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Oh Look, I've Done 40,000 Techdirt Blog Posts

from the i'd-like-to-thank... dept

It would appear that this post will be my 40,000th blog post on Techdirt. 40,000. And that's just by me. If I include all the other bloggers, there are a bunch more posts. That's a lot of blogging. Along those lines, the Guinness Book of World Records apparently still has 17,212 blog posts by a single person listed as the most prolific. Perhaps it's taking them time to have someone count up all my blog posts. Anyway, it just seemed like a neat milestone that I figured I'd note, along with a huge thank you to folks here in the community who keep coming back and making it worthwhile to write, share and discuss. Here's to the next 40,000...


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    Hephaestus (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 12:54pm

    "Here's to the next 40,000..."

    40,000 more posts, not gonna happen. Take SOPA, PIPA, then toss in how badly big content dislikes this blog and you are a gonner for sure. ;)

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 12:54pm

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    Congrats!!!

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:13pm

    Thank you!

    ...and, you're welcome.

     

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    crade (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:16pm

    Yay!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:19pm

    39,800 of them appear to be about SOPA.

     

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    Gwiz (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:21pm

    WTG Mike! Congrats.

     

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    Mr. LemurBoy (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:25pm

    Wow, that's some prolific writing. Congratulations!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:25pm

    CHEATER!!!!!

    this isn't a real post. I contains no substance. I will congratulate you on your next REAL post.

     

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    JaDe, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:26pm

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    I was just going to ask how someone could troll this post. Thank you for your preemptive answer kind troll.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:27pm

    Re:

    39,800 of them appear to be about SOPA.


    There's that Hollywood Accounting again.

    No wonder you guys think you're losing billions of dollars - you can't count!

     

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    MrWilson, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:31pm

    Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    This is not a real comment. I agree, you contains no substance I will make fun of you on your next real comment.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:33pm

    Re: Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    Yeah i should have addressed it to mike.

     

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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:33pm

    Huh

    I've apparently read 40,000 blog posts.

    I need a hobby.

     

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    Clouser, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:35pm

    MBA

    And it all started with an email during the MBA...

     

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    fogbugzd (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:35pm

    I just wanted to say thanks to Mike, the other contributing bloggers, and commenters. Heck, I would even like to thank the trolls who have, perhaps unintentionally, occasionally contributed thoughtful comments and valid counterpoints; they keep us honest and our logic tight.

    This blog has been an important counterpoint to a lot of the industry misinformation out there as well as an outspoken advocate and rallying point for defense of first amendment freedoms.

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:38pm

    Re: Huh

    S0... you don't read as a hobby?

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:41pm

    Too bad quantity isn't a substitute for quality. I suppose it's easy to spout off thousands of posts when you're not encumbered by silly things like journalistic integrity. God forbid any kind of ethics slow you down.

     

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    Chris ODonnell (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:42pm

    Congrats Mike!

    I was reading here back when a post would get only a handful of comments, or sometimes none at all. You know, the olden days of 2001.

     

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    Difster, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:43pm

    Free Doesn't Work

    You need to start charging a premium subscription fee for your posts. Obviously you would be WAY more successful if we had to pay you in order to read what you write.

    But noooooooo you want to give it all away for free and hurt the people that are trying to charge for their content. Everybody knows that all of top quality content is by paid subscription only, look at the NY Times paywall as a prime example.

    Mike, why do you hate the quality content producers?

     

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    fogbugzd (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:44pm

    Re:

    >>Too bad quantity isn't a substitute for quality. I suppose it's easy to spout off thousands of posts when you're not encumbered by silly things like journalistic integrity. God forbid any kind of ethics slow you down.

    At least on this point, Average_Joe, I will concede that you are an authority on the topic of your comment.

     

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    Ben (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:45pm

    Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    No substance??? He references the Guinness Book of World Records! You can't get more substantive than that!

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:46pm

    Re:

    Dude...really?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:48pm

    Re:

    If you think the site is bad why do you use it?!?!

     

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    The eejit (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:51pm

    Re: Re: Huh

    Reading is for people who don't know how to WoW.

     

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    Pjerky (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:52pm

    What does that say about you?

    So does this say you talk too much? Or maybe you have a lot to talk about. Personally I like to read your posts. Congrats on the milestone. Maybe you should throw a party when you hit 50k.

    By the way have you contacted the Guiness Book people about this?

     

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    OhThisBloodyPC, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:53pm

    Have i missed anything?

    I've only just discovered him.

    did I miss anything?

     

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    A Dan (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 1:59pm

    Re: Re:

    Oh come on, I actually laughed out loud at that one.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:00pm

    Re:

    Way to perpetuate the lawyer stereotype AJ...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:00pm

    Re: Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    It is a post for the sake of having 40k posts. That is like having posts saying you are awesome and then point to them and saying proof that i am awesome!!!

     

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    A Guy (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:08pm

    Re:

    What do you guys think? Shill or troll?

     

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    Hans, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:18pm

    Love You

    Many, many thanks (40,000 of them) to you M&M, for all of your hard labors!

     

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    Kevin H (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:20pm

    Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    Its states that he has made 40k posts, and that Guiness should be calling. That is substance.

     

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    Hans, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:20pm

    Re: Re:

    Guy, can we pick both! Did you notice his rather sad and pathetic subject line?

     

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    Nigel Lew (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:21pm

    Well done and congrats Mike.

    N.

     

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    Kevin H (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:21pm

    Re: Huh

    what you need is to get a tablet or other more mobile device that will allow you to read Techdirt from a park or cafe. Then its like multi-tasking.

     

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    A Guy (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:21pm

    Techdirt's Bridge for Wayward Trolls

    Congrats Mike. I hope you get another 40k posts, or at least the $100 million.

    Just think, if the techdirt didn't put up this homey little online bridge, all these trolls may be homeless right now.

     

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    harbingerofdoom (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:25pm

    Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    this isn't a real post. I contains no substance. I will congratulate you on your next REAL post.

    you are 100% correct... you contains no substance.

    :p

     

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    Rikuo (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:27pm

    Re:

    N? As in the white haired prodigy who wanted to succeed L as the world's greatest detective? (Death Note reference for those who don't get it). Pleased to meet'cha!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:34pm

    Given your pace of late, I think you might hit 50,000 before the end of the year.

     

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    darryl, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:43pm

    Quality Vs Quantity

    Great you got quanitity down perfect, it's taken awile !!!! good work..

    Now you might be able to focus on QUALITY !

    I would rather an ounce of gold than a ton of dirt.

    and they say practice makes perfect !!!!! what happened ?

    But well done 40k is a good score...

     

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    BeeAitch (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:44pm

    Congrats!

    ..and thank you.

     

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    BeeAitch (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:47pm

    Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    Darryl comments on the qualit...

    Holy Shit! A pig just flew by my window!

     

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    Greg G, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 2:57pm

    Re: Re: Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    All I can say to that is... awesome ends with... ME!

     

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    Zangetsu (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:03pm

    Guiness

     

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    darryl, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:03pm

    Worth it ?

    15 minutes each
    40,000 posts
    10,000 hours
    2000 hours in a working year

    5 years full time work

    $44,000 income over 5 years,,, total cost $220,000 dollars.

    Priceless !!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:06pm

    Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    Darryl, out of curiosity do you suffer from a learning impairment? I'm not trolling, it's just all of your comments are so random with bizarre punctuation and irregular capitalisation it makes me wonder.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:14pm

    Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    sorry, i dont understand your question ? can you dumb it down a bit for me?

     

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    Anonymous Howard, Cowering, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:15pm

    Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity AC#46

    Actually, darryl usually gets most of the mechanics right. It's out_of_the_blue who has only an occasional acquaintance with spelling, punctuation and capitalization.

    On facts and accuracy, however, darryl is often blissfully adrift in his own world.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:18pm

    Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    Thing is, I am not running a blog, and not the one blowing wind up his own ass about how good he is that he can copy/paste 40k times !!

    after 40,000 posts what have he actually achieved ?

     

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    Pjerky (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:31pm

    Re: Re:

    Techdirt should really add a button for this, marking a poster as a shill or troll. Maybe even do a weekly thing on it. That would rock.

     

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    Atkray (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:38pm

    Re: ounce of gold vs ton of dirt

    If you ever owned a home you would appreciate the value of a ton of top quality weed free top soil.

     

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    Atkray (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:39pm

    So new shirts?

    I read 40,000 posts on TechDirt and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:45pm

    Re: Re:

    True, given none of that slows Average Joe one little bit.

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:46pm

    Way to go, Mike!

    Do your fingers want early retirement? :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:55pm

    Re:

    Too bad quantity isn't a substitute for quality. I suppose it's easy to spout off thousands of posts when you're not encumbered by silly things like journalistic integrity. God forbid any kind of ethics slow you down.

    Amen to that.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 3:56pm

    Re:

    Too bad quantity isn't a substitute for quality. I suppose it's easy to spout off thousands of posts when you're not encumbered by silly things like journalistic integrity. God forbid any kind of ethics slow you down.

    Amen to that.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 4:07pm

    Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    Thing is, I am not running a blog, and not the one blowing wind up his own ass about how good he is that he can copy/paste 40k times !!

    after 40,000 posts what have he actually achieved ?


    Heh.

    Either you agree Techdirt has some value, and thus you have achieved far less since, as you say, you are not running a blog - or you feel Techdirt is completely worthless, at which point you have actually managed to achieve negative anything by spending all your time commenting here.

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 4:08pm

    Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    sorry, i dont understand your question ? can you dumb it down a bit for me?

    u crazy or just stupid?

     

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    CrushU, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 4:10pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    And the post explains why they're a troll/shill and the logic failings they have, or some such.

    That could actually be pretty cool.
    I vote Dark Helmet gets the job of writing the weekly post. :D

     

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    WiseOdd (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 4:34pm

    Re: Free Doesn't Work

    Heh, you are just too easy a target :)
    Get a good look of how things are here in the real world...

    Now bugger off!

     

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    WiseOdd (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 4:35pm

    Re: Re: Free Doesn't Work

    Apply Troll disinfectant.

    Troll Awayyy :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 5:09pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    Yes, I agree TD has some value, and yes I have achieved much less of that particular thing.. but I have made no claims that I have, or that I would even want too do that.

    What is your point ?

     

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    lavi d (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 5:16pm

    Cheers

    Way to go Mike!

    Here's to the next 40k!

     

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    Marcus Carab (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 6:15pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    Yes, I agree TD has some value, and yes I have achieved much less of that particular thing.. but I have made no claims that I have, or that I would even want too do that.

    What is your point ?


    My point was pretty much exactly what you just said. So with that in mind, what's your point darryl? What's the point of all your insane, stream-of-"consciousness" ranting in the comments here?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 6:49pm

    I guess when no one acknowledges you, you somehow feel obliged to go fishing for it. Kind of pitiful Masnick. What's the matter, didn't your mother pay enough attention to you as a child?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 6:56pm

    I guess when no one acknowledges you, you somehow feel obliged to go fishing for it. Kind of pitiful Masnick. What's the matter, didn't your mother pay enough attention to you as a child?

     

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    DC, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:22pm

    Re: Re:

    Seriously? the team jumps in here?

     

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    DC, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:25pm

    Re: Re: Free Doesn't Work

    wow .. I'm speechless. 2 posts here ever? and you are trashing the poster? Pathetic.

     

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    kyle clements (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:29pm

    I wish I had something insightful or heartfelt to add here, but I can't think of anything at the moment. Congratulations on your milestone.

    I've struggled to get to 100 posts on my own blog, I don't know HOW anyone could possibly get to 40,000.

    Any ideas for marking this milestone? Perhaps printing up a "best of techdirt" anthology - the top 10,000 posts?

     

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    DC, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:31pm

    Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    Yeah,well ... You are so smart that you have got your own ounce of dirt. Mined by yourself. Ignorant much?

     

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    mrtraver (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:35pm

    Re:

    I'm not sure whether to click on "insightful" or "funny."

     

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    DC, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:36pm

    Re:

    Wow ... you had to post that insult twice? can you tell us who do you work for? or exactly how pathetic you are?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:38pm

    Re:

    So now that you've descended into petty sniping, I assume you won't be throwing tantrums when people insult you again?

    Nah, too good to be true.

     

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    DC, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:51pm

    Re: Worth it ?

    This is interesting. You know Mike works aside from the blog, but yet you don't want to attribute any income from anything else.

    He would seem to get income from elsewhere ... What's our angle?

     

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    DC, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 7:55pm

    Re: Re: Worth it ?

    typo - your angle - though I know you will try to make this some mike conspiracy thing.

     

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    B Pickel (profile), Dec 13th, 2011 @ 9:18pm

    Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    i guess you can't see the forest for the trees but...

    as a minimum he achieved a trollop of trolls that follow his every post (and they are even nice enough to comment on his 40k)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 10:40pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    I guess my point is pretty much exactly what you said, i said.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 10:41pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity

    bit of column A and a bit of column B

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 10:49pm

    Re: Re: Re: Worth it ?

    What is my angle ??

    What angle ??? do I have to have an angle ? (ie bias?).

    It is a simple analysis...make of it whatever you like..

    You are even welcome to build it into some huge conspiracy !!!

    Like im actually from your Tax office, and am calculating Masnicks Tax bill !!.

    Maybe I am a double agent, working for the RIAA and homeland security !!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 13th, 2011 @ 10:51pm

    Re: Re: Re: Worth it ?

    what's your point ??? did I claim he did or did not make that money or any money from 'other sources'??

    do I care ????

     

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    Prisoner 201, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 12:26am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Of course with further reading links to the logical fallacies used. I suggest a tag team of Dark Helmet and the Logician.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 1:08am

    Re: Re:

    That did not sound like a troll.

    That sounded more like someone joking about the annoying number of SOPA-related posts (around half of the posts every day lately, it seems).

    I hope SOPA, PIPA, and similar laws get rejected soon, so we can have a better variety of posts around here.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 1:11am

    Re:

    > Too bad quantity isn't a substitute for quality.

    Quantity has a quality all its own.

     

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    PaulT (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 1:46am

    Re: Worth it ?

    "$44,000 income over 5 years"

    Can't believe I'm asking this of darryl, but...

    (Citation needed)

     

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    Nom, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 3:05am

    Huzzah for the 40k post of Up To Date. You've come a long way.

     

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    John Doe, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 4:36am

    Re: Re: Re:

    I for one am thankful for the attention it gets here. SOPA is the single biggest threat to the internet we have ever seen. It is that important of an issue.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 5:00am

    Re: Worth it ?

    $44,000 income over 5 years,,, total cost $220,000 dollars.


    Huh?!?

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 6:28am

    Re: Re:

    I was going for sarcastic, pre-trolling, and funny ... so funny works

     

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    ltlw0lf (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 6:53am

    Re: Re: Re: Free Doesn't Work

    Troll Awayyy :)

    I thought this was going to become one of those annoying "HeadOn" commercials. Heh...

    TrollOn! Apply directly to your posts... TrollOn! Apply directly to your posts.

     

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    Andrew (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 7:18am

    Re: Re: Worth it ?

    I was baffled myself.

    On another note congrats Mike. I been here for the last few years (not when you started). Ironically I found this blog through the google homepage when they first started doing that. I been an avid reader since.

    Congrats again.

     

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    Stephen Pate, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 7:24am

    TechDirt posts 40,000th blog denounces SOPA

    TechDirt is one of a kind Ė editor Mike Masnick works tirelessly writing stories every day to promote freedom of speech and freedom on the internet.

    Mike has written articles denouncing censorship, state control around the world including the US Congress attempt through SOPA to shut down the internet as we know it.

    You donít have to agree with Mike, although itís usually better to say nothing back!

    Mike believes fervently in Web 2.0 and he backs it up with facts.

    Mike believes musicians should get paid by giving people a reason to buy, while supporting free downloads.

    Mike believes the record labels and studio executives with their $30 million salaries are selling the public a bill of goods they are losing billions to downloading.

    Mike exposed copyright trolls like Righthaven, who have been shaking down consumers with phony copyright law suits.

    If SOPA passes, the internet will change forever. Websites can be taken down by frivolous copyright holders, despite protections under the law.

    Mike wrote his 40,000th post yesterday. Keep it up Mike. We need those stories.

     

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    quickbrownfox, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 7:46am

    Congrats, Mike! Have a cold Guinness to celebrate!

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 8:26am

    Re: Re:

    This site has entertainment value, and the "articles" are usually about subjects I'm interested in. It's Mike's complete lack of journalistic integrity that irritates me. It's one thing to be opinionated. That's fine. I'm opinionated too. But it's another thing to purposefully misrepresent things, or to present only part of the story while leaving out the parts that are contra to your position, etc.

    Mike should decide whether he wants to be taken seriously or whether he wants to be the schoolyard gossip. If he wants to be taken seriously, then he needs to do the basic sorts of things that journalists do. Instead, he's all too happy to admit that he doesn't research, fact-check, present both sides, etc. He can't have it both ways.

    Just like the pirates, Mike wants to have something that he hasn't earned.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 8:29am

    Re: Re:

    It's got nothing to do with lawyers or stereotypes. Care to comment on the substance of my post?

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 8:30am

    Re: Re:

    Meh. 40K posts should be an embarrassment since no one could possibly do proper research on that many topics.

     

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    PaulT (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 8:35am

    Re: Re: Re:

    "It's Mike's complete lack of journalistic integrity that irritates me."

    Dare I, in that case, suggest once again that you go to an outlet that claims to be a source of journalism and not someone's opinion blog if that's what annoys you? There's not a single story written about here that can't be found elsewhere.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 8:51am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Just because he expresses his opinion doesn't mean that he shouldn't follow the basic rules of journalism. It's not an either-or thing.

     

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    PaulT (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:03am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    So, you're saying that everyone who writes a blog should follow rules of journalism?

    You'd be somewhat surprised at the number of writers who are far, far worse than Mike on this subject...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:08am

    Re: Re: Re:

    But it's another thing to purposefully misrepresent things, or to present only part of the story while leaving out the parts that are contra to your position, etc.

    None of which you've ever offered any substantive proof of, but why should you be honest now?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:16am

    Re: Re: Re: Quality Vs Quantity AC#46

    On mechanics, darryl has had to practice a LOT for it. You should see some of his early trolls.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:24am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    If you can't see it, I'm not sure I can help you. Just last night, Mike posts this silly "story": http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111212/03254117040/tweeting-juror-leads-to-retrial-guy-convicted- murder.shtml

    Mike's so sure that the court's reasoning is wrong--how can this guy's tweets cause a mistrial?--but, of course, Mike didn't actually take a few minutes to find out what the court's actual reasoning was. What kind of an idiot writes a post about how the court's reasoning is wrong without actually looking at what the court's actual reasoning was in the first place?

    That sort of idiocy is unfortunately the norm on Techdirt. It's one thing to think the court's reasoning is wrong. It's another to declare it wrong when you don't even know what it is. It took me 10 seconds to find the .pdf of the opinion, and five minutes to skim it to see what the court was saying. If I were going to write a story about how the court got this one wrong, I would have invested those five minutes.

    Just because Mike is offering his opinion on things, that doesn't relieve him of the ethical duty to do a bit of research first. Around here it's shoot first and ask questions later, if ever.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:27am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I'm saying that if he wants people to take his words seriously, then he needs to put in the minimum amount of background work that would justify people taking his words seriously.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:31am

    Re: Worth it ?

    Actually, you'll need to redo your math since he's been posting since 3rd quarter of 1997.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/990317/0341214.shtml

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 9:36am

    Re:

    Working at it for 13 years and a few months doesn't hurt!

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 10:03am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I'm saying that if he wants people to take his words seriously, then he needs to put in the minimum amount of background work that would justify people taking his words seriously.

    I love that you assume no one takes me seriously.

    Did you "fact check" that? Because you're wrong.

    I also think it's funny that you assume I don't put in such work.

    Did you "fact check" that? Because you're wrong.

    AJ, just because we've proven you to be wrong time and time again, there's no reason to start making more silly assumptions. It really hurts your credibility.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 10:20am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    That's your response? Hilarious. Shall I link to the posts from a few weeks ago where I kept asking you if you researched your posts and you refused to answer? Instead, you kept asking me if I researched my comments. WTF? You ADMIT that you have no journalistic integrity, but then you think people should take your words seriously. You can't have it both ways, buddy.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 10:20am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    No comment on this post, Mike? No surprise there.

     

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    farooge (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 11:02am

    thanks Mike, I've seen (& enjoyed) probably 35k+ of them

     

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 11:20am

    L'Chaim!

     

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    S, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 11:23am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    You beg questions to the point of beggaring them; you also refuse answers if they're not to your liking.

    Nobody here takes you seriously except your sock puppets, and I expect you have to sneak up on them, too, in order to put them on.

     

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    S, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 11:26am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    A lot of things in Mike's posts hinge upon something you seem unfamiliar with: common knowledge.

    When discussing meteorology, one does not typically take time to explain that rain is composed of water, or that the earth's atmosphere is composed of "air"; likewise, Mike does not stoop to remedial digression in order to placate the specious demands of a career troll.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 11:50am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Not sure what to tell you. My point is that since he admittedly doesn't do the things that would warrant the public to take him seriously, it makes no sense for people to take him seriously. He chimes in to point out that people do in fact take him seriously. I don't doubt that. In fact, that's part of my point. Why should they take him seriously? That's the question and the point.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 11:52am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Sigh. If he's going to write an article about how a court got it wrong, shouldn't he actually know what the court said? Basic, fundamental stuff. If he's lazy with the obvious stuff, just imagine how lazy he is with the not-so-obvious stuff.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 11:55am

    Re: Re: Re:

    If there were substance I could comment...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 12:17pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    of course someone takes you seriously,, his name is Masnick.

    Legend in his own lunchtime.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 12:20pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    yes, depth has to suffer, how could it not !!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2011 @ 12:44pm

    Re: TechDirt posts 40,000th blog denounces SOPA

    did you swallow ???

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 1:15pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    No comment on this post, Mike? No surprise there.


    What's to comment on. I stand by the post. I think it's silly to go after someone for tweeting. That I didn't precisely quote the ruling... is really unrelated to the issue.

    Why did you (falsely) assume I hadn't read the ruling?

    Did you fact check that? No. Of course not. Hypocrite.

     

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    average_joe (profile), Dec 14th, 2011 @ 1:36pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Your lame attempts to get back at me are truly amusing. I deduced and inferred that you hadn't read it because you were all like "Why is that happening? I don't understand it? What's going on here?" If you had actually read the ruling, you would have understood where the court was coming from and you would have commented on the substance of the court's ruling. Funny how you aren't saying here and now whether you actually read it. This only bolsters my original conclusion that you had not. And what does my fact-checking have to do with anything? Nice try, but irrelevant. I don't run a blog. I don't put myself out there like you do.

    I'm talking about duty and integrity and ethics. I know you don't understand, Mike. I know.

     

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    doughless (profile), Dec 15th, 2011 @ 9:55am

    Re: Re: Re: CHEATER!!!!!

    It's over nine thousand!!!

     

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    doughless (profile), Dec 15th, 2011 @ 12:46pm

    Re: Re: Worth it ?

    I *think* what darryl was trying to say is that if you average 15 minutes per post, then that's 10,000 man hours of work; or, at 2000 hours of labor per year, comes out to 5 years of labor for all the posts.

    He then takes some random income of $44k (I can only assume he's claiming that's the median income for that type of work), multiplies by 5, and is claiming that Mike's blog cost $220k, because he gave all that content away for free.

    And then, for everyone riding darryl's wonderful logic train, we arrive straight to the obvious conclusion:

    Why do you hate content companies and love thieving raporists, Mike?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 18th, 2011 @ 3:40pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Pretty sure more of the 'public' takes Masnick seriously than do you.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 18th, 2011 @ 5:44pm

    Re: Re: Re: Worth it ?

    $44K per year is a bit above the 'mean' income for someone working in the US. (it's closer to 40k). But I considered that Masnick would be on a higher level of income than the mean.

    Ie, he was 'above the curve'...

    Did I make any comment about 'content companies' ??

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 19th, 2011 @ 12:08pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    you are correct !!!!!! I dont take him seriously at all !

     

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