This Week in Commenter Executions: Hammer Time

Brian Moylan · 01/06/12 06:10PM

This week we had some issues with how people talk about transgender Americans. It's like Work It up in here or something. But that wasn't the real problem. The real problem was people seeing something and not saying something.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Civil Wars

Brian Moylan · 12/30/11 02:15PM

We love that we have such wonderful, wacky, and wild commenters, and we love that you guys disagree, argue, and have intense conversations. But some people need to know how to fight fair.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Don't Talk About Yourself

Brian Moylan · 12/09/11 06:02PM

You ever been to a party and there's that one annoying person who always hijacks the conversation and brings it back to themselves and all the wonderful and important things they're doing right now? God, I hate those people.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Both Wrong

Brian Moylan · 11/18/11 05:52PM

There's a concept that applies to many reality television show fights that I wish the people on reality shows would embrace: both wrong. Sometimes people on both sides of a fight can be wrong. And for that, both should be punished.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Going to Prison

Brian Moylan · 11/11/11 05:50PM

There are many awful things that should await criminals: years in jail, solitary confinement, public humiliation, possibly execution (if you believe in that kind of thing), and rotting for eternity in hell (if you believe that kind of thing). But there is one that I'm sick of hearing about: prison rape.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Who Is It Gonna Be?

Brian Moylan · 11/04/11 05:05PM

We didn't execute any commenters last week. (Sorry, I was out of the office.) But that's the thing about the banhammer: You never know where or when it's going to drop. Who will get it this week?

This Week in Commenter Executions: A Tutorial

Brian Moylan · 10/21/11 04:10PM

After going crazy and banning multiple people for multiple offenses last week, I've decided to give the mighty banhammer a rest this week and teach you all about one of the newest commenting features here at Gawker.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Not Racists

Brian Moylan · 10/14/11 04:15PM

You might have heard that old joke, "How does every racist joke start?" and then the person looks over his shoulder. It's true! No one wants people to think they're a racist, especially racists. Well, we're finally sick of them.

This Week in Commenter Executions: The Negative Response

Brian Moylan · 10/07/11 04:15PM

We all know the old adage "do as I say, not as a I do." Well, it seems there are some people who both say and do opposite things at the same time. Yes, it's time to stop saying that you're going to disagree with someone unless you're actually going to disagree with that person.

This Week in Commenter Executions: The Revolution Is Televised

Brian Moylan · 09/30/11 04:47PM

This week I was going to give everyone the ax who has a star but has yet to upload an avatar but, well, we haven't been showing avatars for days now. The tech team is working on it, I assure you, and while we wait I figured we'd focus on a few people who've engaged in one of my least favorite pet peeves.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Insane Laughter

Brian Moylan · 09/23/11 04:00PM

The only thing we love more than a good joke are the peals of laughter that follow it. Who doesn't want people to laugh at their jokes? This is difficult to convey over the internet, though.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Killing the Grunts

Brian Moylan · 09/16/11 04:00PM

I had a friend who used to call diarrhea "the grunts." But the grunts we have around here are just the opposite. Rather than an unwanted and heavy flow, these grunts have little or nothing to say but just want to be heard. No more!

This Week in Commenter Executions: Party Pooper

Brian Moylan · 09/09/11 04:00PM

You ever go to a party and there is that one person who seems to piss off absolutely everyone he talks to? He doesn't stop talking, he just goes from group to group looking to start fights and get as much negative attention as he can muster? Well, we have one of those, and it's time he got kicked out of the party.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Capital Offenses

Brian Moylan · 09/02/11 03:49PM

Being a Gawker commenter is a privilege, not a right. As such, we expect our esteemed commenters to display certain skills. They must be smart, witty, capable of making a sound argument, and they should also be able to find the shift key.

This Week in Commenter Executions: Hitting Back

Brian Moylan · 08/26/11 04:14PM

There are a bunch of easy, stupid, reflexive comments that people often make in an attempt to be funny. Although none of them are funny at all, there's one knee-jerk chuckle-chaser that really pisses me off.

This Week in Commenter Executions: The F-Word

Brian Moylan · 08/19/11 03:38PM

There aren't too many things that offend us here at Gawker, so when something does offend us, it's pretty serious. This week we're banning someone who dared to use the F-word. No, not "fuck." The other F-word.

This Week in Commenter Executions: 'All of Them'

Brian Moylan · 08/12/11 04:01PM

There are so many new things here on Gawker these days that we thought it would be fun to bring back one of our older, time-honored features: commenter executions. That's right, we will be publicly and bloodily banning commenters who misbehave.