Hey everyone. Just wanted to post an official response to a certain unhappy lurker on the Major Spoilers site, in regards to comments.

As most of you who have visited the site know, we try to make this as fun a destination as it can be. Yes, some stories suck, and some rock, but that is totally at the discretion of the editors of the site. Many of you also know that you are free to comment on any of these articles, providing your comments have meaning. In other words, comments like “W00T First!” and “This story sucks balls!” have no real redeeming value other than it gives the “person” who comments the meager satisfaction that they’ve “stuck it to the man”.

Back in March, I made the announcement that comments on this site have gone mostly unmoderated. For the most part, there hasn’t been a single problem. If you are a new visitor to the site, and you post a comment, it becomes moderated until such time we can approve it. That time period might be a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days. This is method prevents the site from being spammed to death with Viagra ads, and solicitations for for gambling sites.

Going unmoderated does not mean the editors of this site (Matthew and myself) aren’t keeping a watchful eye on comments. The same rules apply to the comment section of this site as they do on the Major Spoilers Forum – be polite, even if you disagree. Make your comments meaningful. Saying something sucks does not make it so; you need to justify your reasoning. Those that make the Major Spoilers world turn still have the ability to delete comments, or place those that are being “Comment Trolls” on the ban list.

As such, I have created a Major Spoilers Terms of Use page, which you might want to check out, just so you don’t embarrass yourself.

And finally, if you have a problem with this site to the point you hate it so much, nothing and no one is forcing you to come back time and time again. We know the vast majority of you love comics, and we do too, hence the creation of this site two years ago.

As always, if you have comments, you can post them below, or you can send me an e-mail directly.

Stephen Schleicher
Executive Producer

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Jeff Malarky
    June 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    You have incredibly thin skin. One idiot (me) makes a comment and you go all balllistic on the whole class and give out lectures and rulebooks no one will ever read a word of. Quit yer whining.

  2. June 5, 2008 at 10:12 pm — Reply

    Thanks for visiting kirk! This post was for you :D

  3. Baal
    June 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    Woot! First post to mention ‘sucks balls’!

    I can be such a snarktard sometimes…

  4. June 5, 2008 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    Baal: Consider this your first warning! You snarktard….(wink)

  5. Jeff Malarky
    June 6, 2008 at 2:01 am — Reply

    I know it was for me, that’s why I answered.

  6. Lifeisaglitch
    June 6, 2008 at 7:29 am — Reply

    @ Jeff

    But i like lectures and rulebooks…

  7. Josh P.
    June 6, 2008 at 9:31 am — Reply

    I think Mr. Malarky should cease the whining about the whining before he makes it into the Major Spoilers Dictionary right next to Russell.

  8. eric berry
    June 6, 2008 at 10:24 am — Reply

    I dont know the age of these people that post such wastefull energy as a post or comment. If one does not like something just move or post something relevent commentary on why one does not like a story or about the story itself. Matt and Stephen have taken time out of their valuable time to make a difference in the world and have done so. Show your support for them and the industry by being relevant and contribute something meaningfull. Thanks Matt and Stephen for creating a great site and starting the fire again to make me collect again. I hope the comic industry pays attention to your site to see the comments from others that may help them make their product more enjoyable and better. Keep up the great work. This site is usually the first place I go to every day.

  9. June 6, 2008 at 11:09 am — Reply

    Thanks Eric! We do try to make this the first stop for most people :D

  10. Josh P.
    June 6, 2008 at 11:13 am — Reply

    Always the first stop for me too. Love the site.

  11. Tom Grice
    June 6, 2008 at 2:03 pm — Reply

    I also really enjoy the site though I am often stung by Matthew’s harsh criticism and decision to mock me at every turn. But then, what else could I expect from Bizzaro Tom (Sob sob me am crying) Of course, without Matthew’s words of wisdom I don’t know that I could make it through the day, so thank you Major Spoiler’s for giving me a reason to live. And for giving Matthew a place to expound on the minutia that is our lives!

  12. June 6, 2008 at 2:05 pm — Reply

    Tom: Without Matthew’s constant remarks toward you, you would never have made it into the Major Spoilers Dictionary! A high honor indeed!

  13. DrStrangeCubicle
    June 6, 2008 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    I can only hope that Tom Welling-Prime will retcon punch this bat-dickery out of existence soon!

  14. June 6, 2008 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    amen, brother

  15. June 6, 2008 at 8:57 pm — Reply

    You have incredibly thin skin. One idiot (me) makes a comment and you go all balllistic on the whole class and give out lectures and rulebooks no one will ever read a word of. Quit yer whining.

    As my grandfather always said, “if you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?”

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