The Comment Killer
August 26, 2011 3 Comments
It’s happened to you. You’ve just thought up a funny anecdote of a life experience and you’re laughing just typing it out. This could be the most perfect status update ever. It’s going to be amazing. You’re going to get at least 20 comments on this one. Fifteen likes, easy. You hit share, and just sit back to watch the comments come streaming in.
One comment. Two comments. Three comments. Awesome….. But then it happens. Like an orca feasting on a pack of unsuspecting seals. The Comment Killer! That one comment, in which after being added to the thread, eliminates even the remotest possibility of anyone else adding to the post.
You know the comment I’m talking about. You’re even remembering, right now, an exact instance in which this happened to you. Whether it was a picture, link, or update it really makes you wonder why facebook doesn’t allow you to remove other people’s comments without them knowing it. Because the way it is right now is kind of awkward. “Uh dude, what happened to my comment?” “I don’t know, must have just disappeared. Weird!”
From what I can tell, these comments tend to be slightly off topic, or inside jokes whereby the rest of the commentors are in the dark. Comment killers can also come in the form of a legitimate on topic comment that the poster didn’t realize had a double meaning.
Now I’m not trying to point the finger at just one person, I think we have all been guilty of a comment killer at one time or another. As a well versed poet once said, “Knowing is half the battle.” Consider yourself now aware of this most pressing issue. I’ll do my best not to kill your comments, so please don’t kill mine. Deal?