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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Brian

Part of me wanted to do a parody comment in the style of the one pictured above, but... I just couldn't bring myself to be that annoying.

Sophrosyne Stenvaag

Thanks for the link!

What's even better? I get those comments about SL - from people in World Of Warcraft!

Who says irony is dead? :P

Corcosman Voom

The more or less vitriolic exhortations to "get a life" from people sitting at computers wasting time commenting on something they don't like and probably don't know seems beyond ironic.

I suspect these are all the work of a previously unknown 'bot - The ObtuseBot.

Cubey Terra

Why don't you people get a FIRST LIFE lololol!!!!111

Seriously though, I think we can ignore those reactions. If those commenters had a first life themselves, they wouldn't bother posting vitriolic posts in response to harmless news articles.

Laetizia Coronet

In some circles it is always fashionable to reject those things deemed a hype, a cult or simply popular. If it's popular it can't be good, right? The writer probably thinks he's earned himself some brownie points with the intelligentsia and is right now probably listening to Kurt Schwitters' Urlautsonate in the reassuring knowledge that he is one of only five people worldwide who does so. What he does to enjoy himself... oh you know, enjoyment is so overrated.

Melissa Yeuxdoux

Soeething tells me that someone calling himself "teenagemutantninjalincoln" probably spends enough time gaming to make his post rather humorous.

cyn vandeverre

I just don't understand people like that -- it's as if SL burned his house down, sexually assaulted his dog, and rolled him in tar and feathers. Why bother manufacturing outrage about a pastime which does not affect you in any way unless you choose to get involved?

Barry

*yawn* I'm getting rather indifferent to these kinds of reactions. Still, I'm usually tempted to bait people like that, but what good would that do?

I've got a friend who "Hates" second life. He was expecting something on the level of WoW, not understanding that you make your world. Although he did have a point with the rather daunting interface.

I distinctly remeber similar reactions from people back in the mid 1990's when the internet was becoming popular. There were a few vitriolic comments I'd hear here and there about how it's a fad and how everyone on it needs a life, or is a loser from hooking up or making "Online friends".

Anyway, Mr TMNL should come over to my house and see all of the non-work I've done outside in the garden because I never get outside now and then.

Ezra Clay

How about we accept that there will always be stereotypes and move beyond the idiots who adhere to them? Seems simple enough to me.

Two Worlds

Dissenting opinion about Second Life? Not in my blog!

Keep on with that groupthink, Wagner, lest your opinions actually be challenged. Overdependence on Second Life isn't wrong, Second Life is NEVER wrong, Linden policy is ALWAYS right... Are you sure you didn't work in the Bush Administration in a previous life?

John Tabin

Every blogger, no matter what his focus, gets comments like this: Either "stop blogging about X" or "you're ignoring Y." A bizarre number of people seem think it's a horrible affront to blog about what you're interested in and ignore what they're interested in. I don't think says anything in particular about the trajectory of SL.

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