I just don't get it, I guess. We read articles on this site, and then we post comments accusing them of being either flamebait, or trolls, or fanboys.
Yet, not only does the flamebait fanboy troll article get approved, it gets some good heat. Here I am looking for well thought out, well written articles and the FTF (Flamebait Troll Fanboy) articles are getting more heat.
For the record I'm not referring to the stories that get hot because they're actually big news. I don't begrudge "Latest Uncharted 3 gameplay footage" or something similar hitting 500 degrees. What is bugging me is the articles that have 54 comments on them when 30 of those comments are calling the author a troll. You're giving hits to a story then complaining that the story was written to generate hits. Or saying "the author is obviously a ps3/360/wii fanboy"
Just so you know, COMMENTS GENERATE HEAT. So if you're looking for well written, reasonably fair articles, comment on one when you find it. Leave the FTF articles alone. If you can tell by the summary that the author is a troll, don't click on the "Read Full Story" link. If you're a contributor, there is a "Trolling" option in the Report menu. Don't let it get posted. Alternately you could refuse to submit an FTF article.
I really hope you ALL follow this advice on the grounds that IT'S NOT THAT F#$&ING HARD.