jjoyce wrote: I mean, the original post was trying to convince me that we NEED a local comedy thread on this board (to compete with the Onion evidently, or something).
For someone who works in journalism your reading comprehension sucks. The intent of the this thread was not to be an Onion style thread to make you chuckle, but a subsection to promote local comedy.
blunt wrote:Here's what I want now:
Can we get a COMEDY division?
Not a place to be funny in. We are hilarious wherever we are.
A place that's specific to comedy and comedy shows.
ARTS isn't enough and even though comedy can be found at the music venues listings, MUSIC overshadows any COMEDY news.
I have rarely been critical of Isthmus, but both this constant belittling attitude and defensive and condescending posturing of Isthmus employees on both TDPF and the print edition lately is quite nauseating. It's sad watching a beloved institution like Isthmus and TDPF go down the tubes (in quality and customer focused attitude). What's even more insulting is the overwhelming attitude that the readers and forum participants are not the customers. We may not be the paying customers, but with out us the advertisers who are the paying customers will disappear right along with us. We readers and forons are the commodity that sells your ad space, if you can't recognize that you are doomed. Quite frankly, your collective attitude lately sucks and you need to find a renewed interest in customer service to both the paying and non-paying customers. Stop the defensive posturing and get back to the basics of creative and quality journalism, be open to suggestions and acknowledge and appreciate your readers. Remember, the readers and forons may not pay the bills, but we pay the bills of those who pay your bills.