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On any Internet comments section you’re gonna get trolls, often of the racist variety. I’d prefer living in a world where people like this didn’t exist, but free speech is gonna free speech. The best thing you can do to shitty speech is combat it with superior speech. We have no shortage of racist trolls (many of who are actually SJWs attempting to make us look bad), like the one guy who blames everything on the Jews. And you know what people to do them? They shit on them or ignore them. Because nothing they say is serious or really means anything at all. They’re not here for discourse, or to share controversial opinions. They’re just here for meaningless shock. It’s a biproduct of free speech but one that we have to accept. For that reason our comments section (as far as I know) will always remain completely open. If Uncle Turtleboy changes that it will severely change the way I look at the blog.
Luckily I don’t blog for a pussy like this.
“Dave Portnoy’s so rich, you wish you were him, blah, blah, blah.”
Yea, you’re right, Barstool Sports is an empire of wealth. Awesome. Congrats. We’re all very impressed. As for me, I judge a website’s value on the content that lays within. And any platform that caves to SJW mobs, which is OBVIOUSLY what Barstool did here, is one that I have no interest in.
This is the post he cited as the reason he’s closing the comments section down.
Notice it was the most down voted comment on the blog, and how they put the most upvoted comments at the top. So most people probably didn’t even see this. Either way, the mere fact that it got downvoted so many times only goes to show that the majority of readers do not agree with this sort of language. It reaffirms that the comments section is NOT a cesspool. And it honestly wouldn’t surprise me if this was some Barstool hater who wanted to make them look bad.
And guess what? Mission accomplished. You let some meaningless troll completely change your business model instead of standing by your principles. But hey, he’s selling a lot of shitty, overpriced t-shirts, so we must wanna be him right?
I used to be a daily Barstool reader, then I got old enough to rent a car. The only reason I ever even consider going to their platform now is to click on their worst bloggers and go directly to the comments to watch them getting shit on. And Barstool has their comments section set up so that the most upvoted comments are at the top, and those are always the best. I cannot remember the last time I read a blog in which the comments section was not vastly superior to the actual content of the blog.
For that reason this might be the dumbest business decision of all time. No one, and I mean no one, will ever click on diversity dandy Liz Gonzalez’ blogs ever again. No point. The only reason anyone ever read one of her blogs was to see who could shit on her in the wittiest manner. Now what? We’re just supposed to read what this obnoxious millenial chick of zero significance has to say about sports? Pass.
The ironic part is that they’re doing this mainly because the SJW hypocrites at Deadspin bullied them into it. Deadspin is obsessed with Barstool, and never misses an opportunity to pearl clutch when a Barstool employee says something that they determine is racist/sexist/offensive/blah, blah, blah. Even though these are the Deadspin employees who making those claims.
Barstool prides itself on giving Deadspin the middle finger, but now they’re doing exactly what Deadspin basically bullied them into doing. It’s emasculating.
Don’t worry though, Deadspin won’t appreciate it or give them a pat on the back for their newfound wokeness. They’ll just bring up old things Barstool did that they don’t approve of, and then blame them for taking too long to get as woke as they are.
So yea, he basically made a business decision in order to try to impress people who hate him, not realizing that you never, ever, ever give into a SJW mob. Because no matter what you do, it will never be enough. They don’t want you to improve, they want you to be below them so they can continue to shit on you. Their scorn means nothing. Just embrace it.
WEEI, which just got smoked in the first ratings book now that they’ve dumped Kirk Minihane, seems to agree with Deadspin.
Oh look, he impressed Alex Reimer. A guy who tried SO HARD to be Kirk Minihane when he called Tom Brady’s kid a pissant, and failed miserably. If your website makes a business decision that Alex Reimer approves then it’s probably a really bad idea.
Our critics try to do the same thing – pretend that our worst commenters are somehow a reflection of the blog itself. They actually send comments to advertisers when they try to “boycott” us. It’s laughable and we pay zero attention to it. So I guess in a way I’d like to thank Huffstool Sports for continuing their plunge into mainstream garbage, while pretending to be the bad boys of the Internet. The more they do this the more converts come to Turtleboy, since we’re seemingly the only blog left on the Internet that isn’t willing to get bullied into changing the way we do business in order to please terrible people like Alex Reimer and pretention hipster bloggers at Deadspin.
You just need the $1 registration fee to cure it. Charge $1 to register to comment and that will get rid of all of it. Do whatever you want with the $1…
TB will do it too one day…IF he wants to make a living.
Hate just doesn’t sell anymore. It would be one thing if the comments were remotely funny but you can tell its just sad little boy/men who have no real outlet for their anger in real life.
Portnoy made his money through years of hard work. He sees the writing on the wall now. Good for him, thats how capitalism works.
Can we start a GoFundMe to bring Large over to TBS?
I was just thinking the same thing. Maybe, we should tweet Large links to the good TBS blogs…
Update: Snortnoy is now “working on a solution” to bring the comment section (page views) back. Large…TAKE A REPORT!
Nope, don’t care about a solution. Never going back there. Drop dead Snortnoy, you sellout cuck
Why? TBS already has its share of bloggers virtue signaling or writing about Fakebook drama and GoFundMe ratchets. This blog has gone downhill exponentially since all these noob bloggers were brought on board for quantity instead of quality. Why would you want more spiteful women, pre-pubescent trolls, and SJWs posing as Trump supporters degrading the site further? You can’t rest on your Mosaic and State Police takedown laurels forever, TB.
I hate it when I see anyone whine about the comments. This site does it too, once TB stops being broke they will go full SJW and stop the comments. It’s the only way to make it nowadays, if you don’t tow the Democrat line 100%, no money for you.
Portnoy is and always will be a fag. I really wish Marsha Coakley put his ass in jail for child porn when he posted the pic/couldn’t stop talking about TB12 kids’ weiner.
The weirdo ex teacher from North High who lives in Sutton and hung around the Mosaic knitting socks often comes in here and writes dumb racist comments trying to make the commenters look like hillbillies. How about doing another blog about him. Old Balls. He was such a joke.
I follow dave on twitter. He’s quite arrogant and antagonistic. Quite the big gambler according to his postings. I wouldn’t feel any sympathy if some investigation occurred due to his gambling and close ties to collegiate and professional athletes. I say Craig Carton the prick.
Barstool had gone downhill ages ago. It lost its spirit when they allowed broads and so called men who sound like broads to write mindless shit. It was only a matter of time
The only talent left: Large, Old Balls, Donny (Wonton), and occasionally Francis (when he’s not virtue signaling).
Im a very, very casual reader of barstool, much less since they went full sjw a few years ago. The last time i clicked on their site was when the shitstorm was created out of fake outrage by that ugly hairy cunt liz gonzales surfaced over being a yankee fan and a packer fan. But I remember a few years back their was a big shit storm dave had created over some trainer at soul cycle fucking some broad who he was fucking while on a separation from his marriage?? Can someone shed some light on the situation?
So Cuckboy wants to keep content unfiltered….by fitering content? From my email just now…
As I’ve said on a few occasions, Barstool Gold was a directive from the Chernin Guys.
At first, I was pretty opposed to this.
I wanted to keep everything free.
But the Chernin Guys felt like a premium membership was very important to the long-term health and success of Barstool.
Well, after the last year or so, I now agree with them.
The facts are lots of people don’t like me and they don’t like Barstool. They hate any success we have. They pressure our advertisers to not support us.
The only way to truly ensure we can control our own destiny and continue to be unfiltered and unapologetic is to make sure we have a direct revenue stream that the haters can’t f*ck with.
Barstool Gold is that insurance policy.
We’ve spent a ton of time and resources trying to make sure this subscription service is something awesome and unique and lives up to our fans’ expectations. Sure, it will be a work in progress, but in the end I hope it will be well worth the investment.
Thank you as always for the support, and Viva La Stool.
Die stool. You suck even more now.
So if you really are pres, g f y. Used to work in lower mills. U were a douche then, ur a douche now. At least then your fat head could fit thru the door. Really Dave, everything you’ve said since chernin is a lie. Remember, nothing was gonna change? Good luck fuckface.
Poor reading comprehension turdchomper, my apologies, tryin to watch game and type at same time, lol. Fuck portnoy anyway
No worries Pirate fuck Portnoy anyway. Arrrrgh
Sorry prez but your content is not like proprietary or anything anyone would want to pay for because it is poorly written drivel that people believe should be criticized said criticisms being maybe 50% of the reason people visit the site.
Your venture capitalist masters want cash flow now and seek to monetize value that anyone with money and a monkey brain can duplicate and ain’t nobody paying for that shit.
I didn’t leave barstool, barstool left me
The blogs at bss read like a high school paper. I’m glad Portnoy is so rich he can spend himself into oblivion trying to act relevant.
Portnoy is a legend in Provincetown
I used to be a Marine but I beat up a cop and put him in the hospital. Now I’m a liberal cuck SJW and write crude bathroom humor blogs for Barstool. I’m glad Davey closed the comment section. They can’t make fun of me any more!
Barstool will suck without the comment section. What’s the point?
Here I’ll stay, above the fray. Frank Fuckin Rizzo!
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
Erika Nardini and her 5 head ran this once hilarious blog into the ground. The only things redeemable were Confessions, and Large who is terrific. The rest suck.
If you’re over 21 and use the term, “smoke,”, or “stollie” you’re just an absolute loser
Barstool Radio is the WORST. Heard the Philanderer KFC on with penis head Carrabis (who thinks he deserves a ring from the Red Sox) and Kayce Smith, who sucked so bad on NBC Sports Boston, that she is now singing for her supper on an obscure satellite station. Tuned in for 1 minute, she dropped 3 fucks, and I turned it off. Terrible radio. In Texas, she’s a soft 6, but the way the White Knight Stoolies fawn over her, you’d think she was Raquel Welch circa 1972. Google Images, Raquel Welch Roller Derby and get back to me
Did you see the t-shirt they were trying to sell yesterday spelling Malcolm wrong?
Now they want to sell content with Barstool Gold? Yeah, right, thanks. I’ll give you my credit card information, Snortnoy couldn”t even protect his own and is out $200k.
What a dumpster fire.
Ohhh I’m such a dainty little waif!
They got rid of comment section for speaking truth of how bad site sucks, only time super racist comments began showing up was when barstool was talking about getting rid of comment section, probably the interns writing those comments fuck barstool
My bloggers aren’t just bloggers they’re like famous celebrities who will be like sought for autographs and shit. Our brand is so unique that tens of millions of people visit the site every second do they don’t miss the highly outrageous comments of Liz and Trent. Some of our bloggers are funnier than Rodney Dangerfield. Soon we will be a billion dollar entertainment giant dwarfing Sony and Viacom. I will become rich I tell you rich beyond my wildest dreams! The comment section contributes NOTHING! Nobody will miss being able to say how much we supposedly suck.
When I clicked on Friday night to see if they had posted confessions, I saw what pres had done. Nbd go to that site less and less with al the Liz Gonzalez, CITO, and the two whores that only talk about their gang bang experiences. Gonna delete the app and say c ya to the stool. I was a daily reader for many years and had really tired of the bs lately. Between the no comments and the new premium pay plan, I’ll just skip the 4-5 good bloggers and come here more often. All the readers that commented about this being a boon for TBS are right on . Now I’m just gonna take a minute as I watch the pirate ship sink. Dave, go drown your sorrows in coke and whores, moron. Renee, at least you got the Nantucket house.
I’m confused. Didn’t Portboy throw a fit and fire Michael Rapaport for saying that stoolies are losers?
The distinction is stoolies we’re the ones who would raise 250 k in a day for a vet who needed help. The comment section was sometimes occupied by vile racists. Not all stoolies are racists, not all racists are stoolies. It was great while it lasted.
Just like squares and rectangles. I feel ya, fam. RIP Old Barstool & Fat Dave. The current versions of both are terrible.
I never heard of Barstool until I came out here. Now I look at it daily, # 1 reason being the Smokeshows and the fact it’s a sports blog that actually discusses sports. What’s the point of having sports in your blog name if you never blog about sports? Oh and the ” rate the sex scandal teacher ” is a classic.
New to anal.
Do I get to keep the corn?
Asking for a friend.
Bss “blogs” suck. They’re all written by people who went to Harvard that can’t get a real job. Imagine being so retarded that you go to Harvard and are nevertheless unemployed. Nobody is going to read garbage if they can’t shit on it and make fun of ESPN wannabe whores and people who write three incomprehensible sentences a day. So bye bye Barstool. Portnoy will find his shitty site abandoned.
Wwy, pro trump, dinduplantation, who else am I forgetting? They all thank you for not busting out the racist troll ban hammer. Sadly they’re still breathing.
It’s an indicator that the blog has a pulse.
Def the first two, but Dindu Plantation is mostly Turtle Riders. They share a ton of TB posts on their site and have for years.
I always wondered if they were all the same person. My biggest gripe with whoever it/they happen to be is that they never post anything of substance. It’s never funny, never shocking, never informative, never cringeworthy, just bland formulaic bigotry. A real racist would take some pride in what they post and try to make people want to read their posts. These assholes don’t even know how to be proper bigots.
That’s why I feel like they’re not trolls, but real people that post at DP.
Well TB, where are all those commenters gonna go? He’ll yeah! Right over here. Your page views and ad views are about to go way up. Good thing ? Bad thing? I guess time will tell. But as long as you keep the free speech stand, im in your corner! If we don’t like what the newbies comment, just ignore em, they go away when nobody wants to play. Like Randall Guy we have here. Most everyone ignores the dude….
Yeah, I guess I get it. I see some of the revolting comments made on these posts and I wonder what kind of shitbag goes about living their daily life with all of that verbal diarrhea festering in their brains. Maybe some of them really Are SJW’s trying to make TBS look bad, although my observation is most of what they do comes from their brain stem, they’re not that bright, they just operate on instinct, just like my stupid dog that barks mindlessly every time someone knocks at the door. .
Fucking shit eating faggot! Cock fag Trang fucking new liberal! Rape!
I love this comment, and do does my bitch Lisa Girard! Fuck TBS
That is some complicated and convoluted outrage. TLDR
Renee needed a real man
Portnoy is such a pű$$y