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) arenâ€™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.
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.