Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Best Commented Blog in D1 Hockey

I wanted to simply take note today that during this season this blog has seen a nice very quantifiable rise in quality comments from readers. For the first couple of years, comments here have all too frequently been the domain of marginal potshots from trolls and then my ownage of them. Much as I enjoy putting an idiot in their place that dynamic can get a little old.

But this season we've all been witness to a high level of insightful comments from UAA supporters. We've seen well-thought out analysis. And we've seen no small measure of each. The rise has been particularly notable since the beginning of 2009. Since January 1st there have been 25 posts with more than 10 comments attached. Comment strings have reached 30 or more on 7 times.

So today is dedicated to thanking all my readers and commenters in particular. Thanks for your insights. Thanks for your words of wisdom. This sort of good participation is exactly what I hope this blog facilitates. The discussion can and should be more important than what I write. So please keep commenting and challenging and opining frequently.

Please also remember that I always welcome submissions via email. I posted the only one I've ever gotten ... so you could be number 2. Don't let my rough exterior here make you think that any sort of different take from another Seawolf fan wouldn't be welcome. I would enjoy different views on events. So would other readers. I'll make up a psuedonym for you if your anonymity is important to you.

That said, I'll continue to plug away at pretty much the same rate as the past. My most fervent hope is that other folks continue to comment at the same rate and quality.

10 comments:

akhockeyfanatic said...

DD: Want to thank you for your endless dedication to this blog and Seawolf hockey, your great sense of humor (and touch of sarcasm) and your wealth of hockey knowledge. I am fairly new to Seawolf hockey and your blog - as a matter of fact, I found them both about the same time. It's been nothing less than great. Keep up the good work and your readership will continue to flourish. GO SEAWOLVES!!! This will be YOUR weekend!

superseawolffan said...

Donald,
Thank you for your thoughtful, and fair blog of the UAA Seawolves. I always love to read your skilled assessment of the Wolves on-ice performance. Thank you for your fair and skilled opinions of Seawolf hockey. Thank you.

(P.S.) And for giving all those other a-holes hell...

Anonymous said...

Wow, simply amazing.

seawolvesfan said...

i know you werent talking bout me but thanks i try..........

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you this: for we hockey dads who've spent 20 years in hockey rinks, it's great to hear the gossip that surrounds our boys now far from home. Keep up the good work, Donald, and thanks to the all those who keep the comments constructive. Wish I could have made it this weekend to meet some of you fine Alaskan folk.

seawolvesfan said...

http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/02/awesome-military-photos-iraq-and-others.html

best pics ever???? since im heading off to the army after i graduate........

seawolvesfan said...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/18/north-dakota-house-gives-fertilized-eggs-human-status/

just found this...

Anonymous said...

good luck to the seawolves this weekend, your forum is sure quiet this week.

fan

Anonymous said...

Yeah I don't get that, ussually he insults Sioux fans and then it becomes a moronathon. I am actually disappointed.

Donald Dunlop said...

The moronathons get tiresome.

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