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This week's awesome comments (+ best copyediting note of all time?)

Oh, Thanksgiving week. Normally you're a week of lower traffic… but this week, Offbeat Bride had its highest single-day traffic spike in its almost-7 years online. There were tons of comments on the post that caused the spike, too… although most of them were from wedding photographers bickering over industry stuff. (To the point where we had to be like, "Um, guys: please be nice to each other.")

Separate from that, though, there were some lovely comments that came in across the blogs, and an amazing copyediting correction.

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This week's comments: 9-11 remembrance weddings, physical fitness for boys, and your new band name

There are times when I'm reading random gossip blogs (I KNOW! Reading blogs for pleasure! I don't know how I can still do that), and look at the comment sections and am like "Grumble, how did this website win every single hilariously clever commenter every on the internet!?" This week, those commenters were YOU GUYS. There were so many hilarious and awesome comments that I'm not even sure where to start, so let's just hold hands and dance merrily through the wildflowers of y'all's hilariousness at random…

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Noteworthy comments: reader self-policing

There was some interesting commenting on the Empire this week, mostly because we saw several instances of readers stepping into almost a moderator-type role to offer feedback to each other.

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Week in review: adoption, halloween, and when questions as derailing vs respecting

My goodness, what an interesting week on the Empire. I continue to be completely flabbergasted by Offbeat Families' performance, post shut-down. Another old post went viral this week, and the site has made more advertising revenue this month than it ever did when we were actively publishing it. Insane! Offbeat Home & Life is beginning its first ever "patronized" month — I just wrote about that over here and I think it's a pretty important post for Homies to read. As for Offbeat Bride? Eh, it was halloween week, which is always a good time over there… especially since I took some time to post some of our older favorites over on Facebook so it got to be a walk down memory lane.

But now, what of YOU GUYS? What of some of our favorite moments in Offbeat Empire witticisms? Let's look at some of this week's noteworthy comments…

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Noteworthy comments: dads eating their young, zombie inevitability, and why no one advertised on Offbeat Families

Hiya! Whew, what a week for us… I've been dealing with jetlag and a sick kid, the editors are still working on getting their new post-Families sausage-making processes smoothed out, and Kellbot the developer almost lost her mind over the number of bugs crawling out from under the skirts of the Offbeat Bride Tribe.

As always, however, it was a week of insight and awesomeness from Offbeat Empire commenters… so let's do another week of rounding up some of our favorite comments from across our three active blogs.