For a linguistic/discourse/stylistics project, I would like to collect a large corpus of comments to blogs or online news that can be easily classified as left wing or right wing. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the possibilities, so can anyone who has been following American political sites more than I have suggest pairs of right-wing-ish / left-wing-ish sites I might want to look at? [more inside]
Why can't I comment on Blogspot blogs? The comment box doesn't even look right... [more inside]
Who is Hipolito M. Wiseman, and why is he leaving all those spam comments? [more inside]
Does anyone have any thoughts on the best way (and the best script?) to implement a commenting system for normal web pages? I am currently torn between setting up WordPress as a CMS which would provide that functionality or trying to find a script I can add to a page (and there are to be 40 or so separate pages each needing separate comment fields). [more inside]
What's the most efficient way to provide a MeFi-style x new comments count for a MeFi-style chat board? [more inside]
To encourage people to comment on your blog: The comments in a popup, or on the entry page itself? (And more generally, what design features encourage commenting?)
I came home from my two week vacation to find an enormous amount of comment spam on my MT weblog. I've now read this so I guess I know how to stop it from happening again (if I can figure out all the tech stuff), but deleting is turning out to be a nightmare. Is there some easier way to delete this than going into each post and individually deleting the spam comments?
Will future politicians have to explain their Web past [MI]? [more inside]