New Feature: Daily FB Comment Thread

With comments shut down on FrontBurner, I’ll have a daily open thread here for comments on the day’s FB postings.

Let’s see if this works.


  1. RayRay says:

    Darn you! I had that same idea:

  2. Steve says:

    Wick just threw his readership out into the ether for the rest of the Dallas blogosphere to claim! I admire the man’s accomplishments as an entrepreneur, but this is an incredibly boneheaded mistake. However, it’s one that will benefit us.

  3. I had pretty much quit reading the comments on FB because all the blogs I follow come through the RSS reader in Outlook.

  4. RayRay says:

    Darn! You “beat” me to it.

  5. Spamboy says:

    What’s the over/under for us killing comments on this blog also?

  6. Nestor says:

    It’s interesting that RayRay’s Lodowick blog for FB comments

    launched BEFORE FB turned comments off, but now that it has every other next tier blogger in Dallas is trying to carve out their own FrontBurner menu option. Auto repair with a side of FrontBurner commentary. Dog grooming with a side of FrontBurner commentary. Nasal lavage with a side of FrontBurner commentary.

    To avoid appearing quite so nakedly mercenary and parasitic, why not just rally around the original?

  7. RayRay says:

    Don’t. Trey’s a good guy.

  8. Peterk says:

    interesting like HarryH I follow this blog and Frontburner via RSS feed and don’t see the comments unless I elect to read a posting. What Wick has done is what the DMN editorial blog did in the beginning ie you sent your comments to the poster and they decided whether or not to post your comments.

    the sad thing is that many commenters in the blogosphere have way too much time on their hands. I’ve pulled back from commenting on many blogs because the noise to signal ratio is unbelievable these days. the intelligent commenters are drowned out by those who prefer ad hominem attacks or generally snarky remarks that are not even related to the topic at hand.

    What many commenters forget is that their ability to comment is due to the generosity of the blog owner.

  9. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    Al the blogs in town saying ‘post your FB comments on my blog’ reminds me of the guy who, upon becoming impotent, asked his male friends to sleep with his wife ‘so she won’t leave me’.

  10. RayRay says:

    Rawlins, this blog isn’t your personal therapy couch.

  11. Dallasite says:

    It’s unfortunate that Wick didn’t bother to learn about how the blogosphere works. FB was a great blog, but there aren’t very many people who just want to be lectured to. We want to participate.

    FB deleted a lot of really bad posts (RayRay), but they deleted a lot of well thought out posts as well simply because they thought they were too critical or serious. If you put up a political post on your blog, you’re going to get some passionate, and sometimes angry, responses. Deal with it.

  12. RayRay says:

    Yeah, my posts were never well thought-out, but they were always critical. That didn’t sit well with Wick.