When commenting before about the successful use of Reddit by the Bernie Sanders campaign, I highlighted how much moderation of the community by volunteer moderates was central to its success. … Read the full post »
Read about different approaches to moderating comments on websites or blogs.
A South African news site is turning off comments – the latest in a trend which has included Reuters and Bloomberg, and long before that Sky. … Read the full post »
We wanted to see what level of support the comments would get if we took some famous pieces of Nazi propaganda and changed the word ‘Jew’ with ‘migrant’… … Read the full post »
Tablet magazine is taking an unusual step to deal with sometimes unruly commenters: charging readers who want to submit or even view comments on their site. … Read the full post »
Bloomberg Business – the new home for all content from bloomberg.com and businessweek.com – was given a “soft” launch on Tuesday night, with no facility to comment on published articles. … Read the full post »
Earlier this month Reuters axed the comments threads on its website. This was no idiosyncratic whim but rather part of a wider trend. … Read the full post »
Over on the Jazz Hands, Serious Business blog is a handy little program that lets you automatically blank the comments from selected people when reading Lib Dem Voice. … Read the full post »
Popular Science is closing comments on its articles. Citing “trolls and spambots”, the 141-year-old American magazine has decided that an open forum at the bottom of articles “can be bad for science”. … Read the full post »
Sky News this week has pulled the plug on its news discussion boards. … Read the full post »
There are many reasons people have for posting comments on this site or others: because they’ve got something to add to the conversation, because they want to correct an error, because they like taking part in a debate, because they’ve got a question to ask or a myriad of other reasons.
For those seeking public office, … Read the full post »