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I see why ATL took away the comment section

So they can post "sponsored" content from bad schools withou irishlaw06/15/16
I honestly think it was because Shannon Achimalbe (pseudonam anonattempt06/15/16
I have a different theory (just a theory, though. I have no municipald106/15/16
I agree, I used to get a kick out of the comments section. anonattempt06/16/16
It's definitely not worth my time to read ATL. I used to che cranky06/16/16
I remember being First. bcls03/13/18
Agreed, the comments were the reason I went to the site back plunky03/10/18
Just because something isn't sponsored content, doesn't mean trollfeeder06/15/16
I guess I am in the minority here but I always found the ATL therewillbeblood04/16/18
I agree that the comments were boringly stupid, but compared wolfman04/16/18
Right, but is Maine a fully accredited law school accredited lilgub04/16/18
How 'bout 'em Bonobos, Partner Emeritus? wolfman04/16/18
it was my hope that once ATL comments bit the dust, Partner williamdrayton04/16/18
Yeah I agree. Partner Emeritus was funny. He was good at wh bizzybone131305/17/18
irishlaw (Jun 15, 2016 - 4:37 pm)

So they can post "sponsored" content from bad schools without it getting ripped on.

http://abovethelaw.com/2016/06/make-an-impact-with-a-degree-from-maine-law/

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anonattempt (Jun 15, 2016 - 5:09 pm)

I honestly think it was because Shannon Achimalbe (pseudoname) is the significant other of one of the ATL editors, and her articles were always super-stupid, consisting of her doling out condescending career advice despite the fact that she was habitually unemployed, and she would get ripped on hard-core (deservedly, I think) in the comments section every time. I never saw any offensive comments on ATL that would have actually warranted shutting down the comments section.

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municipald1 (Jun 15, 2016 - 6:34 pm)

I have a different theory (just a theory, though. I have no idea why the comment section was removed)-- ATL got sued for defamation and settled the suit after extensive litigation.

The long term commentators were bringing it up more and more frequently (the main defendant was Elie Mystal-- you can see why that was blood in the water for the comment section). ATL probably wanted to put the kibosh on that, among other things.

In related news, Harrison Barnes has written a really long, really crazy rant about ATL. You can find it on google. It's entertaining. Apparently Barnes had a long history with one of ATL's main sponsors.

I will never go back to ATL. The comment section was the only thing worth reading.

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anonattempt (Jun 16, 2016 - 9:36 am)

I agree, I used to get a kick out of the comments section. I used to visit ATL about once a week. I've been back once since I heard they deleted the comments section.

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cranky (Jun 16, 2016 - 11:51 am)

It's definitely not worth my time to read ATL. I used to check it out every few weeks, but that was over a decade ago. They are boring and irrelevant to my practice.

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bcls (Mar 13, 2018 - 6:40 pm)

I remember being First.

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plunky (Mar 10, 2018 - 2:42 pm)

Agreed, the comments were the reason I went to the site back in law school. I was on their site multiple times per day. I might read 1-2 articles there each year now.

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trollfeeder (Jun 15, 2016 - 8:20 pm)

Just because something isn't sponsored content, doesn't mean it isn't paid for, that's the problem. 75% of their content is paid for filler at this point, with a few of the pieces at the top of the page being original editorial content. It is a sinking ship. Sad.

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therewillbeblood (Apr 16, 2018 - 8:57 am)

I guess I am in the minority here but I always found the ATL comment section boringly stupid.Same people making the same dumb jokes on every post.

And I am a JDU poster so I have a pretty high tolerance.

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wolfman (Apr 16, 2018 - 10:21 am)

I agree that the comments were boringly stupid, but compared to 95% of ATL's actual content they were pure solid gold.

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lilgub (Apr 16, 2018 - 11:32 am)

Right, but is Maine a fully accredited law school accredited by the ABA?

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wolfman (Apr 16, 2018 - 11:47 am)

How 'bout 'em Bonobos, Partner Emeritus?

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williamdrayton (Apr 16, 2018 - 12:09 pm)

it was my hope that once ATL comments bit the dust, Partner Emeritus would join the Dome - that was an absolutely hilarious sock. the impersonation of a stuffed-shirt, Boomer biglaw partner was so spot on you can't help but wonder if the guy was real.

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bizzybone1313 (May 17, 2018 - 5:26 am)

Yeah I agree. Partner Emeritus was funny. He was good at what he did— he’ll even exceptional.

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