At the end of 2015, which feels like many, many years ago, I wrote a post on the top comments of the year which started like this:
Most of us at Gawker Media are happy to say goodbye to this garbage year, but our community of commenters was as good as ever in 2015.
Yes, that’s right: at one point I was looking forward to 2016. On behalf of Gawker!
Anyways, as moronically misguided as I was, people still came back and posted in 2016. And I *still* strongly believe that we don’t do enough to recognize the greatness that our community brings to our site. To try to at least partially correct this injustice, here are the most recommended (non-GMG employee) comments across our platform (minus Gawker, which I no longer have access to) in 2016.