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First comment Fri, Sep 28, 2007
There's this thing that happens on websites geared toward article discussion and comment:  For every single article that's published, some jerk announces that he (I'd say he/she but that's probably unrealistic) is the first commenter. 

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All websites have the ability to filter and delete comments.  My question is this:  Why do we, as a civilized human race, allow these idiots to clog up the internet with their worthless comments?  You might think I'm overreacting.  If so, you don't read enough geek websites.  This is a major problem, and I can't even fathom why website owners allow it to continue.  I personally think the offenders should be publicly mocked and beaten, preferably with a tube sock full of quarters or some sort of archaic torture device.  I think the general human populace is smarter than this.  We shouldn't need to be the first to comment on something, and that comment surely shouldn't be something as stupid as "First!" #technology

Site search Fri, Sep 28, 2007
I don't understand why websites have site searches like this: 

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If I go to a specific website, why would I want to search "the web"?  That's what Google is for! 

I remember reading the same complaint about CNN's site search, but they've apparently grown a brain and fixed it. #technology