Jawa's Theory on O'Keefe: He Wanted to Discover if Landrieu Had Shut Off Her Phones to Prevent Her Office From Receiving Calls From Angry Constituents
Close But Wrong; Real Intent Revealed (?)
| Main | Live Blog: Obama's Big Stupid Unprecedented SOTU/STFU
January 27, 2010

Live Blog Thread (Please Read!)

Please read this first.

The thing about the Live Blog is that commenters comments do not go up on the Live Blog automatically. They only go up with moderator intervention -- that is, when we specifically click on a comment and tell the system "Post."

And we only do that for some comments.

First of all, we can't post every comment. We literally couldn't keep up if we did. We (all the cobloggers) post as many as we can without getting too duplicative.

For example, when (not if) Obama says "Let me be clear," there will be a lot of people shouting "LET ME BE CLEAR!!!" We'll post one of those -- randomly -- but obviously there is no point posting the two dozen comments pointing out he said "Let me be clear."

We look for funny stuff and we look for insightful stuff. Bear in mind, while we're doing this, we're also posting our own comments, and our own takes, so sometimes 40 or 50 comments will zip by without getting much notice.

During a particularly important part of this douchebag's speech (hypothetically -- should there be an important part), all of the moderators are going to want to get their own two cents in, so that means, alas, that in such patches, probably there are going to be fewer commenter's posts put up. It's just that you can't do three things at once. Two, yes. Three, no.

Personally, I tend to get pretty bored with this jackass pretty early, and I stop really posting about whatever nonsense he's gibbering about, and I just start posting readers' comments. But if I'm actually engaged with him and posting about the speech (hypothetically), I can't. I can listen/watch and write, or I can listen/watch and post readers' comments, but, again, I cannot do all three at once. Two yeah, not three.

Please don't take it personally. Usually we have, I dunno, 50-100 or so people commenting on one of these; tonight we will likely have 200-300. Hell, we could have 500.

There's no way even ten people (and tonight we will have a bunch of people moderating, including most of the cobloggers and some Special Guest Moderators) can keep up with all the comments.

And we do need to be choosy, again. A Live Blog that consisted of 300 people all talking at once would be pretty incoherent. Yes, everyone's comment would be "up," but, on the other hand, no one would be reading it at all, because there would just be too much to keep up with, and a lot of duplicative material.

Please -- no "Why aren't my comments getting up?" comments! I just explained, so... you know. Plus, obviously we don't want to post such meta-comments when we have a pretty big event to blog about.

digg this
posted by Ace at 07:48 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Lizzy [/i]: ">>Is that a challenge? Heh. No! ..."

Tuna: "Teeet was delivered at 8:55 am ..."

Bandersnatch: "[i]Is that a challenge?[/i] Le Harem, 1852 - ..."

Defenestratus: "Isn't Portsmouth in Trump Country? NH seems li ..."

Nationalist Pikachu: "*Happy Dance* ..."

Forgot My Nic [/i]: "[i]Summer Of Love! Free Speech Movement. Days of ..."

Our Country is Screwed: "465 good morning *sleepy grin* how many sou ..."

JAS: "Obese woman on an ottoman in 3....2.....1 ..."

Moron Robbie - I'm No Longer Selling ARs Until My $300 Ones Will Go For $1000 [/i] [/b]: "Did anybody notice Ashley Judd cheering for Kentuc ..."

LASue: "Could Ryan have misled Trump about the bills spec ..."

Nationalist Pikachu: "BWAHAHAHAHA TRUMP DOES IT AGAIN!!!!! ..."


Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64