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I was just reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about BuzzFeed, and its trials and tribulations over the past couple of years (losses, layoffs, etc). Now, I know very little about BuzzFeed, except for what I hear Rush Limbaugh say about them, and have never been to the website. Here are the last two paragraphs of that story from Saturday’s Journal:

The company also is seeking to create a membership model, with an eye on creating niche social communities for people with shared interests. “We believe people might be willing to pay a little bit to something if it reduced the amount of spam, trolls, and bad actors”, he [CEO Jonah Peretti] said.

You don’t say! Gee, now where could we find some people who would be interested in paying a little something to avoid spam, trolls, and bad actors?

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  1. James Hageman Moderator

    On the other side? It would be interesting to see good faith participation in political discourse from the left. Let the yelling cease!

    • #1
    • January 8, 2020, at 12:20 PM PST
    • 9 likes
  2. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    I wish them luck, and hope that the twenty or so libs who aren’t trolls and bad actors can find their way to the site. 

    • #2
    • January 8, 2020, at 12:24 PM PST
    • 13 likes
  3. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I predict reasoned and spirited discussions of each and every facet of intersectionality while they determine once and for all which group is the most aggrieved.

    Eventually the living will envy the dead.

    • #3
    • January 8, 2020, at 12:33 PM PST
    • 18 likes
  4. Paul Erickson Inactive

    What will they call it? Since “Ricochet” is taken, how about “Misfire?”

    • #4
    • January 8, 2020, at 4:07 PM PST
    • 12 likes
  5. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
    Joseph Stanko Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    What will they call it? Since “Ricochet” is taken, how about “Misfire?”

    How ’bout “Circular Firing Squad,” too wordy?

    • #5
    • January 8, 2020, at 4:27 PM PST
    • 10 likes
  6. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    What will they call it? Since “Ricochet” is taken, how about “Misfire?”

    How ’bout “Circular Firing Squad,” too wordy?

    “Flash-in-the-Pan?” 

    • #6
    • January 8, 2020, at 4:43 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  7. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    What will they call it? Since “Ricochet” is taken, how about “Misfire?”

    How ’bout “Circular Firing Squad,” too wordy?

    “So you swear this is going to change our readership numbers?” 

    Oh yeah it is.” 

    • #7
    • January 8, 2020, at 4:44 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  8. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Good luck with that. I suspect this will highlight the difference between Right and Left. We’ll find out if civility is a working model for progressive business. 

    • #8
    • January 8, 2020, at 4:44 PM PST
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  9. Hoyacon Member

    Shameless plug for a post on a similar topic.

    • #9
    • January 8, 2020, at 4:45 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  10. E. Kent Golding Member

    I wouldn’t mind being the Vailuth or Viruscop of that group. Could teach me how to reason with my relatives.

    • #10
    • January 8, 2020, at 5:34 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  11. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RushBabe49: “We believe people might be willing to pay a little bit to something if it reduced the amount of spam, trolls, and bad actors”, he [CEO Jonah Peretti] said.

    Rush,

    I thought BuzzFeed was made up of spam, trolls, and bad actors. Get rid of those guys and what have they got left. Maybe they should think about it.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #11
    • January 8, 2020, at 5:43 PM PST
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  12. Manny Member

    They will never beat the intelligence and decency we have here on Ricochet. :)

    • #12
    • January 8, 2020, at 5:51 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  13. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    James Gawron (View Comment):
    I thought BuzzFeed was made up of spam, trolls, and bad actors. Get rid of those guys and what have they got left.

    • #13
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:11 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  14. Ray Kujawa Coolidge

    TBA (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    What will they call it? Since “Ricochet” is taken, how about “Misfire?”

    How ’bout “Circular Firing Squad,” too wordy?

    “Flash-in-the-Pan?”

    “Pay for Insults?”

    • #14
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:25 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  15. Paul Erickson Inactive

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    What will they call it? Since “Ricochet” is taken, how about “Misfire?”

    How ’bout “Circular Firing Squad,” too wordy?

    Does “Firing Circle” work, in homage to WFB?

    • #15
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:27 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  16. Ray Kujawa Coolidge

    Perhaps there might be a separate post debating what their code-of-conduct would look like.

    • #16
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:29 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  17. James Gawron Thatcher
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    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):

    Perhaps there might be a separate post debating what their code-of-conduct would look like.

    Ray,

    I think it would go something like this.

    “Code of conduct! What code of conduct? We don’t need no stinkin code of conduct!…etc.”

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #17
    • January 8, 2020, at 6:32 PM PST
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  18. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):

    Perhaps there might be a separate post debating what their code-of-conduct would look like.

    Double standards require about twice as many pages. 

    • #18
    • January 8, 2020, at 7:29 PM PST
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  19. Blue Yeti Admin

    Are they going to have badges?

    • #19
    • January 9, 2020, at 12:07 AM PST
    • 8 likes
  20. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
    Joseph Stanko Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Are they going to have badges?

    Check back in 2030 to find out!

    • #20
    • January 9, 2020, at 12:13 AM PST
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  21. Manny Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Are they going to have badges?

    Are you looking for a new job? I hear Liberals pay higher. :-P

    • #21
    • January 9, 2020, at 4:47 AM PST
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  22. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Are they going to have badges?

    One pile of poop, two piles of poop…

    • #22
    • January 9, 2020, at 6:20 AM PST
    • 3 likes
  23. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Are they going to have badges?

    They don’t need no stinking badges!

    • #23
    • January 9, 2020, at 9:33 AM PST
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  24. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    Does the left have their own “Ricochet?” Honest question. The closest I can think of is Vox, but they’re more of a content creator than a community. Ditto The Young Turks.

    • #24
    • January 9, 2020, at 10:43 AM PST
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  25. Umbra Fractus Coolidge
    Umbra Fractus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    What will they call it? Since “Ricochet” is taken, how about “Misfire?”

    How ’bout “Circular Firing Squad,” too wordy?

    Does “Firing Circle” work, in homage to WFB?

    I saw Firing Circle open for Pantera in ’97.

    </PIT meme>

    • #25
    • January 10, 2020, at 10:58 AM PST
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  26. Duane Oyen Member
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    Actually, the other group that wants to be Ricochet is The Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg’s new venture. They are trying to set up a similar member feed section, etc.- but basically, they are “The Bulwark”, but at double Ricochet’s prices. 

    How they think this would be appealing, I don’t know. The wishful thinking of TDS zealots.

    • #26
    • January 10, 2020, at 11:51 AM PST
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  27. Manny Member

    Duane Oyen (View Comment):

    Actually, the other group that wants to be Ricochet is The Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg’s new venture. They are trying to set up a similar member feed section, etc.- but basically, they are “The Bulwark”, but at double Ricochet’s prices.

    How they think this would be appealing, I don’t know. The wishful thinking of TDS zealots.

    Oh is that what that is. A home for the NTers. 

    • #27
    • January 10, 2020, at 3:49 PM PST
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  28. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Manny (View Comment):

    Duane Oyen (View Comment):

    Actually, the other group that wants to be Ricochet is The Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg’s new venture. They are trying to set up a similar member feed section, etc.- but basically, they are “The Bulwark”, but at double Ricochet’s prices.

    How they think this would be appealing, I don’t know. The wishful thinking of TDS zealots.

    Oh is that what that is. A home for the NTers.

    All 135 of them.

    • #28
    • January 10, 2020, at 4:01 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  29. Manny Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Duane Oyen (View Comment):

    Actually, the other group that wants to be Ricochet is The Dispatch, Jonah Goldberg’s new venture. They are trying to set up a similar member feed section, etc.- but basically, they are “The Bulwark”, but at double Ricochet’s prices.

    How they think this would be appealing, I don’t know. The wishful thinking of TDS zealots.

    Oh is that what that is. A home for the NTers.

    All 135 of them.

    I’m sure they’re publishing Mona’s articles. ;)

    • #29
    • January 10, 2020, at 8:20 PM PST
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  30. Al Sparks Thatcher

    Manny (View Comment):

    I’m sure they’re publishing Mona’s articles. ;)

    Not yet.

    • #30
    • January 11, 2020, at 3:59 PM PST
    • 2 likes