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Mar 05 2013

Bloggeing Etiquette

Using footnotes in a long blogge post and thereby forcing the reader to scroll all the way up and down the motherfucken page is an asshole move. Don’t do itte.

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  1. 1
    nichrome

    Ian, I think Comradde PhysioProffe
    is looking in your direction. ;)

  2. 2
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    How about paragraph footnotes? So not at the bottom of the page, but at the bottom of the paragraph?

  3. 3
    Suido

    Easy for you to say, oh terse and pithy one.

  4. 4
    rejiquar

    Hey, some of us think footnotes are cool. I would be sorry if Ian and Ampersand stopped using them.

    Seems to me the problem is not the footnote, it’s the aggravating scrolling up and down. In a properly designed interface, clicking on the superscript jumps you to the footnote, and clicking on some part of the footnote (the superscript, an arrow at the end, etc) highlighted as a link (which again should be obvious in a properly designed site) jumps you back. (Alas and my own site work this way.)

    No scrolling needed.

    Or, if you’re too lazy to do even that, as I frequently am, I just wait till I get to the bottom to read them.

    But i think the hate should be on the bad design, not on footnotes per se.

    On the other hand, despite autofilling my name, handle etc, this site accused me of being an imposter, and had me go through a bunch of hoops to post this comment…not exactly a bastion of user-friendliness, here.

  5. 5
    Crommunist

    I guess the answer is to make your footnotes into their own posts :P

  6. 6
    Trebuchet

    What does blogging etiquette say about writing a supposed blog with as little content as this one?

  7. 7
    sailor1031

    Say what? Now a blog has to have “content”? Sez who?

  8. 8
    throwaway

    Trebuchet, if that is your real name, I imagine blogging etiquette dictates we all piss on your leg and tell you it’s raining… No? Maybe I’m mixing metaphors again. Seriously, physioproffe has handled this claime before. It all boils down to “who the fuck are you? not the blogger? shut the fucke up then.” Though I will say CP handles it with a tad more panache.

  9. 9
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Hi stupid throwaway douchebagge!

    Guess what? Criticism, joking or not, incorrect or not, is not telling someone what to do.

    CP has far more panache and apparently a lot more cognitive ability than you do. Bucket of piss – you’re soaking in it.

  10. 10
    antonymous

    Blogging Etiquette is a style of combat.

    it exposes the weaknesses of it’s attackers.

  11. 11
    eucliwood

    Erm, okay. But why are you typing like this?

  12. 12
    Kilian Hekhuis

    Isn’t there blogging etiquette for using correct spelling?

  13. 13
    throwaway

    Hi stupid throwaway douchebagge!

    Guess what? Criticism, joking or not, incorrect or not, is not telling someone what to do.

    CP has far more panache and apparently a lot more cognitive ability than you do. Bucket of piss – you’re soaking in it.

    Check your fire! Trebuchet was getting pissey about the lack of content, and I merely reiterated what I’ve seen CP iterate at least once before (paraphrasically.)

  14. 14
    trazan

    On a blog, you can let commenters generate content. This is a food and sports blog. So, how about that famous sports person that went to North Korea?

  15. 15
    Reptile Dysfunction

    Disgrace to the bloggeing community.

  16. 16
    trazan

    If you are not on a laptop, you could rotate the monitor 90 degrees and rotate the image the other way in order to interact with your computer in portrait mode. Were you successful in trimming the fat out of the firefox tabs from a few posts back? Maybe you could try opera and arrange the tab bar vertically to see larger portions of blog posts?

  17. 17
    antonymous

    my style of commenting edikit relies on an axiomatic use of martial arts concepts.

    my example of drunken monkey style of discourse exposed your weakness to cherry picking a spelling error.

    also, I have a 10 pound book on etiquette and the only thing I know about that subject is that it was developed so that the elitists such as royalty and the rich could create a code of conduct to determine who is and isn’t part of their social world.

    5 forks!

    “oh she used the wrong one…”

  18. 18
    Oakley Outlet

    I have a lot in common with my sister.She had a bad cold.I am busy.It really depends on who is in chargeShe had a bad cold.I had to sit up all night writing the report.I had to sit up all night writing the report.The road divides here.I was alone,but not lonely.I don’t care where we go as long as we don’t have to stand in line.

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