Monday, January 30, 2017

Calculated Risk Comment Site Nuked

During and after the Great Recession, I used to hang out quite a bit on the CalculatedRisk Blog site. The comment section was a separate web site filled with an eclectic, but generally bright mix of people from all walks of life. Each had a different view of the elephant that is our financial system. Over the years, I drifted away, but would still occasionally read the blog posts.

On January 25, the comment site administrator posted that the comment site was shutting down indefinitely.

The last time I visited the comments, some of the old regulars were still there, but there were also some active trolls, doing what the Internet does -- turning everything into Boaty McBoatface. A long time ago, it was useful resource, but it had become a toilet and finally got flushed. Good call, Bill.

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  1. Agreed. HCN used to be a great debate forum, whereas now the trolls make it entirely unbearable. Sad, but necessary.

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    1. TJandTheBear,

      It's hard to believe what it became. The early years were very educational.

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  2. It is not hard to believe what it became. The demise was inevitable once the bad apples learned there were no consequences to bad acting.

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    1. Rob Dawg,

      Gresham's Law applied to comments.

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  3. Muddy Economist is doing a nice rss feed from Calculated Risk and I have reactivated my blog so there isn't much loss.

    Big day for metals eh?

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    1. Metals have had some big up days recently. I haven't changed my core position since 2012. I'll check out muddy economist. Thanks.

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