Flies in the Soup


Blog P.I. provides an in-depth analysis of the new “Hotsoup” political site. Verdict: It ain’t so hot.

I concur with the analysis, and add —

I’ve been messing around on Internet discussion forums for more than a dozen years. I go back to pre-Web forums like the original CompuServe and Prodigy, and the inglorious Usenet. And I’ve participated in all kinds of web forums. And I’ve run this blog for a while. I’m an old hand at Internet debate, in other words. But I’ll be damned if I can figure out how the Hotsoup “discussion loops” are supposed to work. I can’t find threads, just disjointed comments that don’t seem to attach to anything else. Very weird.

In any event, the site’s a crashing bore.

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  1. Roxanne  •  Oct 26, 2006 @12:34 am

    Confess now! You were on The Well, too!

  2. maha  •  Oct 26, 2006 @8:57 am

    Not too much The Well. I got on it a couple of times but wasn’t a regular.