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  1. The Weird Lure of the Internet Self-Loathing SpiralWhy would you want to know the mean things someone’s said about you online?
  2. Save the Comments Section: Cage the TrollsThere’s no need to go nuclear on comment trolls when they’re so easy to render invisible.
  3. sad things
    Cate Blanchett Addresses Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Accusations The evening after Dylan Farrow’s New York Times piece was published.
  4. Housekeeping
    Nymag.com’s (and Grub Street’s) New Commenting Platform Is Here!Check out a rundown of all the new features.
  5. FYI
    A Quick Note on CommentsWe’re rolling out a new system next week.
  6. merry christmas
    ‘You Look … Fine,’ and Other Honest Holiday GreetingsChristmas greeting cards, according to invasive remarks from relatives.
  7. Splitsider Announcement: We’ve Turned Off Our Comments SectionAs of this week, Splitsider has its comments section turned off by default. We still have the ability to turn the comments on for select posts […]
  8. fanboys
    Rotten Tomatoes Kills Dark Knight Rises Comments“The job of policing the comments became more than my staff could handle for that film.”
  9. housekeeping
    About the SpamWe’re working on it.
  10. stay calm
    We’re Experiencing Some Technical Difficulties [Updated]Please bear with us.
  11. Comments Are Broken And We Are Working On ItPSA: comments appear to be busted at the moment. We are working on it! Don’t worry, you’ll be able to yell at me about how wrong I am about […]
  12. intel
    Wisenheimers, Scary People, and Debate-Team Captains: A Taxonomy of Commenting CommunitiesAn anthropological survey of thirteen strange online cultures.
  13. Other Sites
    Is Yelp Manipulating Its User Reviews?Is a sinister plot afoot at the citizen-review site, or is it just business as usual?
  14. white rap
    It’s Raining White Rappers!Your nominations are in.
  15. we get letters
    Q-Tip RespondsIn the November 17 issue of the magazine, we caught up with Q-Tip on the eve of the rapper’s latest comeback bid. Now, in our comments section, he reacts.
  16. company town
    McCain Campaign Rewarding Commenting SpammersPlus, the latest on Wall Street, Gold Street, and your street, in our daily industry roundup.
  17. intel
    Tommii Cosgrove Proves Commenters Will One Day Rule the WorldWe recount our own battle against commenter Tommii Cosgrove, who brought down Credit Suisse financier Steve Rattner.
  18. company town
    Does the Ability to Comment Anonymously on Blogs Turn Us Into Monsters?Or are we monsters to begin with? Comment on that and the other media, finance, real-estate, and law news in our daily roundup.
  19. intel
    Scott Rose in Full BloomIn which we reveal the most prolific nymag.com commenter ever.
  20. intel
    Thanks to Comments, Le Call and Caleb McDonald Are More Than Pretty FacesThere was a time when a dork from the boondocks could come to New York City and reinvent himself as a whole new person. Andy Warhol did it, and Madonna, and really just about everyone fabulous who made this place worth the rent and rodent issues in the first place. But now there’s the Internet, and well, that’s the end of that! These days, you can’t show off your carefully cultivated soigné personality and Oliver Twist–with–a–touch–of–Hermès look anywhere without someone from high school popping up cramp your style. Which is what happened to Look Book subject Caleb McDonald this week. McDonald claimed to be from the Middle East, but one commenter begged to differ:
  21. intel
    Daily Intel: Now With Comments, It’s Your Responsibility, TooSo, readers. We know you have lots of things to say about Gossip Girl. Who doesn’t? But lately we’ve been wondering what you think about other things we write about. Like, you know, Rudy Giuliani, sports, or people who are bonkers. We know you have opinions and jokes, and we’re betting they’re usually better than ours. Which is why we’ve added comments to Daily Intel. From now on, you can comment on any and every post we write, from the lame to the genius. Registration is quick and easy, so don’t hesitate. The comments show up on the main Daily Intel page, which you should have bookmarked anyway, you jerks. We really need the backup. Seriously, we’re even ripping off the LOLCats. Throw us a bone!
  22. in other news
    David Carr Loves You, Joel Stein Does Not Do you agree with David Carr’s Golden Globe predictions? Believe he’s right that Scorsese will win for best director? Well, let the man know what you think already. He’s just twiddling his thumbs waiting for your feedback. Or so it seems from today’s media column on Carr’s obsession with the comments on his Carpetbagger blog. “Now I have become a day trader, jacked in to my computer and trading by the second in my most precious commodity: me,” he writes. “How do they like me now? What about … now? Hmmmm … Now?” We’re moved by Carr’s extreme concern, perhaps even more so because we’ve just been jilted by a certain West Coast writer. In a (now-much-blogged-about) January 2 column in the Los Angeles Times, Joel Stein asked readers to do him a favor and not e-mail him: “I get that you have opinions you want to share. That’s great. You’re the Person of the Year. I just don’t have any interest in them … A lot of e-mail screeds argue that, in return for the privilege of broadcasting my opinion, I have the responsibility to listen to you. I don’t. No more than you have a responsibility to read me. I’m not an elected servant.” Compare this to Carr’s description of his rapport with a frequent commenter who went traveling: “I sort of missed him. I dropped him a note and then called him in Israel about being off the grid (in particular, my grid).” Why the sharp contrast in attitude? Could our journalists’ keen interest in readers’ opinions be another Reason to Love New York? Do you think so? We want to know! — Lori Fradkin 24-Hour Newspaper People [NYT] Have Something to Say? I Don’t Care [LAT]