Disqus: Feminizing America One Lost Down Vote at a Time

This month you may have noticed here on Wizbang that the blog commenting system Disqus changed its system with neither a warning nor an explanation, eliminating the ability of page visitors to see the tallied number of down votes to any of the comments. Apparently the blog service felt that Americans were getting their feelings hurt so badly by a down vote that it had to eliminate the capability. And thus the feminization of America continues.

Previously, the Disqus commenting system featured a way for other page visitors who had opened an account with Disqus to either up vote or down vote comments by clicking on a green arrow facing upward or a red arrow facing down. As each visitor clicked on the arrows a tally of how many votes the comment received was displayed.

But now, when someone tries to click on the down vote arrow it neither displays as red for other commenters to see, nor is there any longer a tallied number. The up votes, however, still show a green number tallying upward as each up arrow is clicked.

So, now no one knows how many down votes a comment is getting.

In fact, this change makes every comment into a “good” one. How? By only showing the up votes. So, a comment may have gotten 300 down votes and only 100 up votes, yet since only the up votes are tallied and displayed, the comment will look like everyone loved it.

Yes, America, we are all wilting flowers who cannot withstand a red arrow pointing down.

Apparently, Disqus felt that so many Americans were getting their widdle feelings hurt that they had to take measures to return everyone’s self-esteem to tip top condition. Yes, America, each and every one of you are wonderful, smart, and gosh darn it, people love you and Disqus is going to make sure you don’t get your delicate mental balance upset.

Feel free to go through life with your badly spelled, idiotic comment forever emblazoned across the Internet tubes and given the Disqus seal of approval. You aren’t a brainless racist, a grammatical moron, a pointless troll, a dimiwtted liberal, or a knuckle-dragging conservative any longer. You are a shining light driving the world to truth, justice and the new American way where no one gets their feelings hurt.

Needless to say, this new move is a gut wrenchingly stupid move. Not only is it turning us all into spineless, feminized, children, it has also eliminated information from our lives.

After all, the up and down vote used to be a way to understand what sort of community the page catered to. For instance, if someone’s comment was made up of conservative or Republican sentiment and it got a million down votes, it was easy to understand quickly that most of the folks that visit the site are liberals.

This worked in a myriad of ways, too, not just politically. If someone said they hated a movie and got slammed, the site was filled with fanboys. Etc., etc.

Unfortunately, now every comment looks to be loved. It’s all honey and roses for Disqus, and that easy way to grasp the leanings of the community has been eliminated.

Granted this change eliminates the many thousands of jerks–called Internet trolls–who just simply down vote everything without having any logical reason and presumably that is the reason Disqus abruptly changed its system.

But what is this really? It’s just another example of the feminization of America. Oh, we are all just too delicate to be faced with dissent, too mentally unstable to be forced to find that not everyone thinks we are all special little snowflakes like our doting mommies think we are.

Disqus is here to save your self-esteem, America. And not a moment too soon, apparently. We all need a break from this harsh world, don’t we?

The truth is, it would be better to have no comments at all then to have… this.

Screw you Disqus. I got yer down vote right here.

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  • Brucehenry

    Has Disqus explained their reasoning for this?

    By the way, I agree that down votes should absolutely be tallied and shown. Why the hell not?

    • warnertoddhuston

      We agree 100% on that and I give you an upvote to prove it. :)

      • Commander_Chico

        I agree totally with you, too, Warner. This is about feminization and not hurting wittle feeelings.

        • Hawk_TX

          I agree as well. However I don’t believe that feminization is the right term. There is nothing inherently feminine behind these efforts to deny disageements and ultimately debate. It is just another instance of political correctness attempting to remake society in it’s hypocritical image.

          The idea that down votes shouldn’t Be allowed to hurt peoples feelings is childish. I enjoy the down votes I get when I comment on liberal sites like mother Jones.

          • Commander_Chico

            Yeah, but most of the impulse to censor strong speech in universities and government comes from feminism. “Trigger warnings” and the like.

          • Retired military

            And one way that dems try to try to censor speech is to play the race card.

            1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s

            policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)

            Do you feel that it is because the left is just playing the race card?

            2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

            3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

            4. Chico stated ” They (duck dynasty guys) were clean shaven before they pitched the TV show.” yet you provided zero proof of this statement. Please do so now.

             

            Examples of statements 1, 2, and 3 (since you reject the premise)

             

             

            Salon writer Joan Wals

            It’s simply stunning: Longtime Republican imagemaker Ailes figured out how to make sure that our twice-elected Democratic president, backed by a coalition that represents an emerging, multiracial America, must periodically be checked and hopefully shamed by a representative of the angry right-wing white male minority that barely considers him a legitimate leader…

            O’Reilly and Ailes and their viewers see this president as unqualified and ungrateful, an affirmative action baby who won’t thank us for all we’ve done for him and his cohort. The question was, of course, deeply condescending and borderline racist. Obama has been afforded “so much opportunity”? What about O’Reilly, who pretends he’s a working-class son of Levittown, Long Island, when he’s actually the kid of an accountant who grew up in Westbury and went to private high school and university

            ]——-

            Wall Street Journal’s Steve Moore: “This is still a pretty conservative country and people are upset about the policies in Washington and they don’t think the politicians are listening.”

            Host Chris Matthews: “Okay, I think, I think some of the people are upset because we have a black President.”

            Talking about the town hall protests against ObamaCare on MSNBC’s Hardball, August 11, 2009.

             

            If racism is not the whole of the Tea Party, it is in its heart, along with blind hatred, a total disinterest in the welfare of others, and a full-flowered, self-rationalizing refusal to accept the outcomes of elections, or the reality of democracy, or the narrowness of their minds and the equal narrowness of their public support.”

            — MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Countdown, March 22, 2010.

            “The Republican Party in this country has been running on hate and division for the last 50 years….What black person, gay guy or girl, immigrant or Muslim American in their right mind would vote for the Republican Party? They might as well hang a sign around their neck saying, ‘I hate myself.’”

            — Fill-in host Cenk Uygur on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, August 26, 2010

            Clip from RNC ad: “Stop Obama and his union bosses today. The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.”

            Host Lawrence O’Donnell: “The Republican Party is saying that the President of the United States has bosses, that the union bosses this President around, the unions boss him around. Does that sound to you like they are trying to consciously or subconsciously deliver the racist message that, of course, of course a black man can’t be the real boss?”

            Ex-Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI): “Wow, I hadn’t thought about the racial overtones….”

            — MSNBC’s The Last Word, February 25, 2011.

             

            “The interesting question is: what is it about this President that has stripped away the veneer of respect that normally accompanies the office of the President? Why do Republicans think this President is unpresidential — unpresidential, and shouldn’t dare to request this kind of thing? It strikes me that it could be the economic times, it could be that he won so big in 2008, or it could be, let’s face it, the color of his skin.”

            — MSNBC political analyst and ex-Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe talking about the brief contretemps over scheduling Obama’s speech to Congress, The Last Word, August 31, 2011.

             

            “I get out of all of these things that many of these [Republican] candidates would rather take legislation to build a time machine and go back in time to where we had, you know, no women voting, slavery was cool. I mean, it’s just kind of ridiculous.”

            — Daytime anchor Thomas Roberts on MSNBC Live, September 23, 2011, talking about the previous night’s GOP debate.

             

            “Plus, what Mitt Romney has in common with the KKK. Details on a rare Romney campaign blunder ahead….So you might not hear Mitt Romney say ‘keep America American’ anymore. That’s because it was a central theme of the KKK in the 1920s. It was a rallying cry for the group’s campaign of violence and intimidation against blacks, gays and Jews.”

            — Anchor Thomas Roberts on MSNBC Live, December 14, 2011.

            Host Chris Matthews: “How does this guy [Mitt Romney] go from hard right, severely conservative, to this new regular mainstream character he’s portraying himself as?…He ran as a full mooner, Michael. You know, he was saying ‘There’s no such thing as science.’… How can he go from Flat Earth, ‘I don’t believe in evolution,’ to all of a sudden, ‘I’m teaching biology’?… It certainly was in the Grand Wizard crowd over there, okay?”

            Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: “Wait, I resent that! No. Come on, what is this ‘Grand Wizard’ nonsense? Are you saying that we’re Ku Klux Klan?”

            Matthews: “Okay, I’m just saying, the far-right party.”

            Steele: “Give me a break! Don’t go there with me on that.”

            — MSNBC’s Hardball, April 23, 2012.

             

            You notice he [Romney] says ‘anger’ twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama. The other-ization, he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing to say. I don’t say it lightly. But this is niggerization, ‘You are not one of us,’ and that ‘you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.’”

            — Co-host Touré on MSNBC’s The Cycle, August 16, 2012.

            Host Martin Bashir: “Of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s forthcoming oration, can I quote something [to] you? ‘For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.’ How about that?”

            MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “Well, we know exactly what he’s trying to do there….These people reach for every single possible racial double-entendre they can possibly find in every one of these speeches.”

            — MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, August 29, 2012, talking about McConnell’s speech at the Republican National Convention.

             

            They hate Obama. They want him out of the White House more than they want to destroy al Qaeda. Their number one enemy in the world right now, on the right, is their hatred — hatred for Obama. We can go into that about the white working class in the South, and looking at these numbers we’re getting in the last couple days about racial hatred in many cases. This isn’t about being a better president. They want to get rid of this president. That’s their number one goal and they’re willing to let Romney go to the hard center, even if it’s to the left on issues, as long as they get rid of this guy.”

            — Chris Matthews during MSNBC’s post-debate coverage, October 22, 2012

             

            “I look at Obama as a perfect American. I don’t mean politically. We can disagree left and right on him. You can argue about the drones. Argue about the fiscal policy, all that stuff. But as a citizen. The guy went to school, he never broke a law. He did everything right. He raised a wonderful family. He’s a good husband, a good father. My God I don’t think he’s ever gotten a speeding ticket. The guy does everything right and these right-wingers — and he’s really been pretty moderate on guns until the horror of Newtown — and I don’t know what they’re so afraid of, except that he happens to be black.”

            — Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, March 6, 2013

             

             

            What does your study tell you about the nature of the racial piece here of the Tea Party?…Is it sort of a resumption of the Old South, of the way things were before the Civil War, for example? Is it like that old dreamy nostalgia you get in the old movies, Gone With the Wind? Is it that kind of America they want to bring back or what? When there were no gays, where blacks were slaves, Mexicans were in Mexico? I mean, is this what they want?”

            — Chris Matthews to author Christopher Parker on MSNBC’s Hardball, March 20, 2013

            The problem is there are people in this country — maybe 10 percent, I don’t know what the number, maybe 20 percent on a bad day — who want this President to have an asterisk next to his name in the history books, that he really wasn’t President….They can’t stand the idea that he is President, and a piece of it is racism. Not that somebody in one racial group doesn’t like somebody in another racial group. So what? It is the sense that the white race must rule. That’s what racism is. And they can’t stand the idea that a man who is not white is President.”

            — Chris Matthews appearing as a guest on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, May 15, 2013

             

            “The IRS is being used in exactly the same way as they tried to use the President’s birth certificate…Despite the complete lack of any evidence linking the President to the targeting of Tea Party groups, Republicans are using it as their latest weapon in the war against the black man in the White House….This afternoon, we welcome the latest phrase in the lexicon of Republican attacks on this President — the IRS. Three letters that sound so innocent, but we know what you mean.”

            — MSNBC host Martin Bashir, June 5, 2013.

             

            ¦ “At least back in 1939, when Marian Anderson had to sing here, ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee’ rather than at the Constitution Hall, because — they said the reason was she was black. At least they were honest back then….[Today] you’ve got people talking about nullification of the law of the land [ObamaCare]. You got people talking impeachment like [Senator Tom] Coburn. You got Ted Cruz out there. They never say their problem with Obama is that he’s black, but look at the pattern….At least the Daughters of the American Revolution knew what they were saying and they said it out loud: ‘He’s black, she’s black, she can’t sing here.’ These guys today use all the techniques of nullification and talking about illegitimacy and accusing the President of being a crook, basically, for even being president, because he’s here illegally. And then they talk about impeaching him on grounds they can’t even come up with. At least in the old days they were honest about it. Today, they’re not.”

            — Chris Matthews during MSNBC live coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, August 28, 2013.

            ¦ “I want to talk today about a controversial word….A word that was originally intended as a derogatory term, meant to shame and divide and demean. The word was conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man, to render him inferior and unequal and to diminish his accomplishments…. Y’all know the word that I’m talking about: ‘ObamaCare.’”

            — Host Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show, December 8, 2013.

            Host Ed Schultz compared Tea Party activists to Nazi brownshirts and said that the Republican Party stands for racism; and accused Texas Gov. Rick Perry of referring to Obama in racial terms when he described the national debt as a “big black cloud” hanging over the heads of the American people.

            Reporter Lawrence O’Donnell accused Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of using a “racial double-entendre” when McConnell complained that Obama spends too much time golfing;

             

            Daytime anchor Thomas Roberts famously claimed that Republicans want to go back to a time when “slavery was cool;”

            Contributing analyst Toure – so self-important that he goes by only one name – accused Romney of participating in the “niggerization” of Obama;

            PRESS: I just think the whole thing is outrageous. I hate this apology, I think it was unnecessary and just, just played right into their hands. And, I mean, they won’t (laughs), they’re not going to let conservatives watch MSNBC, fine! You’re not even going to notice that. How many conservatives, seriously, are watching Ed Schultz or Rachel Maddow, you know, or Al Sharpton every night?

            JEREMY HOLDEN OF MEDIA MATTERS: Yeah, yeah, I don’t know, but, uh, I’m just …

            PRESS: It’s silly.

            HOLDEN: I want to see how this probation looks and when it ends. (Alluding to RNC chair Reince Priebus’s response to Cheerios ad tweet). And what, you know, is there going to be a soft landing from the probation? This is kind of silly at this point.

            PRESS: It is and, you know, first of all, good for Cheerios for bringing that spot back and not bowing into the pressure and as far as this tweet goes, again, “maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everybody else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” that’s the truth. That is the truth! The right winger, the racist right winger will hate it. Everybody else will like it. It’s a beautiful spot.

            —————————–

            Hunter – Daily Kos

            MSNBC bending over themselves to apologize for someone in the network thinking the American right wing was made up of people who pore over the nation’s television commercials to find companies acting Not Bigoted Enough is, and there’s no other word for it, pathetic. As are, of course, the predictable reactions from the right wing themselves. You would think that people who get so very, very, very mad whenever someone suggests that they might be bigoted simpletons would be able to go at least one weekend without proving to be exactly that, but no. Never quite works out that way.

            ————

            Ron Fournier – Twitter

            The GOP argument on Obamacare has more than a whiff of Reagan-era racial “welfare queen” politics —>

            ————

             

            Ron Fournier – Twitter

            In light of today’s #Obamacare column, a little background: “How and Why Romney is Playing the Race Card.”

             

             

            —————-

            “There are certain elements of the party who go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like or came from some other place,” Powell said. “I think

            the party has to deal with this.”

             

            ———–

            Markos MoulitsaS

            …[T]he GOP has a problem. It can’t win national elections without getting some support from immigrant demographics—Asians and Latinos, the fastest growing in the country. Yet conservatives hate brown and different-looking people. They speak foreign languages and eat weird stuff and play strange music and vote Democratic. Those are all unforgivable sins.

             

            ————–

            GERALDO

            “What we had here with you and President Obama was a culture class… It was the president of most of the white guys of America, that’s you. And, Barack Obama the president of almost everybody else. And the discussion was at that level… To watch it was some ways unsettling to me… What you did was strip him of his majesty…”

            ———

            ——————

            From An examiner story about congressman Cummings

            In fact, the authors of the very report cited by Cummings, Devin Burghart and Leonard Zeskind also “exposed” alleged links between “certain Tea Party factions and acknowledged racist hate groups,” for the NAACP in 2010, as reported by Jack Cashill at the American Thinker, who writes wryly that Zeskind “could find racists in each of the nine choirs of angels and feel comfortable designating at least three of those choirs as hate groups.”

            At the time, Burghart and Zeskind wrote in part that Tea Party members were

            “defending their special pale-skinned privileges and power.”

            ——————-

            HOWARD FINEMAN (on MSNBC): And as if that’s some kind of explanation, some kind of explanation for the weird phenomenon of the fact that the Republicans didn’t win. There was this extraterrestrial force out there of African-Americans and Hispanics.

            =========

            CHarlie Crist – “”Sadly I think another part of it was that he was a Democrat, but not just a Democrat, an African-American.””

            ———–

            MSNBC interview regarding rejection of union.

             

            WAGNER: – nails this a little bit. And he talks about the UAW has, or the idea of organized labor and finds, y’know, great welcome in NYU and in bastions of sort of liberal, progressive thought. But then when it comes down to it, here you have workers on an assembly line in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who have turned down the option. And he makes a point that, “As many unions have discovered, generally to their woe, the politics of race and culture often eclipse those of class in the United States.” [1]

            NOAH: Right.

            WAGNER: And these sort of cultural means around unions, um, distracted from the actual economic benefits of them. [2]

            NOAH: The South has always been hostile territory for union organizing. Y’know, as Harold said, the culture war in the South trumps the class war. [1] You already have in a number of Southern states right to work laws, which means that even if they had unionized the plants, those who benefitted from the presence of that union wouldn’t have had to pay union dues if they didn’t feel like it.

            So you’re in an overwhelmingly hostile climate. And the opposition I gather, through, portrayed this as a kind of northern invasion, a refighting of the Civil War. [3] Apparently there are not a lot of, uh, black employees in this particular plant. [4] And so, that kind of, uh, uh, uh, waving of the Confederate flag was an effective strategy. [5]

            WAGNER: That would explain also the sign, “United Obama Workers,” which speaks volumes [6] in terms of the, uh, cultural differences in certain parxts of the country. Author Timothy Noah, thank you as always for your time and thoughts.

            —————-

            In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent “Tea Party” movement that was then surging across the country. Many middle-class and working-class whites felt aggrieved and resentful that the federal government was helping other groups, including bankers, automakers, irresponsible people who had defaulted

            Harry reid – “”We’re not going to bow to tea party anarchists who deny

            the mere fact that Obamacare is the law. We will not bow to tea party anarchists who

            refuse to accept that the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is constitutional,”

            ============

            Former Wash Post Editor Robert Kaiser

            “The base consists principally of white evangelical Christians who, the pollsters tell us, fear that their America is disappearing. Of course they are right; it has probably disappeared already. Their America would not have elected a black president.

            ————

            From Wash times regarding Obama appointee

             

            A furious Mr. Reid hinted that Republicans’ opposition was based on racism, pointing to to several other black nominees that GOP senators had opposed earlier. But in the case of Mr. Adegbile, his defense of Abu-Jamal was too much for even some Democrats

             

            ===========

          • ackwired

            Yes, I have also noticed that one of the primary tools used by the two major parties is name calling. They seem to feel that if they can discredit the other party, it will somehow validate their own views, and in some cases, even their own character. Go figure.

          • warnertoddhuston

            I just call names cuz i is uh hater.

          • http://www.harlemghost.blogspot.com/ HarlemGhost

            yep the GOP calls the Dems liberals and the Liberals call the GOP heartless, brainless Nazis … 2 sides of the same hater coin …

          • Nick.

            Only “liberals”? What about terms like libtards, traitors, commies, whining babies, welfare queens, union thugs, etc. and also I’ve heard lots of comments comparing Obama to Hitler, which is the most nonsensical of it all.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            I down ding your whiny comment.

          • kyle

            The Dems seem to be the honest ones, from what you have posted.

    • dev92

      Probably copying Google with YouTube. It’s completely useless to down-vote idiotic comments on there, and people were too lazy to complain about it to Google, so it stuck. Now Disqus feels they can do the same. Feminization of the Internet is a very appropriate description here. Disgust*

    • dchrist81

      Downvotes would probably hurt their precious self-esteem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZ1OgJnE7w

  • Brucehenry

    Is there any recourse or somewhere to complain for us users?

    • http://www.cavalierx.com CavalierX

      Yeah, but you might get down-voted.

  • Brucehenry

    Also there is a danger that comments that run against the majority view may be “flagged as inappropriate,” which will really suck for sites like Wizbang with tolerant posting policies.

    • http://ak4mc.us/cms/ McGehee

      Indeed. Take away the more benign option and leave the less benign one, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what happens next.

      A community organizer might have a tough time figuring it out though…

  • http://www.cavalierx.com CavalierX

    Who knew that trolls had such fragile little egos that they can’t stand a down-vote?

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Anyone who has dealt with brucehenry or chicka?

  • Vagabond661

    Disqus better not stray over to imgur. They may get the their wittle feewings hurt.

  • AT

    I always downvote my own posts. Because I need that slap of reality that says, “Posting on the internet is stupid! It benefits you in no way! Nothing of value has ever been found in the comments section! You’re a moron for doing it!”

    Disqus has taken that away from me. Now I just cut myself after I post comments online. I encourage other internet commenters to do the same.

    • Brucehenry

      LOL too true.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Ha, love it. Hilarious stuff!

    • RoboTyphoon

      Downvoted.

      • AT

        Thank you, friend.

    • Brendan McCoy

      #cut4disqus

  • JWH

    For a long time, Wizbang gave readers the ability to rate blog posts on a star scale. Wizbang no longer has these ratings available. This is clear evidence of the feminization of Wizbang.

  • 914

    PC takes the fun and vigor out of life.

  • Jeff Hamilton

    I know I’m late to this comment party, but it would be almost as easy to reply with “downvoted, down vote, or DV. This would also aggravate all of the trolls who have hundreds of pointless comments to sift through after spouting their nonsense. Probably not a better system, but a work-around for sure.

  • Rick Caird

    I complained to Disqus via email, but got no response. Isn’t wonderful to have less information?

  • PhoenicianRomans

    For instance, if someone’s comment was made up of conservative or
    Republican sentiment and it got a million down votes, it was easy to
    understand quickly that most of the folks that visit the site are
    liberals.

    Or, of course, that they’d just said something blindingly stupid – which had been adopted as “conservative or Republican sentiment” by the tribe.

  • klgmac

    Thanks for writing about this. I have noticed and found it disturbing as well.

  • “Shuga”

    If you don’t know me by now……just you wait…..LMAO

  • ” ;~D “

    Disqus does have its mega serial hatemongering “hobbyists”….note that several of these boneheads spend all their free time accumulating a reputation of controversy and insulting rhetoric.

  • ” ;~D “

    Writer/journalist Pat Buchanan has had to deal with abusive mega posting cyber “hobbyists” serial hatemongers for years…..his frustrations are warranted.

  • ” ;~D “

    An organized gang of serial hatemongering trolls called the “RoadHouse Cult of Baptist Boneheads” are regular squatters at Human Events . com harassing posters at the Ann Coulter /Pat Buchanan blogs…..as you can see Pat is not happy about it.

  • “Bad Baptist Comeuppance”

    Despite my disingenuous LYING & radical religious zealousness I’d like to think I’m “a friendly reader”….but the truth is I’m a hypocrite homophobe serial hatemonger embittered since I was abandoned and adopted by cruel overseers.

  • “Bad Baptist Comeuppance”

    I’m a RoadHouse Cultist Bonehead” Joe6Pack is my name….serial hatemongering is my game…..”Shuga” has hammered me so much….I’ve adopted all his mannerisms….living daily & miserably with my “Shuga” addiction.

  • “Shuga”

    There is nothing worse than a “Tejano spurned” ….the “frog” thing is a ruse…..its the right hand that’s green with envy.

  • “Shuga”

    Then there is the infamous…..”hunter/poacheing” of Wyoming’s protected grey wolves for profit and in the name of “reasonable sport culling.” ;~D

  • expectingtofly

    Fyck Disqus for getting rid of the downvote. Time for an innovative new company with some guts to replace it.

  • greatguy999

    The good news is, Disqus does not hold patent on forum feedback. Better and less feminized companies can develop competing products, and run them out of business. For good.

  • “Ricky’s Trophied CyberScalp”

    Ann Coulter takes on Sheldon Adelson and has some advice for the phony American false patriot…..Get out of America before we kick you out…. ;~D

  • “Shugy’s Failed CyberScalp”

    Shugy takes on the Road House and get’s exposed as his real self…. ;~D

  • Rostale

    I am also troubled by the loss of the ability to see down votes, but not because it implies a “feminization” so much as reduced transparency. Considering the increasing prevalence of using forums for astroturfing, removing our ability to see how many downvotes a comment has increases the probability of comment rankings being manipulated undetected.

  • chirisdex

    I believe the fact as well. However I don’t believe that feminization is the right phrase. There is nothing naturally elegant behind these initiatives to refuse disageements and eventually discussion. It is just another example of governmental correctness trying to reprise community in it’s hypocritical picture.

    La Solution Aux Régimes

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  • JustAFella

    Amen to that. I have contacted Disqus. Posted message on their own board about this. They couldn’t care less. Like all PC people – ‘NICE’ trumps ‘TRUTH’. Which to me – ironically enough – isn’t NICE. So shame on them. If only I had the $$. I would love to cause them some problems. Embarrass them in some way.

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    Warner, I agree 100%. Excellent op-ed. And, I too am furious that Disqus made this terrible change. I simply HATE the comments section now.

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  • Leah Adirondacks

    The term “feminizing” makes the opposite of your point. Women have withstood eons of downvotes to their public lives and voices. Children, of course, are weak. As such, “infantilizing” would support your point.

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    And you know what’s also “feminizing America?” Beta males like yourself pretending to be alpha with your incessant bitching and whining. Thanks, for the 2 minutes of my life I will never get back. Continue crying.

  • JACK WILLIAMS

    i agree

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  • Cambridge101

    The change was actually a political one. The comments supporting Marxism, homosexuality, abortion, economic tyranny, and militant atheism were getting far, far too many Down Arrows. I am not simply gainsaying this – I observed it in countless debate threads. Someone at Disqus could not cope with that reality.

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