To keep the comments as fresh and outstanding as they've been up to this point, we've commissioned Commenting Guru Rob Iracane, co-editor of Walk Off Walk, 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 some turnover that might be happening here in a few weeks, after the jump. Of course, don't be afraid to let him have it in the comments.
As Deadspin has become more and more popular not just in the sports blogosphere but in the greater arena of pop culture, the website has attracted some great new talent to contribute smart and funny pieces. With the crowding of talented writers in the bullpen, some have been squeezed out and some have left for greener, safer pastures with ridiculously awful comments. We've also had more closers in the past few months than the 2008 Atlanta Braves. Heck, there have been more people writing about hockey alone on this website than the Ottawa Sun, Edmonton Sun, and Vancouver Sun combined.
But really, I've written about being funny in the comments of the closers' columns before. We're doing a good job with that! Yet we're about to face the biggest turnover in Deadspin history that has nothing to do with a Matt Leinart interception. Our devoted and steadfast editor Will is leaving his baby behind. I'm sure the commenters and readers of Deadspin shared my sentiment of panic: what the fuck is going to happen to Deadspin without its movie-quotin', Cardinal-lovin', aw-shucks-sayin' editor?