Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Changes

There's going to be some changes around here.

Clearly, there is a problem with anonymous commenting. It's not many people, just a select few. These select few have issues. When I come back after a couple days and see 70 or so comments about anonymous people making fun of people who aren't anonymous...well that's just pathetic. It wasn't that bad last year, but it is definitely way out of hand this year. No more.

FROM NOW ON

In order to comment, you will need a profile. The profile doesn't divulge any personal information, and they are very easy to make. You still remain largely anonymous, but now at least your profile is responsible for what you say, instead of everyone being anonymous.

I encourage you to make a profile. There were a bunch last year, and I'm not sure where they went.

Team Rankings later today

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is brutal... beaking is what this whole blog is about. Really you are punishing everyone because of Andy and Julio. There are only 2 people who do not post anonymously and tons that do. Why is Clock Cleaner siding with the under dogs. If Andy and Julio are getting their feelings hurt than can post anonymously too. But I am sure even they will say this is a step in the wrong direction. DO NOT CENSOR THE BLOG!! I say in response to this incredibly frustrating move that everyone follows my lead and either boycotts the blog or posts as anonymous as I have done. Hopefully this will force the blogs dictator leader to reconsider. VIVE LA RESISTANCE!!

Julio said...

I highly doubt that Andy's feelings are getting hurt... as for mine, I am getting counselling to deal with all the harsh comments I have faced in the past hours... I don't care either way to be honest, but Clock Cleaner's decision does lead to more accountability and less pointless posts.

You can still hide your identity obviously? So I don't know why there would be an uproar.

Back to the important topics... such as soccer... when does the draw take place?

MAT14S said...
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MAT14S said...

Well i think that its a good idea that now clockcleaner is enforcing for those who are posting anonymously to post out with a name and think they're king of shit! ha.

But i do agree with Julio here and that we should get back on an important topics of the beautiful game and WCP Cup. When is the draw?

Clock Cleaner said...

First I'd like to address Anonymous up there...you say "beaking is what this blog is about." Well, that's just idiotic. This blog was supposed to be a place where everyone could talk about soccer and the WCP Cup. And all you have to do is register. Now you can actually respond to certain people. Maybe now we'll learn things about teams and have discussions. You want to know how many comments on the last post were about the WCP Cup? Out of 78 comments, probably 5. 6 maybe. That's brutal.

A funny point here is that when people come to blog they think: "Wow, this actually looks civilized and put together pretty good. This tournament must be a pretty classy one." Then they read the comments and realize everyone is dumb as shit.

Anyways. To the draw...I have no idea when it is.

Michael_Collins said...

To be honest clock cleaner enough is enough. This is a site for everyone to say whatever they want that is the whole point. Do I find what Alvaro and Andy say engaging, no, not by any means, but that is besides the point. Just let everyone go on here and beak as much as they want. Clock Cleaner you have for the past 2 years let everyone say whatever they want about me (not that i care) and all of a sudden you're a Saint. Bring back the blog we have all known and come to love and quit playing "GOD". Alvaro and Andy and I know we are not the best of friends but lets get this toether for the sanctitiy of the blog and this tournament. If someone wants to to say something fine.... they'lll find that anyone who is reasonably good at soccer will be fine. CLOCK CLEANER GO BACK TO ALLOWING ANONYMOUS POSTS NOW!!!

Michael_Collins said...

Don't underestimate ROI

Michael Collins

let's keep the blog rollin'

Clock Cleaner said...

Haha Mike, you didn't see half the shit I deleted about you. There was some major line-crossing.

If everyone wants me to go back, I will. If I see either more outrage, or more support, I'll do whatever everyone wants. This blog is about everyone else, not me. Make a profile for a day and bash the crap out of me. I like how you can actually respond to people this way. Like I could tell Mike to fuck himself, and we could have an argument over why he should, without tons of idiot anonymous getting in the way.

Right now we're tied at 2-2. Alvaro doesn't care.

Deadmoney said...

I think this better than random ppl makin comments, flavio and his brother, anyways the draw is March 7, at the italian club, time as not be decided, but knowin kevin it will probably be 8, or 9

Julio said...

I actually like this better, you can still be anonymous as I have no idea who Deadmoney is for example.... it just then allows you to be able to respond to that one person that is beaking you directly.... I don't care what is said about me, cause at the end of the day I find most of the stuff humourous... I would enjoy knowing who the people who call me a shit player are, cause then I can either watch and learn from them... which is highly unlikely because most of them are quite bad and hence post anonymously.....

Other than that I have no problem with either way.... but if I had to make a choice, I'd stay with how clock cleaner did it... as I can see a couple people just going away posting as anonymous backing themselves up

Al Ligator said...

Mike you want beaking?

ROI sucks shit.

WHAT UP.

MAT14S said...

Deadmoney like who would care what Flavio and his brother would do.. Like did they say something towards you that you feel hurt inside! Come on grow some balls(if you have any) and dont let a teen take over your life!! ha!

But i do give you some thanks for giving us the date for the draw. And i do have to agree with Julio here with everything he said from ppl posting comments anonymously and that whatever Clockcleaner is doing im with it!!

And Al ligator!! Where the hell youve been!! Back from the grave i suppose! haha

Al Ligator said...

They tried to keep me down, but I'm back baby!

Missed you guys. Where's Not_Anonymous? He hasn't arrived yet?

As for this new commenting thing...I don't know. Anonymous commenting is alright as long as people aren't idiots. This blog has been hilarious and awesome for 2 years and I'm scared the commenting will slow down. I can see why clock cleaner deleted all those comments and switched to registered commenting. But I think I'd keep it the way it was.

Curtis-Booker-T-Payne said...

What the hell! Why dont ya'll just shut the hell up! This shit isn't even funny! What the hell is wrong with you people. And yes i said you "PEOPLE". I don't care if you're black, white, brown, yellow, blue, red, all of ya'll are just sick in the head! Under on condition. What's the point of this blog if it's not Anonymous. Like i don't even know who MAT14S is!

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Curtis-Booker-T-Payne said...

Oh and I forgot. You all must be living in a Crack house or something because ya'll got nothing better to do. I say this blog should be over and shut down. Because what the hell is this used for now. Beaking random people. OOH that's really cool! I guess that makes me a man. This isn;t the lets beak at julio hour.

better than you said...

well, if we're going to beak people, we may as well start with womens soccer, because there are so many different approaches we could take. I'm surprised its taken this long for the womens tournament to be brought up, but someone had to do it. I feel they should combine the youth and womens teams, then there are way less teams, and we don't have to waste our time watching youth games and womens games, and can get on with the mens side of things, because thats all anyone cares about.