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Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

If the column is accurate, I would have thought that the web editor would be a little more tech savvy.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 22, 2016 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Meeting at Market opens Thursday

Oh, a sports bar built just to service the business crowd from Charleston Place and Doubletree. The upside is now there will be fewer douches in Henry's

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 22, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “PSA: North Charleston Coliseum issues parking alert for Tuesday's DMB show

Why would someone downvote DMB Dubstep?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on July 22, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

Like I said, thanks to all of y'all for participating in the comments over the years. (I suspect we'll continue to see many of you for years more to come.) We'll certainly miss some of the weird, unhinged banter that goes on down here. But personally, I won't miss the personal attacks, hateful language, circular bickering, and the threats enabled by easy-to-create anonymous accounts. That's not helping build our community. Like I said, it won't be perfect. Some people will continue to do whatever they can to hide behind bogus email addresses and fake accounts. But I guarantee there will be fewer threads that get hijacked by angry trolls trading anonymous ad hominem attacks.

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Posted by Sam Spence on July 22, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

Oh, snap! But I can't comment on my handle.

Just wait, we're all going to find out that CID_95 is actually a class of '97 guy, or that Pronghorn is actually an Ibex.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 22, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

Nooooooooo......all the good people that make this funny and a great read when I'm supposed to be working are going to be gone and only boring assholes remain. I like the funny assholes sooooooo much better. Will I have to be PC and watch my mouth now? That ain't happening, cause Imma have to be super jerkoff extraordinaire for the team now.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 22, 2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

Dear Sam,

You are obviously "IT Challenged". Let me fill you in on something; verified facebook? It's bullcrap. Nope, I'm not Jack Dawes; not hard to make a fake facebook -- IF you're not IT Challenged.

You should fire the person who suggested this. Obviously you attempted to do it so as to silence dissent. YOU FAILED.

Thank you for killing off the community.

Jackass.

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Posted by Jack Dawes on July 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

P&C used the same approach a few years back to eliminate their robust comment boards. I imagine the results will be much the same here. I'd stay and talk, but I suspect there will not be any consistent group to talk with.

Are these boards costly to operate?

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Posted by dmwallac on July 22, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Thank you for my beautiful life

Alison thank you for everything you've done. I owe my egalitarian marriage, my many wonderful female friends who support me that I've been able to foster over the years, and my positive body imagine to how open and embracing you were to me as a baby feminist so many years ago. A million thanks to you and all my love. You've certainly helped to make my world, and the world of countless others, a more beautiful place and I will be forever grateful.

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Posted by Jodie Kay on July 22, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Jeff Cook wants to sell your house if you're moving to Canada because of Trump or Clinton

Except that as an American you have NO right to move to Canada.
That is you have to apply for Canadian residency just like someone from Pakistan, India, China, etc. but given how SCREWED up American Nation (People) are as evident by:
1- our Choices being between the Lunatic Trump and Fraud Clinton.
2- It is 2016 USA still lacks something as basic as Government run Universal Socialized Single Payer Healthcare (NHS
3- One Mass Shooting after another and Repugs and Democrats and Wall Street Media, do not do anything about it
etc.

Then Canadian rather give residency to someone from Pakistan, India, China, etc. over someone from USA.

For more:
http://www.realnewspost.org/sa.php?a=67533

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Posted by Max Major on July 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

So what I gather is this: KG, Sam, the rest of the City Paper Ed team, and I are like some kind of special breed of person, homo superior mutants or something, who aren't afraid to put our faces and names next to our words. Good to know. I wonder what other abilities we have. Oooh ... I think I can see through clothes. Oh wait, I just got out of the shower and my towel fell. How embarrassing.

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Posted by chrishaire on July 22, 2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

I have no problem with this because my father taught me never to say or write anything that I wasn't willing to sign my name to.

It constantly surprises me how many people, especially in comment sections, weren't taught that.

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Posted by J. Chris Bourdier on July 22, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

I HATE FACEBOOK!
Yep, It's been fun! I don't belong to Facebook for a reason. The more personal information on the Internets, the more likely a person is to suffer identity theft because it is just another website with our personal info to be hacked. So, bye!

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

See y'all later.

It's been fun.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

The City Paper values civility? LOL.

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Posted by Jeff Allen 1 on July 22, 2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Why we're switching to Facebook-verified member accounts

No, Sam, you won't see me in the comments.
No Facebook for me, I'm out of here.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on July 22, 2016 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Red's Ice House Seabrook

My wife and I went to the beach with our dog. As we left we wondered if Red's was dog friendly. They were more than dog friendly, they gave us a great seat on the deck and brought our big dog a bowl of water. Almost every customer and server stopped by our table to pay him some attention.

The service and food were really good and the staff were super friendly.

We've been back twice since then for the all-you-can-eat crab legs and loved it. The wait during summer was pretty bad (it never crossed my mind that it was tourist season until we got there), during the off-season we never had to wait for a table.

Comparing the Seabrook location to the Mt Pleasant location it's hard to believe it's the same restaurant, the vibe is so different. The Mt Pleasant Red's is much more "rustic" and like a bar that happens to serve seafood. If that's your thing great, I prefer the more open and airy Seabrook location for it's laid back atmosphere. It's mid July as I write this and I can hardly wait for September, when I plan to be back at Red's.

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Posted by Phil Blevins on July 21, 2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Thank you for my beautiful life

Alison, I'm sorry I haven't commented before, but I didn't know what to say, too many feelings. I will just say, we will miss you, especially Catherine. It's tragic you had to go through this and having lost parents and lovers and friends, I can say with certainty when your suffering ends, we will continue to suffer, some longer than others. Maybelle will be fine and you will live on longest in her memory. That is what should be most important. For you, it's not the end, as no matter what you believe, it will be the beginning of a new chapter. Love you, Catherine's Mom, Carolyn

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Posted by Carolyn Springer-Smith on July 21, 2016 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Thank you for my beautiful life

Alison, I appreciate your bravery, love, and faith. You are an inspiration to females, feminists, in particular, and to people in general. I love you. You are living a full life. You are not going quietly into the night. You have left your mark on this Earth. I love you. May the Creator of the Universe surround you with peace and uplift you.

Love,
Debra
Debra J. Gammons

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Posted by Debra J. Gammons on July 21, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Charleston art galleries grapple with alcohol licensing following the Palette and Palate Stroll

Now if we could just get some enforcement of illegal short-term rentals.

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Posted by ImFromHere on July 21, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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