Okay, folks. This is it, the place where the rubber hits the road. No more recipes. And no more stupid, one-liner troll attacks. From here on out, they will be deleted.
For those of you who have wondered, “What is it with the whole recipe thing,” it is a tradition that evolved over at dailyKos. Their Scoop format, where readers are able to rate comments, has allowed the community to police the website; once a comment receives a certain number of troll ratings, it disappears. dKos diaries, however, presented a little thornier problem, since there was no ability to downrate them. Out of that dilemma was born the Kos recipe strategy: When a troll diary is posted, people respond by posting recipes, thereby simultaneously expressing their disapproval and depriving the troll of the ability to create any real discord.
Obviously, given our use of the Blogger format, we are constrained from using ratings to regulate our comments section, and our anonymous trolls seem to think it is insanely clever to post endless Portuguese recipes and comments like "Jerry McNerney is a L-O-S-E-R." It has gotten tedious.
As for myself, when I see comments that say “L-O-S-E-R” or propose a Portuguese "treat" laden with pork and lard, I just think of one thing:
Hat tip to SFBrianCL over at Calitics for the fine illustration of porcine corruption.