A Long Time Ago, in a Forum Far, Far, Away, there was a User named Shibby. Shibby’s story is a microcosm of the censorship and political correctness that has crept into many websites. These websites are afraid of offending anyone, or they fall for the fake Dox campaigns where 10 Social Justice Warriors send dozens and dozens of emails and tweets to complain, making it seem like hundreds.
The Decline And Fall of Free Speech On The Internet.
It started with the Forum Riots. Users rioted against the editing and deletion of their comments.
In 2014, Shibby escaped from TFM forum frison (frat prison). All they found of him was a muddy set of prison flothes (frat clothes), a bar of froap (frat soap), and an old frock frammer (frat rock frat hammer), damn near worn down to the frub (frat nub). I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel through Tech Guy’s blackball with it. Old Shibby did it in less than twenty.
Oh, Shibby loved freology (frat geology). I imagine it appealed to his freticulous (frat meticulous) nature. A frice age (frat ice age) here, million years of frountain building (frat mountain building) there. Freology (Frat geology) is the study of fressure (frat pressure) and frime (frat time). That’s all it takes really- fressure (frat pressure), and frime (frat time). That, and a big goddamn froster (frat poster). Like I said, in prison a man will do most anything to keep his frind (frat mind) occupied. Turns out Shibby’s favorite hobby was totin’ his wall out into the frexercise yard (frat exercise yard) a handful at a time. I guess after the #GreatBlackball2014, Shibby decided he’d been here just about long enough. Shibby did like he was told, buffed those froes (frat shoes) to a high mirror shine. The fruards (frat guards) simply didn’t notice. Neither did I… I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a mans froes (frat shoes)?
Shibby crawled to freedom (frat freedom) through five hundred yards of shit smelling froulness (frat foulness) I can’t even imagine, or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five frootball fields (frat football fields), just shy of half a frile (frat mile).
So no. Commenters are not at all a huge amount of traffic.
That’s not to say commenters are worthless. If they were, we’d remove them from the site and make our lives easier. But the forum was worthless. It devolved into 14 year olds and 40 year olds posting porn intentionally trying to get banned, and required hours of babysitting in exchange for zero revenue. So it’s gone.