Love Thy Commenter: A Day For Appreciation On Siliconera


All right, so this coming Monday is Valentine’s Day — an occasion that, knowing our readers, will no doubt be spent playing Dragon Quest VI or eagerly waiting to see if Aksys announce Arcana Heart 3 for a U.S. release.


(Although, I know some of you guys own LovePlus…)


We’ve had people suggest in recent times that we organize some sort of community activity here on Siliconera to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We liked the thought of trying to do a pure community post, so after giving the subject some thought, we came up with our whacky “love thy commenter” idea — an experiment that goes against the very essence of the Internet, which thrives off the complete and utter hatred of everything.


Here’s the gist of it: this post is for our community to show appreciation for their favourite fellow commenters. To talk about which commenters they like and why. Do you like a certain commenter because you see them post interesting comments regularly? Who is it, and why do you like them?


Is there someone who shares your taste in games? Someone you think is genuinely humorous? Do you have a favourite commenter? Do you want to send them a box of Valentine’s Day e-chocolate? Fire away and spread the love!


Note: Any sort of subtle trolling/bashing/spiteful comments will not be tolerated, and will result in an instant ban, no questions asked. Let’s keep it good and clean, folks. Remember: appreciation, not snark.


Adorable Pikachu image sourced from Himeish’s page on Deviantart.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.