Hearst Drops Banhammer On Disemvoweling

Hearst Drops Banhammer On Disemvoweling

Hearst Corporation, a large print, television, and internet publisher, has notified one of its bloggers that he needs to stop removing the vowels from certain comments on his blog. Apparently Hearst’s lawyers have some concerns about the practice.

Justice Department Takes Aim At Mean Commenters

Justice Department Takes Aim At Mean Commenters

Attention mean commenters: watch what you say or the Justice Department will hunt you down. Seriously! The U.S. Attorney in Nevada subpoenaed the Las Vegas Review-Journal to reveal the identities of two anonymous commenters whose statements could be read as mildly threatening to jurors involved in a tax case, if you’ve never read internet comments before.

Credit Card Company Threats Don't Scare Consumerist Readers

Credit Card Company Threats Don't Scare Consumerist Readers

When we wrote earlier about credit card companies’ threats to treat customers even worse in light of Congress passing credit card reform legislation, it ignited a righteous firestorm of consumer rage in the comments. Inside, our favorites.

Consumerist Sleuths Track Down Offending Domino's Store

Consumerist Sleuths Track Down Offending Domino's Store

Within only a couple of hours of our posting some gross-out videos of bad Domino’s employees last night, our readers Amy Wilson and whyerhead managed to track down the location, call the store directly to alert the manager, and send the address to Domino’s corporate. The only two clues they had were the YouTube handle of the uploader and a quick glimpse of the surrounding area as viewed through the drive-through window in one of the clips.

http://consumerist.com/2009/03/10/our-reader-hank-scorpio-while/

Our reader Hank Scorpio, while taking a break from plotting to take over the world, suggested an awesome web tool earlier today: Readability. Drag the bookmark to your browser’s bookmark bar, then click it when you’re on a badly cluttered page and watch magic happen. [via Hank Scorpio]

But How How Does The Bailout Affect Me?

But How How Does The Bailout Affect Me?

I wish someone could just explain this whole thing to me. How does it affect someone who has no stocks, investments etc. and just does the old fashioned “saving” I’m serious I don’t understand.

We Got In Google News

Hey, we got in Google News. Thanks to everyone who filled out the petition two weeks ago. Onwards and upwards, excelsior, etcetera. — BEN POPKEN

Help Us Get Into Google News

Help Us Get Into Google News

Help us spread the word about the Goodship Consumerist by lobbying for our inclusion in Google News.

Awesomist Reader Of The Week

Bill is awesome.

Commenters Slaughtered

Commenters Slaughtered

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Editorial Content And Direction, What Needs Improving?

There was discussion in “What Needs Improving On The Consumerist?” about editorial content and direction, so we’re opening up a separate post to discuss these issues.

Reminder: Anyone Can Be A Commenter

Just a friendly reminder: every reader can and should become a Consumerist commenter. The bar to entry is just insanely low: have a somewhat sane point, don’t type in all capital letters, and follow the process below…

How To Be A Consumerist Commenter

How To Be A Consumerist Commenter

Commenting on the Consumerist isn’t some elite club… just look at our commenters.