To keep the comments as fresh and outstanding as they've been up to this point, we've commissioned Commenting Guru Rob Iracane to write a bi-weekly Comment Ombudsman column. It runs every other week. This is that week.
Mr. Iracane is the guy who approves and deletes comments around here, and the fellow to whom you should address any comment account requests, and he will explore issues involved in commenting, what makes a great comment thread, what's working, what isn't, answer your questions, so on. We want the place to continue to be as much fun as it is every day, and it's not an execution thread like our friends at Gawker do. We like to be inclusive here, because if we're not, we'd be forced to rely on our own wit and knowledge, and that's a scary thought indeed.
So here's this week's column, on comment memes our combudsman would like to see go away, is after the jump. Of course, don't be afraid to let him have it in the comments.
I've been combudsmanning around these parts for nearly eight months and deadterning for just over a year. What have I learned?
Commenters are simultaneously the funniest part and the most frustrating part of Deadspin. No worries: out of all the people who audition for comments, the unfunny ones can sometimes amuse me just as much as the funny ones. As for those of you who are already approved, I've been laying down rules and regulations all year long, so to fully get in the holiday spirit, here's more! I give you the top ten commenting memes of 2007 that I'd like to see dead in 2008.