The site's message boards exist in an almost autonomous fashion, with regular posters only occasionally delving into the site's editorial content. Similarly, only a small percentage of the full DiS readership posts comments on a regular basis. Those contributers are known for their supposedly cutting wit and allegedly sarcastic comments, or DISism, and DIS irony is widespread throughout the messageboards. Many have complained of an over-reliance on 'quirky' or 'zany' threads, and widespread clique-forming and elitism, and too many users stealing other users personal memes. Indeed, a nonsensical thread name is often the subject of many spin-off threads, soliciting varying responses from those who either have a friendship with those who post or band together to alternately attack or protect others who criticise the thread.