About Posting ‘First!’

A quick note to our visitors who like to post ‘first!’ as a comment: I’m getting more and more reactions from people who find this annoying. It was fun for a while, but we’ve seen enough of those. Let’s keep comments on topic – ‘first’ posts will be removed from now on, thanks!

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  • Daryl Van Humbeck

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    FFFFFFFFFair enough.

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Difficult, isn’t it? ;-)

      • Anonymous

        You have no idea

        • Kram1032

          It wouldn’t have been correct anyway. Daryl was f- faster

          • Liquid Forge Studios


  • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

    Oh, and W00t! I’ve got my own posts category with my face on it! On my way to getting famous %^)

  • http://www.froz.be Renaat Vervaeke

    Okay, that would be lame!
    I totally agree.
    ‘First’ post, as wel as ‘fist’ posts (you’ve written it wrong in your last sentence ;), should be removed.

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Whoops! Fixed. 

      • http://twitter.com/elipsear elipsear

        Talking about fists… will them be deleted if posted by Chuck Norris? xD

  • http://twitter.com/makuikui -(0_0)-

    It’s annoying.

  • cornelius

    How about “Second!”? :)

  • Hugh

    Eighth!!! :)

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      *shakes fist in anger!* ;-)

  • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

    These ‘status’ posts are great for goofing around a bit and having a chat. I’ll do them more often!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=847895146 Andrew Porter


  • http://twitter.com/martin_lindelof Martin Lindelöf

    I think ‘first’ posts are just cute and they’re everywhere. just shows that there are people staying on bn.com and hitting refresh a lot ^^

    • yudhir

      barnes and noble??

      • http://www.FreezingMoon.org/ Dread Knight

        He probably meant to say this website… heh xD

    • http://www.FreezingMoon.org/ Dread Knight

      Do you also find spam cute or people knowing on your door and running away?

  • Sparks_matt


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AREXO5MV4ZYED3OME4YY77TYPM RICHARD

    Especially Links to commercial site.now that’s annoying! However never keep a blind eyes of what could effects our blender community interests.I smell “Autodesk” spies here…

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Spam messages are usually filtered out anyway.

  • http://www.FreezingMoon.org/ Dread Knight

    Nobody gives a fuck if you’re first posting on a thread on the internet.

    Most likely there are others before you who read the post/article/thread.

    You’re probably some dumb kid, even if you made a comment along with your “first”.

    It’s not like you climbed mount Everest or something, it’s just garbage data, similar to spam.

    I guess we need to give it more time before people will start acting up nicer on the internet.

    Same goes for second, third and so on…

  • Erick

    Let the first to be first ;)

  • Rkt2u

    Certainly, i’m not the first :-D

  • Dan

    hehe, when you work with software, which requires a lot of work around action to take I came up with a work around! 
    What if the post would be like this: 

    Frist (!) of all I would like to tell that these news are awesome! No more ‘First’ posts :D  

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Guess what I would to with such a post ;-) It’s not software that’s keeping an eye on the comments!

  • forestdino

    thank you

  • Geordi Dosher

    Just Curious, how many people commented “first” that you had to delete?  :)

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      None :)

  • First


    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Oh aren’t you clever!

      • Meh

        not first

  • Roofoofighter

    Last! :P

  • http://profiles.google.com/taddmencer01 Tadd Mencer

    To be honest, I’m not sure why a “first” post would be that annoying. It’s not loud or obtrusive. It’s a single work that’s five letters long and easily ignored. Sure it doesn’t add value to the article or discussion, but from what I’ve read a lot of comments (some of them my own, I admit) are in the same boat: non-constructive. 

    If I were you, Bart – which I’m not obviously (since you’re famous and all) – I’d not waste my energy on such comments. Removing spam and hate, sure .. “first” posts almost seems like a waste of your time. 

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Famous people need weird hobbies, like scanning for ‘first post!’ ;-)

  • Danur_rahmajati

    by the way, did U delete your posting about “game”,   just now??  why?

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      You mean ‘Free Skies’? There was a problem with the attached video. The authors are restoring it now – once the video works, I’ll repost.

  • Aclariel

    I Love U Blender :-)
    Since the ”FIRST” time I installed you on my
    intel 333, I knew you were the one for me !!! lol


  • Hello!

    Great decision. Those kind of comments are annoying and pointless

  • yudhir

    blender 2.6 is out !!
    First to post here..Hah!!

  • Lol

    First comment on this post did say “first”!?

    P.S. Put an “If” in the beginning….

  • PAt

    Since this is off topic anyway.  I really really like the image of “winter” by Alex Glawion.  It’s fantastic.  I didn’t want to interupt regularly scheduled posts with that, so I’ll just put that here…

    good day.

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Yes, it’s wonderful I agree!

  • Greenboy

    I don’t mind a ‘first’ posting providing there is some real content also posted.  Posting ‘first’ by itself is annoying; just what are you trying to say?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TJOSR2LLD7DC5QX3AKE2TZTR7A Bryan

    I like this, gave me great laughs, reading all the comments. And yea the “status” posts are a great outlet.

  • zomby

    How it related with blender?

  • Guest

    I don’t find it the least bit annoying, but I’m probably just too lenient.

  • David Haymond

    Thanks, I also find them mildly annoying in that they don’t contribute anything useful to the topic at hand.

  • pix

    Blender need a site for Professional only, Ton has announced that I am still waiting for it.
    Blender is ok but something you  just wish people were not allowed to comment which make the whole
    site feels like: not for professional but for jockers only.

  • http://2buntu.com Roland Taylor


    You know, something tells me people are going to start posting “Second” and “Third” instead.

  • terence

    Thanks Bart.  I can live with the first posts, but I’m quite happy if I don’t see another one.

  • Guy

    I don’t find posting “first” to be so bad. I think it’s kind of fun to have a goal to try and be the first to post on something. I guess to some people it would be annoying though.

  • CGEffex

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Delfeld

     I got here late.  What am I supposed to post, if not “first”? 

    I have nothing substantial to offer, but I like to be a part of conversations.  You really are taking away my only outlet. . . .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Jackson/708942067 Jude Jackson

    Disagree 100%. This is not a problem, and it’s not worth making a post about. It’s not offensive, it doesn’t hurt anyone.

    This is a problem on the level of mixing up your Star Trek cannon. It isn’t. Every person who agrees wholeheartedly has OCD issues.

    Still, feel free to delete such comments.

    • http://www.blendernation.com Bart Veldhuizen

      Well, it’s fine to disagree. That doesn’t mean everybody who doesn’t share your view has a mental problem though.