A proposal for the betterment of Pharyngula comment threads

Subcommenteriums for each post! Because a bit too often the threads are like this:

  • VAGUE WANKERY — “Well I think this word stinks. Like, a lemony odor. I don’t think PZ should use words with a lemony odor. Uuuh, words.”
  • DEPT. OF RAGING DEPT. — “So PZ says ‘X’? Well, fuck him! I say ‘X’ instead! No to ‘\negX’! And you fuckers upthread, with your insistence on ‘X’, fuck you you \negX’ supporting bastards!
  • RHETORICAL WANKERY — “I mean, ‘mean’ does not ‘mean’ what PZ ‘means’ it ‘means’. PZ’s a big old ‘meany’!”
  • CHEERLEADING — “Give me a C! Give me a R! Give me a U! Give me a SHALL XIANS!”
  • NEWBIES — “Has anyone here heard of this funny flick ‘Expelled’?”
  • OLDEBIES —
    • “1 Before ye Expellation of ye Sabot I was.”
    • “1 Bah. 2 Before the Scienciblogification I was here.”
    • “1 Bah. 2 Ye young wankers. 3 Ye younglings, ye know nothing. 4 When there was but Neurula, nay, but a Gastrula, I was here, commenting.”
    • “1 Ha! 2 When there was but PRIMORDIAL DARKNESS, I spoketh. 3 And I spoketh this: 4 FIRST. 5 And the first comment was.”
  • DISCUSSION; ONE LINERS — “He he, you’re going to the atheist hell for that. Oh wait no such place carry on.”
  • DISCUSSION; PASSIONATE — “No no no! You are wrong about that!”
  • DISCUSSION; ANGRY — “No, you wanker, you are wrong!”
  • DISCUSSION; RED HOT —
    • “THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!”
    • “THERE IS NO HELL AND U ARE IN IT!!!”
    • “I HAVE 99 PROBLEMS THEY ARE ALL YOU”
  • DISCUSSION; MAGMA ERUPTION METEOR STRIKE —
    • “You disgust me as a human being. May you die sodomized with a fiberglass triceratops!”
    • “Wow. The amount of privilege in that comment is just staggering. As a fiberglass victim, I am deeply offended by your tone.
    • “Yeah! Down with the misodinosaury!”
    • “Hi I am the original poster and unlike you infected female cloacas, some of my best friends actually are triceratopsii—“
    • “SO WE NOT HUMAN BEINGS BC WE NOT YOUR FREINDS????”
    • “FibREglass! And it is harmless my teeth are made of it. The smell of kwik glue I love it so.”
    • “here we again see the bankruptcy of the atheism DOGMA WHICH IS A RELIGION AND UNSCIENTIFIC ALSO!!!!”
    • “Don’t feed the troll!”
    • “Which troll? YOU???”
    • “This ‘triceratopsii’ is clearly wrong. Do you know no latin people?”
    • “It’s Latin nor latin get a brain moran! We don’t want your libertarian scheisse here!”
    • “Yuo all need to ‘Rex up’! Dinosaurs are ALL DEAD!”
    • “I’m not dead!”
  • DISCUSSION; GODZILLA IN VESUVIUS — “There’s a new post on the Intersection, guys…”
  • DISCUSSION; DEEP RIFTOSCHISM!!! — “Frankly, B5 is infinitely superior to ST. Commodore Pickard, hah!”
  • DISCUSSION; COUNTERS — “See #42 in the Cheese thread. I agree, just in case someone’s keeping a count.”
  • PROSELYTISATION & BIBLE QUOTING — “Please note your comment will be displayed only to those not in agreement with you.” Then to /dev/null you go.

Then, if you wait for half a minute, there’d be a link to THE DISCUSSION, FOR REALS. Which is fascinating, generally, but the spices tend to make it a bit difficult to follow at times. (Though those spices are really tasty.)

(This post inspired by the Dictionary Atheists II: the Ravening!-thread, straight from the Dept. of Raging Dept. subcommenterium.)

2 Responses to “A proposal for the betterment of Pharyngula comment threads”

  1. Bob O'H Says:

    *sigh*

    I feel old now – I’m a pre-Scienciblogificationist. We’re a dying race.

  2. Bob O'H Says:

    Of course, we oldies also remember the times when PZed wrote about science.

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