Want your website to look badass? Add a disclaimer.

Disclaimers on rant sites are stupid and pointless.

“By entering this site, you agree that you are not easily offended and will not sue the owners should you take offense to anything you see.”

There are at least a hundred-thousand websites out there with disclaimers similar to the one above. Sometimes they’ll even throw in lame jokes, like “You also agree that we own your kids and your house”, because text within an HTML document on a website run by a bunch of nobodies is legally binding and completely indemnifies those nobodies from any lawsuits.

I understand if you’re a major company and a lawsuit would affect your business reputation, but when you have personally run blog-esque sites like mine which are only updated by a small amount of people, a disclaimer is completely unnecessary and usually just makes you look like a pussy. I would understand if some of the content came close to being illegal, but when most of your content consists of you writing about how stupid vegetarians are or how much you hate people around you, a disclaimer is pointless.

It takes credibility away from your self-depicted image as a bad-ass ranter when you say “This is my awesome site and if you don’t like it fuck off!” or “I support free speech and will say whatever the fuck I want on my site!”, then further down the page say “You agree not to sue me if you’re offended by my site.” I thought you didn’t give a fuck what people thought about your site? I don’t have a disclaimer on my site because I honestly don’t give a fuck if you like it or not. Want to sue me because I hurt your feelings? Bring it. My site’s perfectly legal, and I’m not going to take something down because some butthurt pussy decided to twist a poorly-written law to get free money from a guy who writes bullshit on the internet. I’ll go through the court proceedings and spank you for your stupidity by taking your money for wasting my time. I’ll then donate it to a charity that supports something you’re against, just to further fuck with you.

Let’s get this straight. Your site only gets 50 hits a month, 48 of which are you giggleshitting at your own writing over and over again, and the other two search engine bots indexing your site. Your most “offensive” article was when you called vegetarians a bunch of unmanly pussies, and you wrote your second most offensive article because your little sister was listening Hannah Montana. You have no fucking reason to have a disclaimer on your website.

Grow a pair or stop ranting, you cowards.