Sunday, October 08, 2006
What types of posts provoke the snarkiest responses on blogs or listserves? A banal or merely inane posting won’t usually do it. Someone usually posts something that’s a little over the edge, someone reacts, and then everyone chimes in, but in an annoyed, angry, (not a good & productive) way. I knew that my post on gun control, arming teachers, and Dave Kopel would likely lead to at least a couple flames, but felt that something needed to be said. What makes you feel snarky?
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Within the last couple of years ago, both this site and the Volokh Conspiracy had threads that either made the argument "criticizing the Iraq war undermines the troops and is arguably disloyal" or raised the "question" of whether it did in a way that at least implied the original poster thought it did. That annoyed me.
Posted by: JosephSlater | Oct 9, 2006 12:14:47 AM
Bloggers who tell other bloggers that their topic is tired ... ☺lol
Posted by: Brooks | Oct 9, 2006 12:14:58 AM
Hee hee! Your post was great; I think it was just wading through the 60+ comments on Mike's post that did it to me.
But your comment on this post was appropriately snarky. ;)
Posted by: Miriam Cherry | Oct 9, 2006 12:19:08 AM
Logical inconsistency -- that always inspires me to mock the speaker by pointing out the absurdity of what s/he is saying.
Posted by: Scott Moss | Oct 9, 2006 10:58:15 AM
Unjustified snark in response to a blog post. Call it "meta-snark."
Posted by: Bruce Boyden | Oct 9, 2006 1:31:47 PM
Recommended: televisionwithoutpity.com , the tagline of which is "Spare the snark and spoil the networks."
Posted by: Bart Motes | Oct 9, 2006 2:28:13 PM