Comments on: The upside of being flamed http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Padmini http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3820 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 20:28:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3820 Loved this post; my co-blogger and I recently ran into this debate on our relatively new blog. My co-blogger tackled the issue head on in a post: http://blog.beliefnet.com/everydayethics  /2009/06/blog-commenting-courtesy-do-bl oggers-have-a-right-to-expect-it.html

I’m learning to respect the constructive thoughts, and thicken my skin against some of the nastier comments.

One memorable comment was in reply to a post I wrote regarding the Palin vs. Letterman feud. The comment, to summarize, called me a woman who is loose with physical affection and also had some things to say about my genetalia. I was confused and slightly horrified by the connection, to say the least!

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3785 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:17:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3785 Of course, this is assuming the blogger actually checks their facts. More often than not, bloggers tune out things that they disagree with, not just flames.

And god forbid you should get bloggers to ever publicly admit a mistake…say…Megan McArdle for instance.

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By: Steve B http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3475 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 08:06:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3475 It’s good that the bloggers develop a thick skin (or stop blogging or turn off comments).

But it’s still tiresome and annoying for most readers to have to see it.

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By: Lord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3465 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:14:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3465 One certainly learns spewers speak volumes, about themselves, and are best ignored since nothing you say can top what they have already said about themselves.

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By: Joseph Weisenthal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3450 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 19:35:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3450 Frommer? No way.

Carney. No comment.

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By: CarneyRat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3442 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:38:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3442 Carney is still a moron. Please don’ engage him or that thick as a brick Frommer.

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By: Joseph Weisenthal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3441 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:20:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3441 I wonder why notorious comment deleter J Brad Delong hasn’t grown this thick skin yet.

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By: donna http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3438 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:41:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3438 I think just as was pointed out by Unsympathetic, those who can’t handle comments end up turning them off. Which always leads to me not bothering to read their blogs anymore, since then I know they’re just spewing and not listening. So, thanks for still listening.

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By: Felix Salmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3437 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:39:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3437 Adam, just off the top of my mind, try here or here. There are lots more.

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By: Adam http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/comment-page-1/#comment-3436 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:08:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/the-upside-of-being-flamed/#comment-3436 Funny you posted this. I was just thinking a couple days ago that I couldn’t recall ever reading a blog post where you unequivocally admitted you were wrong (though I wouldn’t limit this critique to you when it gomes to finance/econ bloggers).

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