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First Comment (and Spelling) Fail

I followed a link from Beth’s blog to The Stranger’s site (somewhat unsafe for work), where Dan Savage is soliciting new definitions for the term ‘saddleback’. I scrolled down to the comments section, and spotted this:

First Comment (and Spelling) Fail

There’s an old, silly online tradition of posting ‘First!’ (or some variation) to popular forums or blogs. This is a particularly poor execution of that practice.

I wonder where this ‘first’ business started. Slashdot, maybe?

7 Responses to “First Comment (and Spelling) Fail”

  1. Beth

    Seriously, though, which definition of “saddleback” did you vote for?

  2. darren

    @Beth Yeah, I think #5 is the best bet as well.

  3. Dylan Parker

    I found it amusing that the commenter you are mocking is identified as *me*… which led me to think that Darren had left that comment :)

  4. VancityAllie

    It’s silly. The same thing happens on internet forums.. “first post!”.

    I guess some people are just proud of being a certain kind of early adopters/finders ;)

  5. Elizabeth

    The same thing happens on internet forums like “first post”.

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