Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. ragarms

    ragarms said, over 2 years ago

    I sure wish 9 Chickweed Lane ( been following since late October last) had a comments section.

  2. Craig66

    Craig66 said, over 2 years ago


    I second the motion.

  3. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Brooke McEldowney does not permit comments for his strips. He probably doesn’t want discussion hijacked by some troll, distracting attention from the strip itself.

  4. Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan Mason said, over 2 years ago


    Quite – look at the comments on the Andy Capp page. Although, why refer to people as trolls?

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    @Jonathan Mason

    Troll has a specific meaning. It is someone who uses public comment sections as a convenient and anonymous space in which to denounce, insult, and attack persons, policies, or groups that the troll fears and therefore hates, irrespective if his comments have any actual connection to the cartoon that the space is provided to comment upon.

    Like a guy in a mask crashing a party, cursing all the other guests, and trying to provoke a fight.

    Some fora have editors, and comments don’t get posted until the editor (or moderator) has read them and judged them to be neither abusive or irrelevant. Others require that the comment not be anonymous, but the posters give their real names and cities of residence. Either method will prevent trolling, but the former is expensive, and the latter is stifling. - Many people really can’t post political opinions for an assortment of reasons if they can’t post anonymously.

  6. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    @Jonathan Mason

    Because some people try to provoke others to anger with irritating comments unrelated to anything said or done as if they feed off the disruption and anger.

    Definition of internet troll

  7. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    @Jonathan Mason

    Can be thought either a small, ugly monster dwelling under bridges or dragging a baited hook looking to snare the unwary

  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw said, over 2 years ago


    That’s what I wish, too. Its a really interesting comic, (most of the time) and sometimes topical enough to generate some lively discussion, if the ones for this comic are any example.

  9. Chris

    Chris said, over 2 years ago

    It still would be great if 9 Chickweed Lane had comments. It is a most unusual comic.

  10. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, over 2 years ago

    Troll example: I have addressed the issue of trolls in the past and was immediately insulted by DHG, because I am a liberal and he is not.

  11. nurbz

    nurbz said, over 2 years ago


    Oh no, no, no. Brooke McEldowneyhas no problem with political discussion or trolls. He indulges in enough of it himself in A Demon Nest of Sentiments. No his problem is criticisms or having to explain the pompous and disjointed incoherencies displayed in PIBGRON to us lowly peons.

  12. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 2 years ago

    @Jonathan Mason

    You see a lot of examples of trolls on this strip. They refer to other people as “right wing-nuts”, “RepuliCONS”, “ReTHUGlicans”, and “climate change deniers” and put on holier-than-thou airs. Just ignore them.

  13. $$i9

    $$i9 said, over 2 years ago

    Troll, as in trolling for suckers, although these suckers aren’t necessarily bottom feeders.

  14. carrman510

    carrman510 said, over 2 years ago

    I love Brookes work also, but as of late Pibgorn has been a bore and I’m currently ignoring it.

  15. sixam

    sixam said, over 2 years ago

    You can post comments about 9 Chickweed Lane on the ArcaMax website.

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