As much as we claim to be brilliant, self inspired and otherwise amazing, we do have some humble roots from Deadspin. They have featured our articles in the past, have provided countless voices in their comments, and even spawned sites such as the amazing Kissing Suzy Kolber.
As such, it is with a very heavy heart that I see posts like this, pushing away the remaining members of the crowd in a post-Leitch era. The best content on Deadspin has always been the stories generated by the audience. Sure, you can pull together a staff and try to stay on top of things, but the best way to get information and traffic is from tips and comments.
I don't know whether or not this decision comes from Daulerio or Gawker Media, but I do know that it continues a trend of pushing away other content (Weekly Blogdome has been smashed, linkouts have been kept to a minimum...etc). I fear that this latest step may be the final nail in the coffin.
Thoughts? Post them - unfiltered - in the comments.