Comments Rules

November 7, 2008

In the past few months, I’ve changed the rules about commenting here on I think I forgot to properly explain why I changed the rules about character limit and multi-posting.

If you take away one piece of information from here today, let it be this: if you edit your post and delete the original text, it makes it harder for me to include you in a “responses to comments” post. I want to include your thoughts, so don’t erase them, and don’t multi-post 🙂

The comments section is limited in order to keep it manageable for me to pick through, and to challenge you to be succinct and thoughtful. Don’t waste words–slow down, and say what you need to say in the most direct way you can!





  1. msgirl on November 12, 2008 at 8:24 pm


  2. Aditya_the_warrior_within on November 11, 2008 at 6:53 am

    thanks for the rules ! well really get pissed off looking at the spams saying “please come to my country”
    anyways best wishes from India for your upcoming album !
    by the way if you don;t mind (and if you ever read this comment) do have a look at my blog !
    I’m also a poem composer and also a dynamic trekker and phtographer so hope you like my skills 🙂
    (well the blog is also a LP promoter :D)

  3. zahra on November 10, 2008 at 7:01 am

    ya soo i like the rule that u wont see me commenting 9 comment s AND NOT ANSWERING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!lol…anyways i’m fine with the ruleS…its cool……BUT DONT PUSH IT!!! ….just kiding….kiss kiss ….have a great day

  4. axrinekey on November 10, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Say things directly huh?
    I try my best to do so. 🙂

    Oh you know, putting this smiley is really cute. 🙂

  5. MrJQ23 on November 9, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    yo mike, an update on styles of beyond? why haven’t we heard from them after the split from Warner? thanks.
    ventura county man (May 12, 2006 KIIS FM. FM/Beatdown/HB signing.)

    p.s. not to be mean, but brandon208 post quite weird. who wouldn’t want to meet you? you can’t meet every fan out there. anyways, take it easy.

  6. Brandon208 on November 9, 2008 at 3:59 pm


    How are you doing man? Hope you’re doing well.

    So do you really read every single comment made? Or do you have a team of people doing this for you? I had a question for you … not sure if this is the best way to ask it or not, but is there any way to meet you? Concerts are limited and seeing you randomly isn’t that likely (although I do live in Van Nuys so who knows … ). If you really do read our comments, let me know. I would love to talk with you Mike! You seem like a dynamic person …

    I hope that you and your family are doing well. Keep living your passions!


  7. Henna on November 9, 2008 at 11:08 am

    its great 2 know u read all our comments 🙂 it’s appreciated. Sorry to hear that LP didn’t win at the EMA’s. 2nd for Headliner wasn’t bad x

  8. demina on November 9, 2008 at 6:20 am

    ok,’s a wonder that u read our comments.can’t wait for ur new cd.i am waiting anxiously!!do u think of another concert in greece?=)

  9. Mikeshi_Linkfort on November 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Only 140 signs! It is not enough! I cannot normally express the ideas = (

  10. NoMoreSorrowGirl on November 8, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I can’t believe that you read all our comments…no doubt…your a MISTER-INTERNET-BLOGGER-SUPER-FREAK…HA!HA!HA!i hate this changing thing its wasting my time 😦 peace man:))

  11. Madlen on November 8, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    I wish you’d replied to one of my comments:(I hope i don’t sound emo LMAO Anyway i hope it will happen one day…:D

  12. Eamer on November 8, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Dnt wan2b a snitch but it falls under the stealing of music thing,some has ur road2revolution showon utube

  13. Diana_LP_adicted on November 8, 2008 at 9:57 am


  14. Angiepants on November 8, 2008 at 9:19 am

    ” I want to include your thoughts,..” Mike, you’re so sweet. ;D
    Are you going to make another Fort Minor album?
    =D Love you Mike, Angie.

  15. Shinizzle3 on November 8, 2008 at 9:15 am

    ha! Tokio hotel won the award for headliner?! that’S ridiculous!!
    ok mike i’ll keep my comment short: i love u xP

  16. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on November 8, 2008 at 8:23 am

    kk Mike.didint know those rules..about EMA’s, dont be sad or angry coz LP is the best nd we love u!i dont wanna a response if u cant,Gabry:)

  17. sweet_girl on November 8, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Tell me I just can delete and post again??

    ha ha ha ha I will do it anyways cause, I want.

    Besides that. You know what is the best of being a fan of a rock band, that I don’t like the rules.You know No Rules, And do whatever you want.. =D

    Do you like when people calls you Mr Shinoda??

    And btw I don’t know if you ever take a look to the pages of your fans but let me tell you some of them are so depressed, I guess that’s why they like your music, couse some of your lyrics are so sad, but do have something bad in your life?? About what are your songs?? like Somewhere I belong, With you and others, or is just a Chester inspiration.


  18. Mafiosa on November 8, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Hey Mike…
    How is the process of going composition of the new album?
    How will this new design concept that the band are doing?

  19. Shinoda77 on November 8, 2008 at 6:31 am

    Ahahaha you’re awesome :D:D My dear keyboard maniac ❤ 12345678901234567309094847405923745sauy09237roihsdo 29834ew7tyrfgiukjahbs01g (A) 🙂

  20. YuN_RoCks on November 8, 2008 at 6:26 am

    ” I want to include your thoughts, so don’t erase them, and don’t multi-post :)” sorry if I look stupid, but this sounds so sweet. thanks ❤

  21. PankakeMunky on November 8, 2008 at 6:13 am

    good idea. i have to think about shortening my thoughts and challenge you at the same time with less words. be prepared for the fans 🙂

  22. max_payn on November 8, 2008 at 5:26 am

    Clear, Sir!

    and I erased my stupid question. No I won’t take your picture if you come to Korea again. I need autograph though 🙂

  23. ms_shock on November 8, 2008 at 5:03 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA And now after Mike’s comments everybody began change their ones xD LOL
    And happy to see you posted here, ShiniZZle xD

  24. maria on November 8, 2008 at 4:33 am

    very clear, Mike. Thanks for the advice. It’s really intersting and wise.

  25. AS_21 on November 8, 2008 at 2:49 am

    clever rules but maybe 140 is too little? really! we know U read it but at interesting posts we won’t be able 2 say everything we want and think.

    ok, I see, we eventually can say (write) more 😉 it’s not so bad!

    one more change xD

    reading something like this : “C U I want U 2 now b there” or somethin’ is WAY harder ;p

  26. Jelly on November 8, 2008 at 2:04 am

    140…it’s OK if you read all comments =D

  27. TEQUILA on November 8, 2008 at 12:51 am

    you’re cruel,mike))) but u have clever fans,they’re going over the limits)

  28. matthew146 on November 8, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Can you share the story of yourtravel to edgefest2008,toronto heard a rumour the band didnt get to there until you and chester wereonstage?

  29. miKer0cks on November 7, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Ok, thx for letting us know Mike 🙂

    I’m sorry you guys didn’t won the EMA. 😦 It’s ok though 🙂 I know in my heart that you are the best and no matter how awards you get, I’ll still love you 🙂 I believe in you guys….You are great musicians and most of all you all have amazing character 🙂 So, KEEP ROCKING!!! 😀

  30. Giffy on November 7, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    look at Mike’s comment
    hahhaha… u just made my day dude!!! 🙂

  31. BeautifulSeraph on November 7, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Everyone that is complaining, just remember that Mike letting us post is a privilege, not a right. Thank you Mike for allowing us to post.

    I am still hoping to get an answer to my biofuels question from a few weeks ago =)

  32. Anstice on November 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    You shouldn’t run your fingers over your laptop keyboard like that, Mike. That’s how you break stuff. Man, people can’t have anything nice….rolls eyes stupidly

    HOWEVER. If you have something lodged between your keys, that IS a good way to pop the keys off to get it out. Just make sure you know how to pop the keys back on. And make sure it isn’t the shift button, because when you try to pop it back on, your computer will turn on “Sticky Keys.” I’m still not sure what that is, but I suppose I’ll find out one day…when I need to clean out my keyboard…near the shift button.

    I’m hungry. Are you hungry? Hmm. I want some pizza. You want a slice??

  33. lp_fm_fan on November 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    is it fixed?

    at the bottom it says 140 but before it said limit 700 and it only allowed 140. i can’t even remember what i wanted to say.

    edit: i’m sorry but i can’t post 700! maybe it’s just you Mike!

    edit 2: ok…only when i edit it it lets me post 700, i guess. but not in the original comment. i tried to post more than 140 and it said “SORRY YOUR COMMENT EXCEED THE CHARACTER LIMIT” blah blah. but editing works.

  34. mshinoda on November 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    You can do 700, guys…I think.

    qw8763rt0y23rpdfiuhagweiufg…Yep, 700.

  35. Hawaii_LP_fan on November 7, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Been guilty of using the eraser on a few posts in the past. I solemnly swear to speak in short breaths (raises right-hand in earnest)! :0)

  36. ThunderStrike on November 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Wow…since you made your own language mature (caps) you want us to do the same?o.O Well, you’re a role model for most of us, so no probs=D

  37. EpilepticChickenScratch on November 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I’m losing my mind laughing at the people who can’t figure out how to post their 700 characters.

    QUOTING: “Comment Limit Reached. To post additional comments you may change or delete an existing comment.”

    Hmm. Well, I think I’ll dance merrily around the comment box now. Just until I see fit to stop my typing. ~dances merrily.~ ~stops.~ ~looks around.~ ~giggles and frolics around the box a few more times.~ ~feels content with her post and walks away, cackling.~

    More than 140, yes?

    ~comes back and frolics a few more times.~ ~stops and stands there.~ I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…

    I’m cruel.

  38. MS_Ineedyou on November 7, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Mike, one suggestion……. Maybe instead of ONLY 140 .. which is really maddening .. try like idk … like 300 ? 140 is WAY to little 😦

  39. Aqua101 on November 7, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Delete edit & multiple function…but 140 chars?? Come on, Mike! Even SMS got 160 limit. R u kidding us?! Be reasonable, Mike. * Oh, I see now. Why we hv to use change/edit function in order to put comment > than 140 chars (up to 700)? That is so silly. ** You should better fix the edit/delete/multiple post function, so it allows us back to 700. And everybody can only get 1 post (the original one). How about that?

  40. Girl_X on November 7, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    If I said what I want in the most direct way, I would be banned immediately!


    But for now, SHAVE!!!

  41. martinac on November 7, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Thought 700 2 much&think 140 2 little. Depends tho sum blogs deserve more of a response & mayb a fear of misconception. x

  42. Zach on November 7, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I can’t say everything that I want to some things in 140 characters though…which sucks.

  43. dereklp on November 7, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    All I can say is goodluck trying to make everyone happy. Keep doing what you do best and we will keep showing love. Visit the LPU more too!!

  44. soyuneik on November 7, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    ROFL! You guys are killing me.

  45. ThePrincess on November 7, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    One word Prince Shinoda..are you read all our comment? coz i dont want to wasting my time if you dont read that!!!.

  46. lynndarwinharris on November 7, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Thats alright. What ever helps you out. Keep us posted on your art and LP new music!

  47. renny on November 7, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Way to weasle in succinct.

  48. ShadowerLiltani on November 7, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Put it back to 700 characters because I really can’t say what I want to in 140 characters. At the end of that sentence I had fifty left.

  49. KATHYxx on November 7, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    any particular reason why the character limit is now at 140? That’s hardly enough to explain an opinion and not sound ignorant.

  50. tyrhiujn on November 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    your site is falling apart and it’s been lasting for more than a day now. jeez, you gotta do something with it.
    and let’s get back to 700.

  51. mruiz on November 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    i just wanna say that you have been always my best and biggest inspiration 🙂

  52. So_S on November 7, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    puhlease, my phone has higher sms character limit!!

    second account FTW!!

  53. ninguem on November 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    this is a blog comment or a sms message? please tell us!

  54. Sonia_LPrnway_ on November 7, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    140 characters? seriously?? i can c evry1 postin lyk dis now…

    “looks arround” >.>


    “hits the keyboard like a maniac”

    kdhbvliyroig7o98375p8709pulejp7w974p7gh-p6ujny43m7 j136r5tye8573p6w48930236bg5pyh83 pb7p3o;j7n7873i48789r ywbo85673p97eyblitb6hpn u6peb85uh3[‘e8t upq2983 vijk bn kln h[0975 i76p0h;i9n[y97wj65yh3;eo8iuy[w’0p49bh8pyo


    yay, it works!! lol

  55. linkinladie328 on November 7, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    did u really do the song barack your world? second part (hope u dont mind) where (wut book?) did the words flashed in given up come from?

  56. tacos_on_tuesday on November 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Wow sounds like someone just put us in check cracks the whip sound.

  57. antje on November 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Wow Wow!!! I agree with Hybr1d_7h3ory – you people need to chill … and please watch what you say…
    MR. SHINODA UR THE BEST! Take care

  58. Estelwen on November 7, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Still 140. pliz more. can’t beliv ther’s people come to say “fuck u mike” da guy is readin our coments, sharin wit us nd u say fuk rude

  59. faiintx on November 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    “…say what you need to say in the most direct way you can!”
    Mike, why are you so awesome? ur the BEST PERSON ever!! – Pallavi

  60. nataku on November 7, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    i’ve just watched trailer of “life at milton…”, question is: why do you only sometimes go down to the crowd? why THIS show, not another?

  61. Hybr1d_7h3ory on November 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    You people need to chill, he is not just doing this for his own pleasure. UI would much rather it be shorter so you can actually read them

  62. BrazenEntity on November 7, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Hm. Leashy. M… I’m having nightmares, btw.- T Okay, be wise. LOL

  63. dulcemdl on November 7, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    you have absolutely right Mike!this is just a commentary but you read all?but it is difficult, it is!!answered my question in wokshop!(over)

  64. skindesbous on November 7, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    If we need to say something really importan(and long)we can use another place and post the link here…thanks?my 140 characters endding._.

  65. sasummsumm on November 7, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    hm 140 are bit small… i think the rules make it easier for us to read all the stuff here too…but 140 are too less :/
    take care 140end:)

  66. MarishkaLP on November 7, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    go to the point,tell happy birthday to Anna!Best wishes! and mike,140 – not fair,though maybe some of us diserved your strictness..

  67. Jaclyn on November 7, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    I need to say – I love you! 😀

  68. isadora on November 7, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Mike, It is true that the LP will launch a conceptual CD? On the Milton Keynes, will have a launch party?140 caracters is not very little ?

  69. rockermeg on November 7, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    You’re so considerate!
    Just seen the Road to Revolution trailer! Amazing! I was there its so exciting!
    I accept your rules!

  70. Anne on November 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    140 digits don’t even give us a chance to start thinking. 140 digits leave us speachless & dumb. sorry to say that, but it’s true. 23 words

  71. cuz on November 7, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    You’re the only one shinning in my life. It’s so nice you want to interact with us. Thank you 🙂

  72. NoFace on November 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I challenge you to write every blog post within 140 characters. If you can do that, we will accept this rule with no complaints. Take it?

  73. NeneLP88 on November 7, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Anyways,you’re right. It’s annoyng to have your blog flooded by the same users. Plus,i only edit if i realize my english sucks 🙂

  74. Carla on November 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Most of the time when I do edit a comment, I’m either scared that I’ll get criticized from another commenter or misspell something…140char

  75. AliceXD on November 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    140 is too short =[ anyway since there have been some hints on the new album are u going to give us more hints as time goes on about it too?

  76. Chemist999 on November 7, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I edited my last comment twelve times. 😀 So now some direct and random rant: CUT ROB’S HAIR, NOT BRAD’S!!! 😉 And persuade Rob to blog too.

  77. rde on November 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I almost lost my nerves when I couldn’t write more than 140words, but know I realized it’s best for u. Good job Mike!

  78. Charlotte_Jay on November 7, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for explaining Mike.I really respect the comments rule and I always post short comments but don’t you think 140 char is REALLY short?

  79. alyeska39 on November 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Well said, I can understand why you would want comments shorter. But is the 140 characters still a mistake? Seems awfully short…

  80. murry on November 7, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    How’s this for direct- If it takes me more than five clicks to get to the comment box, I’m not going to take the time to comment. Fix it.

  81. ritzifying on November 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Will 140 char. responses be the norm for your blog now?
    unintelligencer seems like it might be beneficial.

  82. WTF on November 7, 2008 at 11:52 am

    140 is good. I know I’m not the only one sick of skimming through long posts about how amazing you are and how people idolize you blabla.:)

  83. Sepol on November 7, 2008 at 11:52 am

    You’re right, some people don’t realize that you may not have the time to read those really big comments… anyway, thanks for explaining 🙂

  84. Kalini on November 7, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Mike, thanx for the explanation! Maybe the true reason is that you don’t have time to read long comments. I’ll shorten my comments. Krassie

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