Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Successful commenting on Littlejohn columns

The Quail's otherwise exhaustive guide to successful Daily Mail commenting last month failed to mention one important thing: comment editing.

One of the Comment Guardians' primary tasks to ensure agreement with the Mail columnists at all costs. While this means outright rejection of most comments, there are some cases where a comment contains acceptable levels of agreement only to be let down by ambiguous - possibly dissident - material. In such cases the commenter's positive comments will be retained, while the more troubling elements are judiciously removed.

For example, this:

Becomes this:

Note the mandatory 'Littlejohn for PM!' platitude, ensuring successful publication of some form, plus repitition of the columnist's own words and phrases, i.e., 'macBroon'. Don't worry if it makes no sense whatsoever or suggests complete failure to understand the subject matter - these two simple rules guarantee a nod from the moderators.

See also: MailOnline hacked by leftist thought police
Incredibly stupid comment passes moderation on MailOnline shocker


  1. I'll be honest, that would drive me up the wall if they edited my comment like that, the bastards.

  2. Ah yes, the guardians of free speech are the Daily Mail, as they are often telling us.

  3. I think we should all do that 'Smiths Song Titles' game, like Chris Packham did on Springwatch.

    What say everyone?