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The Huffington Post | Kat Patke | Posted 09.17.2012 | Celebrity

One of the most interesting aspects of celebrity stories is what comes after — your hilarious, occasionally rant-y and generally colorful responses ...

This Week's Commenter Round Up (Animated GIFs Ahoy!)

Kat Patke | Posted 08.20.2012 | Celebrity

One of the most interesting aspects of celeb stories is what comes after — your guys' hilarious, occasionally rant-y and generally colorful response...

Tell Me What to Do, Part 2

Phil Campbell | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Phil Campbell

Last week I wrote a post with the blunt headline, "Obama Wants My Donation: Tell Me What to Do." In it I threw it to HuffPost readers to, well, tell m...

Why Internet Commenters Hate My Movie

Bobcat Goldthwait | Posted 07.08.2012 | Comedy
Bobcat Goldthwait

Sometimes I can't help myself, and I do the worst thing imaginable in modern society. I read comments online. I'm not proud, but I've found some recurring themes about me and my new movie, God Bless America, that I'd like to address.

We're Not the Bad Guys, the Executives at Disney Are

Lori Day | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Lori Day

It's not about anti-girly, anti-pink, anti-sparkle or anti-princess; it's about anti-limitation.

Catholic Anger! (Web Version)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

No matter what you write, there are Catholics ready to take immediate offense, to explode in righteous anger, to threaten to report you to the proper authorities or, most of all, to correct.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Geraldo Rivera

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 03.28.2012 | Latino Voices

Fox News journalist Geraldo Rivera sparked outrage this week after he made controversial comments about slain teenager Trayvon Martin’s death. O...

I Would Boycott Limbaugh, If I Could

Paul Ruth | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Paul Ruth

It would be decent to assume in a free market that if a figure can exist, it will. In this particular case, Rush Limbaugh may take the podium acceptin...

Epigrams, Comments and a Wiser Insight From a Child

Ed Koch | Posted 04.28.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I am now in my 88th year, having celebrated my 87th birthday last December. I occasionally sit at my desk and experience a reverie, my mind thinking back to past events over my lifetime.

Smith College Alum Believes Her School Now Full Of Lesbians

Posted 03.07.2012 | College

Anne Spurzem doesn't like the women attending her alma matter these days. Spurzem wrote a letter to the editor of the Sophian this week complaining...

Your Best Comments

Posted 01.13.2012 | Women

It's been a lively week in the HuffPost Women comments section. From how people talk to single women to the downsides of living with your significant ...

The Power of Shutting Up in the Internet Age

Edward Muzio | Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology
Edward Muzio

Every ounce of attention, positive or negative, feeds more power to the content receiving it. That's the power of shutting up: it keeps you from voting for what you despise.

Six Tips for Writing the Perfect Piece of Hate Mail

Keli Goff | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Keli Goff

Here is a list of helpful hints to help you or the self-appointed critic in your life draft an effective piece of hate mail or blog comment that actually provokes thought as opposed to simply provoking chuckles.

I Know You Are but What Am I?! The Snark Epidemic in Modern Media Discourse

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We've gone from the repressive culture of the Victorian era, through the enforced civility of the 40's and 50's, past the wild rebellion of the 60's and 70's, right up to the Pit Bull Throat-Ripping Mentality of the 2000's.

WATCH: Your Grammar Sucks

Posted 09.10.2011 | Comedy

Jack is taking a stand against the horrible spelling and grammar displayed by most YouTube commenters by doing a dramatic reading of some of his favor...

New Community Guidelines!

MacGregor Thomson | Posted 08.17.2011 | Technology
MacGregor Thomson

I'm happy to announce today our new community guidelines. They've been updated to more accurately reflect the main goal for the community, which is to promote a civil, positive and constructive commenting environment.

Should Facebook Be the Web's Comment Police?

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

A new Facebook commenting add-on puts even more power in the hands of Facebook which not only has 600 million people visiting its own site, but now has its tentacles into perhaps millions of other websites.

Is Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder Or The Beholdee?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Clearly there is a distinction between feeling attractive and looking attractive and between looking good to oneself as opposed to looking good to others.

Evolution of a Citizen Journalist

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

I took on the role of citizen journalist to make a meaningful contributions to the deafening din of non-stop news reporting. The web is bloated with scattered data. I hope to add a bit of wisdom.

HuffPost Comments: Addressing Concerns About Our Community Moderator Badge

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Adam Clark Estes

About six months ago, we launched the HuffPost Badges program. Since the launch of the badge, a number of readers have expressed some concern about community moderators abusing their deletion powers and scrubbing posts.

Announcing the HuffPost Pundit Badge Program

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Clark Estes

Commenters earn a Pundit badge by consistently contributing insightful, informative, and engaging commentary. They are being recognized for driving discussions and adding value to our news coverage -- regardless of their political leanings.

Happy Dog Days of Summer Are Here Again

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last weekend, seemingly everyone wanted to come to the beach to cool off, but I had better plans: with a group of friends, I went in the opposite direction to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.

Commenters React to Boston Globe Piece on Anonymous Commenters

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Neil Swidley's article gives a behind-the-scenes look at who some of these aggressive and often verbose rabble rousers are, and what they take away from participating in the comment section below stories.

Facebook Comments Getting A "Like" Button

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Love a snarky comment written in response to a status update ? Thrilled by a helpful suggestion offered on your Facebook wall? Facebook is adding a ...