I can take the harangues directed at me. I can take the intentional and unintentional misreading of what I write. I can take the flaming.
Because as far as I am concerned, I give as good as I get.
What I can not take, however, is some of you refusing to embed your links in the comments. I am speaking to you, Richard Bottoms (as well as many others). I am calling you out. Use the damned link function and start embedding your links, or fear my wrath. Or something.
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I should probably point out why this infuriates me- because when you do not do it, and just insert a link that is super long, you break the layout of the page and screw up the margins. Then I have to go and edit it or delete your comment (which is what I am going to start doing, rather than fixing them as I have in the past).
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And stop posting entire stories in the comments (Slide- this one is aimed at you). It is especially irritating when you do that and don’t even provide a link. If you provide the damned link (and embed it like a good commenter), miracle of miracles, people will click on it and read the story.