hey gawker dudes. what the fuck is wrong with you?

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gawker media, jjjusten wants a word with you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64sy-053698

how's life, Friday, 20 February 2015 09:45 (five years ago) link

reading this thread i thought it was going to be like, one of those embedded links with an image. that would have been pretty hilarious/fucked up. but a hyperlink in the text? meh

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 15:17 (five years ago) link

if you include the link you're shameless. if you don't you're whitewashing your record. kind of a no win situation

It isn’t white washing if it’s a minor story. And it was an extremely minor story.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 20 February 2015 15:42 (five years ago) link

the new cool kid ILX crew lol

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 February 2015 15:46 (five years ago) link

new cool kid ILX crew needs to be doing more to prevent plushie-fucking garbage like this imo

http://io9.com/10-superheroes-who-can-never-have-sex-5015295

The first two grafs of the Hulk item are a good an argument as any that comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

it would have been really disingenuous to write about his death but pretend like we have no history with him

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 February 2015 15:51 (five years ago) link

new cool kid ILX crew needs to be doing more to prevent plushie-fucking garbage like this imo

sure we'll do this right after you storm into will dana's office and put your foot down over the new U2 album getting 5 stars

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 February 2015 15:54 (five years ago) link

agree that it was such a minor story that it'd of been fine and a scosh classier to not include it

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 February 2015 15:55 (five years ago) link

lol @ plushie-fucking garbage

example (crüt), Friday, 20 February 2015 18:48 (five years ago) link

In the future all celeb obits will include a disclosure about the writer being blocked on Twitter by the deceased

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:06 (five years ago) link

i still dont REALLY get this complaint but im glad you posted about it here and on facebook

frankly it would be really weird and shady to pretend we (or really a couple ex employees) had never gotten in a stupid fight with this guy? its not that the story is or is not newsworthy its that we were directly involved as an institution. better to err on the side of transparency

and even then i guess i dont quite get it. are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

max, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:36 (five years ago) link

are obits supposed to be safe spaces?

yes

contenderizer, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:37 (five years ago) link

it's called 'decorum' usually

j., Friday, 20 February 2015 19:42 (five years ago) link

It's bad form to call out or air the dirty laundry of someone who is no longer around to defend him/herself. And I'm sure it's pretty much the last thing anyone who cares about that person wants to read about when they're grieving.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:44 (five years ago) link

I mean, write an article or a book or whatever after some time has passed and tell the world how much of a d-bag the person was if you need to, but slipping funeral atendees pictures of the deceased with his mistress just makes you look like a ghoul.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (five years ago) link

When Norm McDonald dies does Rolling Stone have to print that he tweeted a critique of their Best SNL cast list?

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (five years ago) link

i don't think mentioning gawker's history with the guy is nec. a bad thing but the way it's inserted into the article is really weird to me, like it's vague enough to invite you to click on it, had it been prefaced with something like "we should note in the interest of transparency that we engaged in an angry blah blah blah...." i would understand more

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:47 (five years ago) link

i still dont REALLY get this complaint but im glad you posted about it here and on facebook

Maybe Gawker can run an article about it and link back to it when we die

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:54 (five years ago) link

take it to kinja

mookieproof, Friday, 20 February 2015 19:57 (five years ago) link

xp: lololol

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:59 (five years ago) link

"Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism." - Graham Greene

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 February 2015 19:59 (five years ago) link

^^ GG firing shots at gawker over ethics in journalism

example (crüt), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:01 (five years ago) link

lolololx2

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:02 (five years ago) link

clearly the gawker keepin' it negative dickhole cool kid crew should run ILX

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:36 (five years ago) link

clearly they should

― carne asada, Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:38 PM (6 years ago)

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 February 2015 20:43 (five years ago) link

i think it's sad that ppl think gawker is cool -- like the ppl who write for it seem like a mix of college student newspaper dorks that felt they were "edgier" than their peers but not extroverted enough to be sketch comedy dweebs

― Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, February 20, 2015 4:01 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think gawker is cool. i guess i buy into their self-image of bravely flaunting politesse standards of establishment journalism, and the writers not caring who they piss off definitely makes for interesting reading. disrespecting the death of some random tv producer i've never heard of doesn't necessarily quality as "brave," but idk it's hard to care either way. i like how the nothing gets the gloves off on ilx like obits

flopson, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:52 (five years ago) link

We are clearly in need of higher standards for reading.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:55 (five years ago) link

comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 7:50 AM (5 hours ago)

i hope you are consistently making this argument on all the relevant ilx threads, sugar

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:06 (five years ago) link

i see people get all excited about these movies and then I see this woman is describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner

not to be trenchant or anything but everyone lies in obits it's the american way. *thanks obama for gawker*

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:11 (five years ago) link

i mean gawker dudes, thanks dudes

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:14 (five years ago) link

i see people get all excited about these movies and then I see this woman is describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 1:08 PM (6 minutes ago)

you don't get boners?

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:16 (five years ago) link

Whiney gets a boner every time he gets the opportunity to neg on pop culture he doesn't approve of.

Oh, Delicious! (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:20 (five years ago) link

how exciting

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:21 (five years ago) link

i can't help but be a little curious why a small business owner in the midwest is outraged about an obit published by a young hip but increasingly conservative new media outlet about a sad comedy ca druggy with a tumblr book deal in which there is what seems like a minor concession to past beef. small world i guess?

hammer smashed nagls (mattresslessness), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:22 (five years ago) link

Mumble! Sigh! Sob! Comics aren't just for adults anymore!

Sorry, couldn't think of better sound effects for stereotypical alt commix.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:24 (five years ago) link

don't care about this controversy but can't wait to make good use of this thread in the future

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:25 (five years ago) link

just what we need -- another cis-het white man talking about the hulk's boner

mookieproof, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:28 (five years ago) link

*tumbls furiously*

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:29 (five years ago) link

comic books and comic book movies should never be consumed by anyone over the age of 14

― pro stroke Johnny Gill songs would rub you the right way (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, February 20, 2015 7:50 AM (5 hours ago)

what about Kevin Smith movies

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:30 (five years ago) link

Hey hip-hop nerds. What kind-of hip-hop is this?

markers, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:31 (five years ago) link

will do

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:34 (five years ago) link

don't you live in greenpoint where's it's like 90% polish people and upwardly mobile white twentysomethings pretending to be broke? who are you scared of there?

― imo phillips (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:34 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

are you scared of getting a seitan taco from the taco truck?

― imo phillips (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:35 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

best thread ever

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:37 (five years ago) link

"grim reapah!" burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb never fails to brighten my day

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 21:38 (five years ago) link

pretty cool to have a site mod willing to go that extra mile and call users out not just on their ilx behavior but also on how well they're doing their actual jobs

iatee, Friday, 20 February 2015 21:59 (five years ago) link

jjjusten is cooler than anyone who works for gawker

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Friday, 20 February 2015 22:06 (five years ago) link

it's a real violation of privacy for mods to be digging around our personal websites

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Friday, 20 February 2015 22:08 (five years ago) link

ew gawker's pervasive grossness makes their regular bursts of sanctimony feel particularly disingenuous

Mordy, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:17 (five years ago) link

Not all hashtags are cool with Gawker. The media company wants a single general tweet about the lawsuit and if a hashtag is to be used, Gawker wants it to be #gawkerinternlawsuit. As for the no-go's, Gawker's lawyer Mark Batten writes, "The hashtags #fairpay and #livingwage are inflammatory, and the Court’s approval of those would suggest that the Court has a view about the merits of this lawsuit. And the use of #nickdenton is also inappropriate; Mr. Denton is not identified with this case, and his personal conduct is not at issue in the matter."

woooowwwwwwwwww

slothroprhymes, Friday, 20 February 2015 22:20 (five years ago) link

It’s only a slight change from old school Gawker commenting, you had to work to be a starred commenter!

let them microwave their rice (gyac), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:32 (one week ago) link

more independent media = good. I wish them luck.

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:34 (one week ago) link

we should make new ilx posts cost 25 cents each

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:35 (one week ago) link

I’d pay it

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:45 (one week ago) link

I should have to pay for all my old posts

k3vin k., Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:03 (one week ago) link

shocked the 69$/yr tier isn't called "nice"

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:07 (one week ago) link

if I were in their shoes I might consider one lower tier for just pod content or something. 6 bucks a month may not seem like a lot but they're not the only patron funded game in town

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:13 (one week ago) link

a $1.50 tier that gives you access to a page with nothing on it but a link to deadspin.com

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:25 (one week ago) link

the premium commenting feature is a good way to weed out trolls (from barstool)

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:26 (one week ago) link

I listened to the Magary/Roth pod quite a lot but honestly it was only OK. then again, I'm not sure I would pay for even the pods I like better, almost all of them are just a few people bullshitting for an hour about subjects I just happen to find interesting.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:31 (one week ago) link

looking forward to the eventual retrospective book, Gawker Dudes: What the Fuck Was Wrong With You?

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:41 (one week ago) link

they should charge extra to hide the comments

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:54 (one week ago) link

sure I'm going to be called a humorless neoliberal feminist or whatever for this but at some point they could consider changing the name of the "funbag" thing because it's fucking gross

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:40 (one week ago) link

nah i think that's a perfectly good idea, it's a holdover from cruder days that Magary has otherwise largely renounced and I doubt he has any real deep attachment to the name, so hopefully they will drop it with Defector.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:47 (one week ago) link

it's in their site copy so doesn't look like it

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 18:11 (one week ago) link

what is the funbag thing? like a mailbag segment? and now we'll dive into the....funbag? that doesn't even make sense

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 18:17 (one week ago) link

that's what it is

one cool thing about the funbag is that no one knows exactly what's in there, it could be anything

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 18:19 (one week ago) link

heading to the post office. anyone need boobs?

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 18:20 (one week ago) link

hold on, let me check the funbag just in case

nope, no boobs in the funbag, go ahead and pick up some please!

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 18:21 (one week ago) link

Just one giant funbag, centered

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 18:22 (one week ago) link

$69 is a hard sell when the Athletic is only $50ish (or free with my T-Mobile account)

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 21:46 (one week ago) link

I think they're doing pretty different things, and even though I've never subscribed to The Athletic so I can't say 100% for sure, I think Deadspin/Defector has better writers, unless you're just strictly looking for reporting from your sportswriting.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:13 (one week ago) link

There's a fair bit of overlap in the way they cover sports, the columnists and non-sports stuff seemed like a Deadspin bonus

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:21 (one week ago) link

i pay $1.25 a month for the athletic, which employs like a million writers

i don't think they have comparable business models at all, i doubt defector is going to get a lot of outside funding. they're just relying on having enough old deadspin fans with money to throw around.

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:28 (one week ago) link

but the athletic is relying on venture capitalists not getting bored so...

maura, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:45 (one week ago) link

the athletic is modeled off your local sports page, deadspin always branded itself as the anti-sports page

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:51 (one week ago) link

oh i don't assume that either model is in any way stable xp

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:55 (one week ago) link

if all the contributors on that masthead become full-time employees they need like 13,000 annual subscribers at $69 a year to pay them all $50,000 a year, plus a bunch more to pay for the CMS and so on. That'd be a very high conversion rate of the erstwhile pre-ratfucking deadspin audience, but it's also not an objectively large number of customers. Your Kickstarter Sucks, a podcast which I suspect is a more niche taste than "posts about sports", has 3,000+ Patreon subscribers.

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:57 (one week ago) link

maybe the premium-subscriber model isn't stable but at least if that money dries up or doesn't pan out at least it's not because some jowly moron in a bad suit thinks he knows your business

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:59 (one week ago) link

alternatively, they need to convince just one or two megarich deadspin fans to give them 25k per year

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:02 (one week ago) link

maybe chris berman will throw them a bone

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:02 (one week ago) link

why does every site on the internet have to be about sports

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:40 (one week ago) link

shut up nerd

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:42 (one week ago) link

wow harsh dude

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:44 (one week ago) link

alternatively, they need to convince just one or two megarich deadspin fans to give them 25k per year


That’s ... not enough money

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:53 (one week ago) link

Each. It can be a “sponsor a Deadspin writer” program.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:06 (one week ago) link

I do my part by buying Magary’s novels (which are surprisingly good)

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:07 (one week ago) link

That’s ... not enough money
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:53 PM (forty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

was not being serious

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:36 (one week ago) link

they do offer the option for you to pay 25k per year tho, if you're so inclined

mozzy star (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 00:37 (one week ago) link

Ha ah xp

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 01:50 (one week ago) link

Over 10,000 people subscribed to https://t.co/kJAyviyXwV on Day One, but billions more have the opportunity to join on Day Two

— Defector (@DefectorMedia) July 29, 2020

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

well, there you are.

all cats are beautiful (silby), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:37 (one week ago) link

Pretty soon you’re talking about real money

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 22:15 (one week ago) link


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