Join the Free Comments Defense League!

It began as a comment on Steven Humour's post Comment On This Post, Receive No Credits, But Still Laugh At the Video. Being the smart ass that I am, after commenting on the video, I said:
P.S. If you would like to give me 3 EntreCard Credits for this comment, I’ll be happy to accept the transfer.

Steven, being the smart ass that he is, sent me five EntreCard Credits.

I responded to that gesture and Steven suggested we form a club where we drop EntreCards on blogs that have SezWho installed and ask for credit donations. Since we do not have SezWho installed, we will not receive credits from EntreCard, so it's only fair that the blog owners send us credits for our comments, right? In case any of you were wondering, as we have all recently learned from The New Yorker, satire is a good thing, right?

Thus, just a few hours ago, the Free Comments Defense League was born complete with a graphic and a blogroll.

If you believe in freely giving comments without anything in exchange and wish to join the blogroll, please comment here with your blog name, email address and URL. I will send you the code to install in your sidebar. Membership in the FCDL is limited to 100 blogs.

Thanks for reading, and don't forget our first meeting next Thursday night at 8:00 pm UT-5!

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LadyJava said...

heheheh.... can i have some point donation as well?? dropping 300 cards on all six cards is tedious work..lolzz

Great movement.. I'm in with only two blogs as not to hog a great cause :)

July 20, 2008 9:04 AM
Daisy said...

I am FOR the Free Comments Defense League! I do not think I will join the blogroll though because I have too many on my sidebars already. I am supposed to be reducing them!

July 20, 2008 2:50 PM
hparis said...

hey, still count me in. the code you sent me earlier didn't work though. Is the image supposed to be linked? When I do a mouseover on yours, nothing happens.


July 20, 2008 8:22 PM
crazy working mom said...

So, by leaving a comment here what kind of reward am I getting?! There's gotta be something in it for me!!!

Juuuuuuuuust kiddin'. I have removed SezWho from my blog. It was majorly slowing down my load time and wasn't working as it should with blogger. Those pop ups were a bit annoying as well.

July 20, 2008 11:19 PM
The BoBo said...

Count me in. So, just how many credits will I get? JJ

Send me the code - I'm all in! I like the idea!

July 21, 2008 12:12 AM
Ana said...

I didn't install SezWho and join all the Hooray's which started in the first hours after the announcement. I am totally for the Free Comments Defense League! Count us in!

July 21, 2008 7:16 AM
Matthew S. Urdan said...


July 21, 2008 8:50 AM
AmyOops said...

I wanna play too..
count me in

July 21, 2008 9:15 AM
carey @ said...

Hello Matt! Thanks for the invitation... count me in as well.

Happy Steps travel blog
happysteps1107 at

have a great week ahead!

July 21, 2008 9:45 AM
AmyOops said...

amyoops at live dot com

sorry bout that

July 21, 2008 10:07 AM
Azure Islands Designs said...

I completely agree with the concept of the Free Comments Defense League!!!

I thank you for inviting me to join the group...but I've decided not to join at this time.

July 21, 2008 1:05 PM
Kloggers said...

Thank goodness ... I was beginning to think that I was the only person who is grateful for every comment and believe it is wrong to judge others.
Also little extra added note for those in Blogger: mine is a Blogger blog and SezWho rates the posts not the comments - so all the posts become 2.5.
I welcome all comments - even one word ones!
Count me in ... please send me the code.

Cheers, Polly

July 21, 2008 3:22 PM
tashabud said...

I've been commenting in your blog without any credits before, so why would it be any different now? I've commented on your posts and on others because I liked what I've read and not because of any kind of incentives.

Anyway, I didn't install Sezwho, so go ahead and count me in.

July 21, 2008 5:11 PM
The Natural State Hawg said...

I'm not a fan of that SezWho junk. Fortunately, it appears that the service is having a lot of trouble and people are getting rid of it.

Hey, let's all comment on posts we like just for the heck of it. Novel idea!

The Natural State Hawg

July 21, 2008 5:46 PM

I chucked my sezwho when I realized how it worked. I would love to be a member of your free comments defense league. Please sign me up.

Thank you,
Shelly M.
The Mom With Brownies

July 21, 2008 6:23 PM
Grandy said...

You are too funny, and I always love a smartass. :)

I have the SezWho on my website, but am still learning about it, and not sure I will keep it. Funny...I was stopping and commenting already before the bribery started. ;)

I'll bring the chips & dip to the mtg.

July 22, 2008 1:43 AM
faeryrowan said...

Hahaha! Donations, really? I still have SezWho on my blog, and I understand now the "violent reactions" it is getting after days of having it there. But still like Grandy up there, I'm new to it and I'm still learning how it works. My "commenting ways" have not changed because of this. I comment on posts which I can relate to and those I find interesting whether or not they have SezWho or entrecard widgets on their site.

I still "believe in freely giving comments without anything in exchange." So if you'd welcome a SezWho user like me, I'd like to join the FCDL. Or am I already disqualified? *wink*

July 22, 2008 3:44 AM
Jena Isle said...

Hi Matt, I am in a fix.

July 22, 2008 7:38 AM
Scotty's Princess said...

I don't know if I am experiencing the Sezwho bug but I've tried to install it in both of my blogs but to no avail. Everytime I get to post comments to blogs of my interests, I wasn't expecting to gain credits nor be commended for the comments I make. "Bribing" bloggers is not the best way to encourage and motivate bloggers to read and comment. It wouldn't make so much difference if we receive credits or not for the comments posted as long as they are genuine comments.

I would love to be included in your 100 list.

July 22, 2008 9:59 AM
Lainy said...

Making your presence felt through commenting on blogs is one of the ways to increase traffic. But getting credits because of comments posted? Not bad. It will come only as a bonus but that shouldn't be our motivation.

I post comments on blogs that interests me and I can closely relate to. Free Defense Comments League is a brilliant idea.

Count me in!

July 22, 2008 10:05 AM
Scotty's Princess said...

Please send the code to my email: The blogs to be included have the following URLs:

July 22, 2008 10:34 AM
Scotty's Princess said...

Please send the code to my email: The blogs to be included have the following URLs:

Thanks a lot!

July 22, 2008 10:34 AM
carey @ said...

Hi again Matt, the graphic just made me wonder if the FCDL is open to non-US bloggers like me? A friend wanted to join but was hesitant coz of the graphic. hehehe... Just so you'd know. Anyway, thanks for spearheading the FCDL. It's another way of making a statement about the concept of commenting. :)

July 22, 2008 5:50 PM
Carol said...

I thought I signed up for this already. Hmmmm...

Okay. Trying again.
carol at moxley dot com

July 22, 2008 10:39 PM
Matthew S. Urdan said...

Thanks everyone for commenting and/or joining the FCDL! I think I've gotten to all of you with the code and that you are up and running on the blogroll. If any of you need any help or have any questions, please let me know!


July 23, 2008 8:05 AM
Carol said...

Question: I'm unclear about the credit donation for comments part of the FCDL. Can I get the "For Dummies" explanation, please?

July 23, 2008 10:04 AM
faeryrowan said...

Yey, I'm in. Please send the code to louriepeck at gmail dot com. Thanks and more power to FCDL!

July 23, 2008 12:57 PM
Scotty's Princess said...

Thanks Matt for that comprehensive explanation on my blog. You practically came to my rescue, hehe.

July 23, 2008 6:28 PM
Lerlyn said...

hi! pls count me in..thank you!

Twerlermz Blog

July 25, 2008 7:57 AM
Grandy said...

Sorry it took so long to get back here and get my email to you.

I guess I need "the code"?


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