Alright, so DM isn’t technically a message board, but our comments section sure comes close! (As any half-decent hyper-local blog should.)
So I thought you might all get a kick out of this recent list from Atlantic Cities detailing “The 20 Characters You’ll Meet on Every Neighborhood Message Board”. Not every single one applies – e.g. we don’t have any #18s (Reply All Guys) or #20s (Accidental Reply All Ladies), since there’s no reply all function on DM. But I’m sure you’ll notice as you go down the list, there will be more than one…or five…occasions when you’ll say to yourself…”That’s totally…so-and-so.”
So which are you?
I’ll post the 20 names for the characters below, but you’ll have to click over to Atlantic Cities to read the excellent and often hilarious descriptions. (Sorry, I still like to show my fellow blogs some link love.)
- 1. The moderator.
- 2. The comic.
- 3. The loose cannon.
- 4. The longtime resident.
- 5. The doubter.
- 6. The local business owner who is tasteful with his advertising.
- 7. The local-ish business owner who is not.