Winerlog really sucks these days.
May 4, 2000 8:28 PM   Subscribe

Winerlog really sucks these days. Don't you agree? I hope that the 'logger who told me he might be taking it over from the original editor, who *was* funny, has not, cause I'd hate to be dissing him. But I don't think it was him. Based on the number of clicks I've gotten from it before, and now, I guess no one *else* thinks it's funny anymore either...?
posted by baylink (11 comments total)
The only thing I've noticed about Winerlog lately is that its tone is a little more harsh, and the use of punctuation is a lot more liberal.

Old winerlog: zoom!!!!!!!!
New winerlog: zooooooom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not enjoying the new tone any less than the old one.
posted by Succa at 8:34 PM on May 4, 2000

It always was a one-trick pony anyway; I got tired of it in a few days and stopped tuning in.

posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:44 PM on May 4, 2000

Call Neale, he could merge WinerLog with his Elian Blog and give us Conxion techs bursting into UserLand with guns and finding the server hiding in a closet with a fisherman...
posted by wendell at 10:16 PM on May 4, 2000

I also haven't read it from the first few days (actually I'm surprised it still exitsts). Wait let me go check it out... Okay I'm back. actually I think it's kind funnier now that Dave seems to getting annoyed-- or rather extra annoyed, since he seems to spend a lot of time being just regular annoyed. The only question now seems to be: when will it get booted, and for what?
posted by chaz at 10:22 PM on May 4, 2000

Oh, that's easy. Dave will claim that it's censoring him, and since no-one is permitted to censor Dave that gives him carte blanche to censor everyone else.

The only way any single person can have complete and unlimited freedom is if no-one else has any freedom at all.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 11:05 PM on May 4, 2000

I think that the original Winerlog, at its best, was satire (and it's possible that even Dave appreciated the humour once or twice, sort of like the way people appreciate jokes about them at a roast). The current incarnation is mean and repetitive though. Eh.
posted by sylloge at 11:10 PM on May 4, 2000

Greg Knauss had the tone right when he started Winerlog. The new editor just doesn't. If it were a Broadway show, it'd close tomorrow, whatever your thoughts on free expression.
posted by holgate at 6:54 AM on May 5, 2000

Greg may have been offering the Winerlog editorship to anyone who asked. When I emailed him during the Winerlog hiatus, I got the impression that he felt the joke had run its course, at least for him. I was seriously considering taking him up on his offer for almost a whole hour; fortunately, I had one of my brief moments of lucidity instead.
posted by harmful at 7:37 AM on May 5, 2000

You nailed it, for me, Stewart. It used to be satire, now it's just crap. I'm gald it's not you, Brennan; you never told me how you'd decided.

It *will* be interesting to see if Dave is stupid enough^W^W^Whas the balls to pull it in light of the Great Conxion Fiasco...
posted by baylink at 7:43 AM on May 5, 2000

Somebody in an earlier thread fingered mister dead @ 32 as a likely culprit; I don't know for sure. Anyway, there was a big stink over Dave's remarks about shutting down the site at The Flounder. A mis-posted URL, which made it appear that Dave had already killed the site, fed the flames.
posted by harmful at 8:03 AM on May 5, 2000


Dave is starting to sound like Lars Ulrich: "We'll still be here in 30 years; will you?" Problem is, if he keeps being Lord and Master, he'll be outstanding in his field.

All by himself.

(BW: has it occurred to anyone that in 30 years, the Metallica guys will be, like, 70-something? ;-)
posted by baylink at 8:18 AM on May 5, 2000

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