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DarkLinkXXXX  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Echochamber.js, all of the commenting, none of the comments

Anyone else think this is pretty dishonest?

That, and will it not be obvious what's happening when someone uses another computer, clears their cache, or see a blog with tens of thousands of views without any comments on it?

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ahw  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This comes across as a mostly tongue-in-cheek app. I don't expect it would have any practical application or is likely to genuinely fool anyone; it's more a joke about getting internet users to host their own trenchant comments that don't contribute to discussion. I wouldn't take it too seriously.

Wintermute  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In addition to the fact that this is obviously a joke, dishonest to whom? It's not like commenting on the internet guarantees you an audience anyway.

user-inactivated  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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tzvy  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't get it either. If you want comments, add in a commenting system, and if not, don't have one. Lots of blogs are just fine without comments, so I don't see how this improves on that with regards to trolls and spammers, except that this infuriates and chases away users who want real discussion.

firethief  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

> except that this infuriates and chases away users who want real discussion.

I think the joke is that it would do so less than most actual comment sections...