That "If" Must be a Typo.

That "If" Must be a Typo. Previously on Neatorama: OJ: If I did It, Here's How It Happened.


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Regarding the RSS feed...

TwoDragons- Using a mouse wheel doesn't help, because when you come in following an RSS link, you have nowhere else to go... you already are on this page, expecting something neat because the headline intrigued you.

Alex- Perhaps you can append "OpEd:" to each cartoon post, so those of us who regularly scan RSS headlines can avoid them if we wish?

Thanks for all of your work, patience, etc.
DJ
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So far, readership hasn't dropped, in fact it has gone up (so thank you to everyone who reads Neatorama and recommends it to their friends).

But DJ's point that Neatorama's viewership can change because its content changes merits a consideration. Here's why I think we're safe (so far): political posts on Neatorama has been and will continue to be a small portion of the total posts.

Regarding moderator approval of comments: Wordpress has an automatic filter built-in for common spam words and profanity. If your comment does not appear immediately after you post it, then chances are you've tripped the filter.

I rarely delete comments, and when a comment is deleted, it's because of spam, profanity, or simply stupidity (there are comments that consist of just aaaaaa or something like that). The blog has dropped some comments before, when the server was moved.

No comment has been deleted because I don't agree with the commenters' point of view.

I enjoy reading all of your comments, and though I try, I know that I can't respond to every single one. I hope that Neatorama never has to resort to pre-moderation, or even closing off all comments permanently.

Regarding availability of OpEd cartoons in other website, raised by Greg: You're right, Greg - but the same can be said about nearly all of Neatorama's posts: they can be found somewhere else.

Regarding RSS feed: I find reading RSS feed with a reader is less desirable than straight from the website because of styling issues. If anyone can help me style the feed with CSS that doesn't break readers, then please email me.

And also, thank you to brayden for the compliments. I hope Neatorama will continue to grow, too!
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Who said anything about dropping viewership?

Controversy and discussion increases page views, which increase ad revenue. If he wants page views and lots of comments, the political stuff seems to be the best way to get them. Viewership will probably go through the roof, if it isn't already.

Alex said he was flattered when one person compared this blog to boingboing, but if you look at boingboing, they quit allowing reader comments a long long time ago. I noticed at one point today that posting a comment here required moderator approval.

The content of this site will change the audience, both how they react to the content and how they react to each other... and it seems lately that people are getting pretty vitrolic, instead of sharing a common joy of discovery.
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Alex:

I love your website.

If I'm not interested in a post, I skip it.

I'll never ever complain about any post; if it doesn't tickle my fancy, I'll just go to the next one.

Please don't listen to anyone who tries to influence your posting habits by scaring you with threats of dropping viewership. That infuriates me to no end. Have they studied the surfing habits of Internet users? Or are they just attempting to influence you through fear? I'm sure they have no idea what they're talking about.

Your site is wonderful and will continue to grow.
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Here's a suggestion to all the gripers:

If you don't like what you're reading here, use that neat round thing between your right and left mouse buttons...and scroll up.

Wow, what a concept, huh? *rolls eyes*

--TwoDragons
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