If I could ask a favour of youse guys?

Tomorrow is a travel day for me and therefore there won’t be all that much to munch over and discuss here.

Could I ask you to go take the time to register as a commenter over at Forbes? Yes, I do know it’s a pain. However, there’s a little experiment that I want to try, that we might try, on Thursday.

I think I’ve seen something about the system there. And if I have seen what I think I have then I’d like to test it out. And that means some number of you, my dearest commentators, being able to comment over there.

So, please do get sorted so that you can.

25 comments on “If I could ask a favour of youse guys?

  1. Everything is a Befehl to you, innit.

    The idea that capitalists could voluntarily collaborate, especially for no immediate payment is entirely alien to you.

    Personally, cannae do. Conference shit all day.

  2. Where did he ask us to rent boys ? Is this one of your tendencies Arnald that you want us to share ?

  3. Last time I commented at Forbes it screwed up my email for a few days. So nothing personal, but no.

    This is the free market response, not the Arnald response.

  4. PF

    If Murphy posted this, what would the reaction be?

    “If I could ask a favour of youse guys?

    I think I’ve seen something about the system there. And if I have seen what I think I have then I’d like to test it out. And that means some number of you, my dearest commentators, being able to comment over there.

    ?

  5. Well, I’m a sucker for a pretty face so I’ve signed up. I hope I don’t regret this when I’m sober.

  6. Arnald – if murphy posted that it would make more sense than all of his other posts combined.

  7. Signed up. Hope it’s a good show on Thursday. Do I have to bring my own rent boys?

  8. Oh well, I tried. I was already a subscriber but I forgot my password.

    They email you a URL that is 64 characters long, that you can’t click on, nor can you copy and paste.

    Sorry Tim, but I am that lazy…

  9. Arnald. Tim still has a column at Forbes. So we have these conversations in the comments, here. Murphy was ditched, so he doesn’t.

  10. Call me cynical, but I’m guessing Forbes articles which receive more comments get pushed to the top of the “most commented” list, which ten draws in other readers, which means Tim gets more money.

    That said, my natural curiosity compels me to sign up regardless.

    Tim adds: I wouldn’t call you cynical for that. Perceptive perhaps, but not cynical.

  11. Arnald, can you not see the difference between people commenting here – where anything can be said, and argument had, even if it’s as piss-weak as your idiot blather – and Murphy’s egoblog, where he censors any comment he doesn’t like, including those which merely correct him on observable, recorded facts?

    Does that not in and of itself tell you something?

    You fucking idiot.

  12. Due to domain problems my email changed to .org.

    Can’t find anywhere in my account that allows me to change the address. Ain’t signing up again.

    I’m gonna beat them (he said stamping his feet) and find the way to change.

    Too late for you though Tim!

    Sorry

  13. I’m quickly regretting it. The Forbes website is horrendous – every headline is pure click-bait (today’s top headline: “The 1 Habit That Will Make You Happier And More Productive”), and adverts leap out at you from all sides. Merely scrolling down the page causes more spinning and more adverts. It’s an exercise in frustration.

    Personally I’d be ashamed to see my name alongside “6 Ways to Burn Your Belly Fat Fast”. I’m sure they pay well, but there must be better outlets for Tim’s writing than the gutter-rag that Forbes has become.

  14. I’m quite sure, Andrew M, that if Tim is getting paid more, he’ll reward thems what is responsible. I just hope Big Scandium is more reliable than Big Oil, I’ve been a climate sceptic since about 1998 (when I resigned from the RSPB because of its advocacy on AGW) and have yet to receive one cheque.

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