment/post on this site could or would do!! MUCHO PROPS BROTHA MAN!!!!

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  36. if you delete comments or force people to login the word bashing will continue so accept people the way they are or remove comments all together.

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  37. Counterpunch3/16/2009 11:17 PM

    Legit repeat posters. Simbatron, Cmacc( yeah even tho you annoy me with your ' no Superion' comments), snortpocket ( very brilliant/funny comments), CubanSteel, Selective Realism, Avid Singapore fan, Aris_Raptor, Scorpio( you sound like a Decepticon from how you comment) & myself.

    Am I missin' anybody else? ( the regular posters with names)

    PS Just ban those idiots that wants to be 1st or 7th in their posts & those saying Pentagon & Superion ( which has died down & I dont get flak for it anymore ever since that giant Autobot plane toy comes into view... haha!). And the lame ass The Fallen joke.

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  38. I really appreciate the blog. I check it way too often. ;) And I applaud your efforts to clean up the language. I caught this thread earlier before you cleaned up a bunch of it and already there's another anonymous jerk at 10:07 mouthing off. I hope you're successful at reigning in all the trolls without going to either no comments or log-in to comment. What ever you decide thanks for all the great work.

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  39. There is no excuse for flaming someone who trashes your opinion, guys. Not on the Internet, not anywhere. Self-control is the watch-word when you’re a guest in someone else’s space. If you know that you lack it, then take steps.

    Moderated comments would work for trapping any junk before children read it.

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  40. I also have been guilty of being a little over the top with comments, the problem is that everybody wants to be wright when it comes to their knowledge of the comics,cartoons,toys,and movie when somebody challenges that they get pissy and have to bash that person! I don't have an account but if you choose to have log-in only posts I would gladly join!!!!!!!

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  41. ShiaisGreat!3/17/2009 12:54 AM

    I mainly started coming on here to keep up with info about Shia LaBeouf. I have a 4 year old that loves to see the new toys and new videos of the Transformer toys. I just wanted to say great job with updated info, and I only hope people will have more respect for this web as well as others. Have a Shiantastic Day!!! :)

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  42. does your 4 year old know you use words like Shiantastic

    someone call CPS

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  43. I am also an avid fan of the blog, and as the post dated 3/16/09 at 10:07pm proves, there will always be a one that can't control his or her respect for some one else's hard work and dedication. If it requires a log-in to continue following along with the hard work being done for this blog, so be it. I would vote for just removing the comments section to avoid the continued abuse you are encountering, if that fails..take the next step!! =Chilly

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  44. Not logging into a forum to post is like allowing underage kids in to drink at a bar without carding them. It gets incredibly childish and irritating for the older more mature civil human beings because the kiddies have no idea how to act.

    I say ban aggressive comment IP's from posting here, require a login and start a forum's section and do away with a comments.

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  45. Counterpunch3/17/2009 2:18 AM

    snortpocket said...

    does your 4 year old know you use words like Shiantastic

    someone call CPS <--- ahahahahahahahaahahaha!

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  46. It's not just the abuse the blogger gets. This forum is full of Racist ignorant bile and religious discrimination.

    The only way to get comments up proper is by reviewing before posting. That way you get rid of all the stupid little things as well as the vileness.

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  47. Hey i hrdley ever get to post cuz i work in Iraq and our computers are really slow. But i love this site i am a hard corp Trans fan. My my wife takes my oldest sone on this site to see all the new transformers pics you put up. And though he cant read i wouldnt want him reading some of the comments posted by some people

    So whatever rout you take i will still be happy because its about the info you post not the comments people write. So thank you for giving me a chance to know things 10000 miles away from home. Keep up the good work.

    thanks again,
    Elijah

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  48. I rarely post comments but having the opportunity to do so is always good. I would hate to see this removed because someone takes a movie so seriously that they have to get foul mouthed at others over any news and opinions that come our way. Creating an account/login may be the best way simply because only those interested will sign up and only those whose lives are that meaningless will sign up to badmouth. That said you will also be able to see who those people are and ban them which is also a plus. Furthermore to those who complained about all the toy news. Transformers is based ona toy line there will be way more news about toys than anything else because of this, if you are not interested then don't read it. Simple as.

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  49. If anything, require Login. Removing comments takes away from those who have useful info and ideas and also those who like to read them.

    You may put the story or articles up for us to read, but everyone comments on them for a number of reasons. Reading one article might make us think of something else and we can ask for ideas or help on that. Looking at a picture someone might point something out that someone else missed or is wrong about.

    Having to review every comment made would take your own personal time away from you, and could also result in double post from someone else before you aprove the first one. With Login, yes something bad could be posted, but everyone else would be able to police for you. Then let you know about it and then you can take the next step.

    Just a thought.

    (p.s.: also might get rid of the "word Verification thing" that I just got a not being able to process. :) )

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  50. I rarely comment but I can tell you that some of the ideas of the regular posters(cubansteel, scorpio, snortpocket, etc.) are very interesting and add to the hype and awesomeness of this fantastic blog. This is the only place I go to for Transformers news and it would be a shame to remove comments altogether as they quite often spark debate between my friends and I. I vote for login required and I would definitely sign up. Keep up the good work and thanks for updating the blog.

    -Grimlock21

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  51. snortpocket said...

    Scorpio said...

    Thank you for replying however i have one slight problem with this. It would mean those without an account wouldn't be able to post! Myself included.

    TFLIVE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ENABLE LOG IN REQUIRED

    Scorpio says:
    Do you realize this would mean you wouldn't be able to post on this blog as well!

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  52. Another thing that I have seen is the "Idenity Theft" of people or pretending to be someone else.

    Just need to type in someone elses name and from there you could start a whole string of arguments or bad mouthing.

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  53. Scorpio says:
    Do you realize this would mean you wouldn't be able to post on this blog as well!


    true, OR I could use my phd in computer science to help me, you know, sign up for a blogger account

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  54. tflive, switch to a forum and make me an admin

    I will do your every bidding and rule with an iron-clad fist

    thanks in advance

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  55. I would offer my self to act as a regulator if necessary, maybe there is a way in which the admin of this blog can choose peaple to read the comments and delete the ones that are not that polite. for instance i am one that enjoys reading the comments in this blog, because thanks to you guys i have learned a lot about transformers and i have been able to share some info as well.

    Also Mayor congrats to whoever made this blog, you totally rule man. i come here every day in the morning i come to work. keep up the good work

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  56. snortpocket said...
    tflive, switch to a forum and make me an admin.I will do your every bidding and rule with an iron-clad fist thanks in advance
    snortpocket said...
    true, OR I could use my phd in computer science to help me, you know, sign up for a blogger account
    Scorpio says:
    You would probably be good as an admin and i know that everyone could switch to an account but i found that some people who post anonymously have good points (Very rarely) but still.

    Hopefully things quieten down on the blog so we can all discuss things sensibly. :)

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  57. I like the forum idea from Snortpocket.

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  58. Counterpunch3/17/2009 2:51 PM

    Yeah I know some fools who used my ID here to fake my posts... damn idiots...

    PS Where are the Superion haters now? ahahahaha!

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  59. Counterpunch3/17/2009 2:54 PM

    [i] snortpocket said...

    tflive, switch to a forum and make me an admin

    I will do your every bidding and rule with an iron-clad fist

    thanks in advance [/i]

    hold it partner. I want in too. ;)

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  60. your forums name will be "inferion"

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  61. Counterpunch3/17/2009 3:16 PM

    nah mate. I like Counterpunch as it is...

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  62. careful, remember this is an admin you're talking back to

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  63. Counterpunch3/17/2009 4:09 PM

    *chuckle*

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  64. It's a shame that people take things too seriously by using profanity and acting ignorantly. I mean it's just a movie. Sure you are entitled to your own opinion, but not to go over the top with what you say, that's not right.

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  65. I vote 4 option 2/ enable moderate. I also agree with policing ourselves. Please stop swearing, and insulting, it's just a movie fan sight!

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  66. Funny, how many "grown ups" have show up, AFTER this post was writen by the admin...

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  67. I think most people who post rude comments have been blocked or there comment deleted as there seems to be a huge decrease in rudeness.

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  68. . . . Except for that guy of course!

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