The Great American Menu: Readers Respond

Since we released The Great American Menu, we've gotten some great feedback from readers and news outlets around the country. The map above shows the general reaction we've seen, by state. It's annotated with some of the best responses—feel free to add your own! » 11/04/13 12:19pm 11/04/13 12:19pm

Man Arrested For ESPN.com Comment That Threatened To Kill Kids Over New…

We hate to use such cliched terms, but it's hard to describe the ESPN.com comment section without words like "cesspool" and "wretched hive of scum and villainy" and "somehow even worse than Yahoo's comment section." But that's an unfair generalization. Not everyone there is horribly racist or a ward of the state or a… » 9/19/12 9:45am 9/19/12 9:45am

Your Lee Corso Inflatable Duckie Photoshop Roundup

We have said this before: You guys are the best. So very talented and warped and idle in ways we can't even imagine. Yesterday we showed you a wonderful photo of College Gameday's Lee Corso riding a large inflatable duck, and told you to have fun with it. You did, and these are some of our favorites. » 6/01/12 3:25pm 6/01/12 3:25pm

Commenters: You Need To Convert Your Accounts Right Now

Have you heard about the new "arm the peasants and redistribute the land" commenting regime taking hold here in the very near future? Well, Phase 1—converting your commenting account to third-party authentication—begins this morning. Perhaps you have some questions. » 3/29/12 5:00am 3/29/12 5:00am

A Sampling Of Comments ESPN.com Has Not Deleted On Stories That Have…

We're all still warm from the glow of the uprising that sent ESPN.com's commenter police into retreat—a remarkable, joyful march that continues unimpeded even as this is being typed. At the same time, we couldn't help but think of those comments ESPN's moderators have allowed to remain attached to other… » 11/04/11 4:45pm 11/04/11 4:45pm

The Stupid Moral Panic Over Mocking Tim Tebow; Or, What Would Jesus Do…

Oh, please. You know why Tebow memes exist? You know why they've, let us say, gone forth and multiplied? Because of columns like this, that's why. Here's the headline: » 11/04/11 12:05pm 11/04/11 12:05pm

OccupyTebow Enters Day Four; ESPN.com Admits Defeat

The sit-in at ESPN.com continues unmolested, as the overworked mods have apparently ceded the comment section to mob rule. Meanwhile, people who should know better still don't realize this has long stopped being an attack on Tebow himself, or even draconian comment moderation on a site that's more than happy to… » 11/03/11 11:10am 11/03/11 11:10am

ESPN.com Moderators Launching Tet Offensive Against "X > Tebow" Right…

Go to the Tebow column's comments, and make sure you've got it set to "live." You can see the poor mods deleting every single "X > Tebow" comment in real time. They've worked their way back to yesterday, but still have a day and a half more to go. » 11/02/11 2:30pm 11/02/11 2:30pm

How Contempt For Tim Tebow Caused An ESPN.com Commenter Revolution

The ESPN.com comment section is a den of iniquity and misspelling, and for the world's largest sports site, it's curiously inessential. The open registration means the discourse tends toward lowest common denominator, and it's too big to engender much sense of community. But once in a long while the disparate masses… » 11/02/11 11:35am 11/02/11 11:35am

Those Of You Still Having Commenter Issues, Email Me If There Are More…

Security breach still causing problems? Are you livid? Frustrated? Need a place to vent? Show me on the blog where it touched you. Thanks to Gawker Tech, there are more answers: ajd@deadspin.com If you have questions on this, fire away. » 12/14/10 4:45pm 12/14/10 4:45pm

Hacked Comment Questions: Come Here, Speak Up

Some of you have emailed or g-chatted with concerns that the system still won't enable you to change your passwords. This, I am told, is being investigated by the brave Tech Team. Go to Gizmodo for updates on most questions. » 12/13/10 1:30pm 12/13/10 1:30pm

And Here's One Rejected Deadspin Commenter Who Decided To Take His…

This is a pretty surreal temper tantrum by one young man named "awwhites" who was not pleased about the silly little audition process you poor people have to go through to type here. » 12/31/09 12:23pm 12/31/09 12:23pm

NFL.com Gives The Fans A (Stupid, Racist) Voice

Like most websites, NFL.com sets aside space to highlight the wittiest, most intriguing comments from its legion of readers in a special place labeled, "The Crowd Has Spoken." Unfortunately, the crowd is mostly angry, illiterate jacknobs. » 12/07/09 2:15pm 12/07/09 2:15pm

A Brief, Shady Announcement About Your Commenting Privileges...

Throughout Deadspin's short history, the commenters have been an integral part of the overall tone of the site. You are a very small, very vocal minority. In the coming weeks, you are about to get smaller. » 5/31/09 6:00pm 5/31/09 6:00pm

ESPN: We Don't Want No Trouble

ESPN's new comment section, ESPN Conversation, has been an endless source of entertainment for us, and you as well, we suspect. Specifically the Featured Comment on their home page, which is possibly the blandest thing on the planet. In fact, I doubt that ESPN commenters are even human: Their comments are generated by… » 10/19/07 2:50pm 10/19/07 2:50pm