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Category Archive: Bloggery

Oct 13 2013

Who the hell is @Becky_Garrison?

And how can a journalist have so little regard for the truth? Stephanie Zvan documents her bizarre behavior — apparently she was deeply offended by the fact that someone briefly put her on the block_bot a few months ago, and now she’s fully bought into this myth that FreethoughtBlogs is out to get her by …

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Oct 12 2013

Uh-oh, SciAm

A few new twists on that story about DNLee and the sexist snub from biology online. I was wondering why it wasn’t posted on DNLee’s own blog, The Urban Scientist, but that I was seeing it echoed all over the place. Turns out it was; but Scientific American removed it. Mariette DiChristina ‏@mdichristinaRe blog inquiry: …

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Oct 12 2013

Interesting recruiting technique

The editor of biology online went off looking for new bloggers to join his group. I’ve been there, on both sides now — the usual approach is to tell the blogger you’re interested in their work, think they’d be a valuable addition to the roster, and here’s what we offer you: there’s usually some share …

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Oct 05 2013

Sometimes, people suck

As Ophelia has discovered, there is a facebook page titled Should Miri Mogilevsky be murdered? It claims This page does not advocate any violence, or the breaking of any laws. It is, rather, an exercise in Free Speech. It also asks, Is Miri Mogilevsky, who blogs at Brute Reason at Freethought blogs! a loyal American …

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Sep 05 2013

Around FtB

There’s stuff to read around here! Stephanie has a very dirty wall. Aron Ra has been hanging out in Boston. Ashley passed her comps! The Atheist Experience is getting all namby-pamby. The Black Skeptics point out a great injustice: WHY IS MARISSA ALEXANDER IN JAIL? Jen wants you to stop calling her. Digital Cuttlefish finds …

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Sep 01 2013

New commenting rules

What are they? The ongoing meltdown in Thunderdome and the departure of Chris tell me we’ve got something that needs to be fixed. I don’t quite know how to fix everything, so let’s crowdsource it — you people leave comments here telling me what rules you think might work to get the knifey-bitey-smashy atmosphere to …

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Sep 01 2013

Farewell, Chris!

As many of you know, Chris Clarke has decided to leave Pharyngula. This is mostly an amicable decision on his part, although he’ll also tell you that the sharks’ teeth and knives and snarling comments section here was taking a toll on his soul, which is more of a bunny rabbits and adorable puppy dogs …

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Aug 31 2013

We’re all bad together here…and proud of it

Zinnia Jones is rightly resentful when a blogger who goes by the name “the atheist asshole” calls her “one of the good ones”. They’re missing the truth: while she’s all straightforward and civil and all that, she’s also one of our top bad-asses on Freethoughtblogs. For that matter, we’ve got a fairly thorough review procedure …

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Aug 28 2013

Those dang comments

Scalzi is discussing comment management. There are…ideas…floating around there; some suck, some are interesting. Here are My Opinions™ on comments. Comments are absolutely essential and are not going away. What do you think I read the site for? Besides, we’ve long had an interesting community here. I’m not going to require real names. Consistent pseudonyms …

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Aug 18 2013

Oh, yeah? Are you going to provide evidence for that?

I must call attention to this article on Salon. How Google flushes knowledge down the toilet Search engine optimization is filling the Internet with misinformation about human bathroom habits and more In the sidebar: 5 pointless pop posts from the Huffington Post. 10 listicles from Buzzfeed. 8 more random links from aggregators Upworthy and GigaOm. …

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