Sunday, January 21, 2007

Requesting feedback

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to put up a post where we can talk about what kind of things you like most/least about this site. What content do you wish there was less of? What do you want to see more of?

How do you feel about entries that are
-about plagiarism
-found photos/objects
-random what-is-it pages(e.g. the albino buffalo one, the "do you want to be pig y/n" one)
-podcasts
-commentary on news (e.g. the daily, that one yahoo news article about marriage)
-anything else

25 Comments:

Blogger Dakiwiboid said...

-about plagiarism
I think pretty much everything's been said about plagiarism.
-found photos/objects
These are funny!
-random what-is-it pages(e.g. the albino buffalo one, the "do you want to be pig y/n" one)
Odd, but great.
-podcasts
I'm of two minds on these. They can be good, but I'm not always in the mood for them.
-commentary on news (e.g. the daily, that one yahoo news article about marriage)
Meh.
-anything else
Papers! Lots of student papers!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i completely agree with the person above me.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and below me.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blow me.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous sarah said...

i love the examples of just plain bad writing the best, plus whatever random whatsit pages

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason I come to this site is because of badly written student papers with comments and cartoons all over them. When anything else is posted, I am disappointed. (Although the objects have been good too.)

I hate the podcasts especially.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason I come to this site is because of badly written student papers with comments and cartoons all over them. When anything else is posted, I am disappointed. (Although the objects have been good too.)

I hate the podcasts especially.

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry... I don't know how that happened. And since it's anonymous I can't delete the 2nd one. I suck.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Egmay said...

"The reason I come to this site is because of badly written student papers with comments and cartoons all over them. When anything else is posted, I am disappointed. (Although the objects have been good too.)"

I mostly agree. The horrible examples of writing are the best, and I always prefer complete papers. Found objects can also be entertaining when incredibly odd (like underwear, wtf?). The random pages seem kind of like cheating. Maybe if we could get stuff going in the comments about their meanings more often, perhaps prompted by you, that would work out better. I also like the news commentaries, especially when they're poorly written or weird as hell.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like student papers and found photos/objects. I also love random what-is-it pages. The Sad man without goats was amazing!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been said: student papers. Love them.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Joel said...

I have to say I love the basics: badly written papers, wry comments, silly comics. Anything else is okay, but it makes me think "that space coulda been used for another football player paper!"

Why is everyone suddenly anonymous?

8:55 AM  
Anonymous not anonymous said...

I completely agree with you, Joel.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a fan of the podcasts at all. Commentary on Michigamua was hilarious though, so I'm a fan if you can mock the news with such talent.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

OMG, the Caribbean podcast was amazing! But my favorite feature is the worst papers. So lots of those, por favor.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

I agree with most of the commenters so far -- the basics are good. Crummy, mediocre, cliched, or pretentious papers, or ones that were obviously written in a hurry, are gold. With lots of snark added in ink, especially the stick figure cartoons. And I, like some of the other commenters, am sometimes disappointed when only the first page or so of a crummy essay is included (although maybe sometimes part of the document is all you have, or all you had time to do).

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to see crappy papers with hilarious commentary.

that's it.

only that.

the rest is unfunny and stupid and a waste of time.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your comments and cartoons on the student papers absolutely rule. I've only ever listened to the "Carribean" podcast, but it was a treasure. The random what-is-it stuff is also good. The rest, as the first guy says, meh.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't listen to the podcasts. so anything other than those.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous jeremy said...

I'm fine with "other" stuff as long as it is provided supplementary to the crappy papers and not instead of them.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous ko said...

i have to say my least favorite things are the podcasts- even though i did one of them, haha.

12:06 AM  
Blogger whit said...

i love the found photos and objects. the silly random pages are great. papers are the best.

on that note, i found a mildly amusing resume and a priceless eng124 paper in the library today. i will send them your way as soon as i have time :)

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love student papers...especially the hilarious freshman/idiotic people ones...and the fact that they usually involve plagarism makes this a double win for us readers!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous dana khan said...

I never did this.

I love the podcasts. I think that it takes a particularly special paper for them to work, but I do love them.

I like your edits on bad papers. I'd like it if you did "the best of the Daily" one day too just detailing stupid articles written in the Daily (the one about the date auction, perhaps?).

I like found photos that are dumb flyers/ads/handouts.

I'm fascinated by USB data but I doubt most people appreciate it...

7:20 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

The terrible student papers (with plenty of edits and comics) always make me laugh. I hope that you find more stories like "It's in the Name" and "Hold the Sprinkles".
Those aren't as painful to read as the "research" (research = wikipedia!) papers. Your commentary reminds me of MST3k. But mocking crappy student papers instead of B-movies.

6:11 PM  

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