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Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 20:50
by Warren
I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 20:58
by D.A. Ridgely
That would be surprising because I suspect it generates a substantial percentage of the site's hits. They're revamping the entire site this weekend and warned about delays and disruption.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 21:28
by dead_elvis
What I find most interesting is the addition of the "report spam or abuse" flag. They've always made a point of being for all practical purposes moderation-free, and I have to think they are not naive about wading into those waters, but still. Do they *really* know what that's going to take and how unpleasant it will be while every troll in the star system tests the limits?

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 21:36
by D.A. Ridgely
dead_elvis wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 21:28
What I find most interesting is the addition of the "report spam or abuse" flag. They've always made a point of being for all practical purposes moderation-free, and I have to think they are not naive about wading into those waters, but still. Do they *really* know what that's going to take and how unpleasant it will be while every troll in the star system tests the limits?
Do you really think anyone at Reason will actually look at the reports?

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 13 Apr 2019, 22:25
by Aresen
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
13 Apr 2019, 20:58
That would be surprising because I suspect it generates a substantial percentage of the site's hits. They're revamping the entire site this weekend and warned about delays and disruption.
Are they going to add a woodchipper button?

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 15:40
by Kwix
Yes.
KMW wrote:Astute readers will notice that our longtime blog, Hit&Run, is gone.
https://reason.com/2019/04/14/welcome-t ... eason-com/

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 16:34
by lunchstealer
Wait, that announcement doesn't have a comments section. Where can we go to complain about threaded comments now?

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 16:43
by Hugh Akston
lunchstealer wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 16:34
Wait, that announcement doesn't have a comments section. Where can we go to complain about threaded comments now?
You can click/poke the fuschia comment icon at the top or bottom of the article.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 17:51
by Pham Nuwen
Someone pointed out grylliade outlasted hnr. Ha!

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 23:03
by Warren
Pham Nuwen wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 17:51
Someone pointed out grylliade outlasted hnr. Ha!
Perhaps. But I believe HnR started around 01. The Grylliade was what? I want to say 05. So we've got a few years before we're older than HnR at it's passing.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 23:05
by D.A. Ridgely
Warren wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 23:03
Pham Nuwen wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 17:51
Someone pointed out grylliade outlasted hnr. Ha!
Perhaps. But I believe HnR started around 01. The Grylliade was what? I want to say 05. So we've got a few years before we're older than HnR at it's passing.
Which is not, of course, what "outlasted" meant in that context, but yeah. Frankly, at first I thought it was a mistake and I still think it would be better to include more of the body of articles in the "Latest" stream, but it's otherwise pretty much the same thing and I stopped reading comments years ago.

ETA: I doubt the The Volokh Conspiracy gang will be happy with the change effectively lumping them into the mix that way, though.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 00:37
by Taktix®
H&R was so much better when Welch was editor.

And when it existed.

Fucking Thanos.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 00:37
by Eric the .5b
I draw a complete blank on other media outlets that still have a separate "site blog", anymore. It seems kinda sad. I guess that was just an Aughts thing that got long in the tooth.

All those moments will be lost in time, like salty ham tears in rain.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 08:15
by Warren
It's just so damned inconsiderate. We just created this forum and now it's anachronized already.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 12:11
by Jasper
Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 00:37
All those moments will be lost in time, like salty ham tears in rain.
Nice.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 16 Apr 2019, 12:24
by JasonL
Eric the .5b wrote:I draw a complete blank on other media outlets that still have a separate "site blog", anymore. It seems kinda sad. I guess that was just an Aughts thing that got long in the tooth.

All those moments will be lost in time, like salty ham tears in rain.
Yes. Nice.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 17 Apr 2019, 12:15
by Number 6
JasonL wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 12:24
Eric the .5b wrote:I draw a complete blank on other media outlets that still have a separate "site blog", anymore. It seems kinda sad. I guess that was just an Aughts thing that got long in the tooth.

All those moments will be lost in time, like salty ham tears in rain.
Yes. Nice.
Agreed. That was actually rather beautiful.

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Posted: 17 Apr 2019, 18:28
by Jennifer
The important thing is, the Big Terror thread still exists.

https://reason.com/2006/03/10/well-bust ... k#comments