I’ve had the privilege of posting a few comments on Jalopnik that get a decent chunk of stars on occasion. What I am seeing is that the comment responses to my comment or post follows a trend:

1. First 5-12 hours: responses come in containing witty banter, in-jokes, helpful information and discussion, and the occasional troll

2. 12-24 hours: responses come in, more of them are greyer, IQ level dips by about 10 points, worse spelling and grammar

3. > 48 hours: comments posted in response are 99% likely to be the dumbest shit you have ever seen in your life

Has anyone else noticed this pattern or is it just for my content?

Note, Oppo, that you are exempt from this. Somehow this only happens in regular Gawker land.