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Thanks for the repost Dan that’s really useful … why on earth does vorjack spend his time actually writing posts when he could just copy and past a picture from the web?
I hadn’t seen it before, and enjoyed it, so I’m grateful. :)
It doesn’t take too much effort to scroll past content you’ve seen, so I wouldn’t consider a repost to be a grave sin against one’s readership.
I don’t think DF has posted a single piece of OC on his site yet this year. Jabster’s complaint is totally legitimate.
Agreed. Scrolling past the odd repost or silly little picture is of course no big deal, but Daniel hasn’t really contributed anything but copypasta in a long time, and yet seems to get a bit miffed when people point that out. At this point it’s just like commercial interruptions between segments of the vorjack show (with occasional guest star Custador).
Indeed. What irritates me about much of reddit is that half the comments are complaining about reposts. What about people who don’t spend all day on the internet and are ‘late to the party’? Pretty much everything I see is for the first time. That being said, DF now has almost nothing to do with this blog, so when he does contribute it should be something with a little more substance.
Umm… maybe because he has a life beyond the blog that sometimes makes demands?
This blog is a significant part of his livelihood.
I have no doubt DF has many things going on in his life. Unreasonable Faith just doesn’t appear to be one of them.
Weird, I was just thinking today if anyone has ever done a study to check the average intelligence of mouth breathers vs nose breathers.
On a slightly different topic, who the fuck cares if DF turned the blog over to other people? Why complain if all he does is copy pasta? Seriously, if the blog doesn’t float your boat anymore, go read something else. That’s why Ive limited my perusal of Pharyngula, since I’ve no interest in ‘why I’m an atheist’ posts. Blogging is a very democratic process, vote with your clicks. Personally, this is one of the places on my daily check list.
I second Revy. DF and vorjack owe nothing to us, nor we do to them. I don;t see the problem.
I post when I have time and see something I like. Vorjack does an awesome job of contributing more in-depth things that I don’t have time for right now.
If you don’t like it or have seen it before on something like reddit, then just ignore it. Don’t really see the point in complaining about it.
It just gets a bit annoying to have vorjack’s contributions interrupted by pointless interludes of somebody pressing ctrl+v and going “look at this clever picture I had zero to do with”. It’s not as if we’re freaking out about it, just pointing out a minor grievance. If we want to get into it, we could point out that it may have contributed to the quietness of the blog’s comments lately by damaging its image and reputation. Maybe. Certainly I’ve noticed things getting quiet unless a wild troll appears but your mileage may vary. I know I swiftly gloss over blogs that seem littered with nothing but copypasta.
It’s your blog and you’re under no obligation to do or not to anything with it, but we’re under no obligation to keep schtum if you’re just going to copy and paste things while other people are actually trying to contribute.
I don’t know if you’re being ironic or something, but the order of events is pretty clear and repeatable: 1. Find X. 2. Like X. 3. X changes. 4. No longer like X. 5. Complain about new X.
This is not limited to UF or to blogs in general, and since I am certain you understand this from your own experience, I am forced to conclude you are intentionally feigning ignorance to make your lame point appear passable.
Of course we don’t have to complain here, or indeed post here at all. But let me throw that back at you. If you don’t like what I have to say, you don’t have to read it either. You can even censor it if you want; it’s your site.
Or you could, you know, contribute.
i enjoy the random copypasta (like that term btw, first time i’ve heard it) so yeah, whatevs yall
I find it darkly amusing that I don’t have time to contribute properly because I’m busy with (among other things) arranging my wedding, while Daniel’s contributions have been curtailed in part because he’s been getting divorced. The irony is not lost on me. I’m just glad Vorjack is as good as he is at producing good content.
Also, I get a smile from the copypasta, since I stopped hanging out at 4chan regularly and I’ve never been on Reddit – It’s all new to me.
It’s not your blog. Although, do I like it better that there is a blog at all, even if it’s guest-hosted, so to speak? Or would I rather Daniel say (admit, I speculate), you know, I just don’t have as much interest in keeping up a blog anymore, and abandoning it altogether? It’s certainly dwindling on its own, how many regs you never see anymore, some that only post rarely. Though it must get enough hits and likes because how does something get several hundred shares on facebook, while fewer than 5 comments. It’s nice for people to be able to share this stuff and perhaps discuss it with their own friends, but it’s getting kind of lonely here.
I don’t look at reddit, so usually the first time I’m seeing them, but it would also be nice to see any effort sometimes. Who doesn’t have time to write one original thought in at least over 6 months, if not much longer than that. They are fun to see, even if you’ve seen them before, but they don’t do much for the purpose of discussion. Lol, funny, ha ha, good find, what are we supposed to talk about? Other than vorjack, we have forums and it’s pretty much set it and forget it for Dan.
Honestly, if I wanted to read a blog, I’d be still reading Pharyngula. I come here for the patrons, the discussions are more interesting.
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