I started reading Jezebel.com when they reported on Terry Richardson‘s bad behavior, earlier this year. I was really impressed by the muck-raking spirit of the writer, who followed the story with several updates.
One was about how awesome Tavi was to openly condemn Richardson on her blog. I wrote to the author to whine that I had blogged about Richardson weeks before Tavi did, but she graciously ignored me.
I wanted to at least get in on the comment action, so I typed into the comment box, innocently thinking that mere mortals could state their opinions. But no, far from it! I’ve been meaning to share this discovery for ages, so here, let Jezebel explain it to you in their own words:
How do I get approved to comment?
We only approve the comments we love–so make sure you’re adding something of quality to the post. Stay on-topic and seek to further the conversation. Leave us a juicy story on the #tips page or throw your hat into the ring of our open forums.
If we approve your comment, your username and password will be activated and you’ll be able to login and comment freely from then on (or at least until you get banned).
Do you have any tips for auditioning?
Leaving multiple high-quality comments on different threads with your newly created account increases your chances of getting approved.
Show your stuff–make your audition a worthy addition. “Firsts!”, “yays” and “nays” will be summarily ignored. See Lifehacker’s Guide To Weblog Comments for suggestions on how to begin.
We value intelligent contributions, respect for community etiquette, good grammar, and not feeding the trolls. Proper use of punctuation, capitalization and time taken in typing will earn you extra points. Ignoring any of the above will subtract considerably.
Whoa! Life is too short to spend time auditioning to comment at Jezebel, don’t you think?