Read my blog posts about the different approaches to moderating comments on websites or blogs, and in particular the move by many sites to remove commenting due to concerns over the quality of comments and/or a desire to move audience reactions over to social media.

Technology

The perils and pitfalls of allowing, and moderating, online comments

Sky News this week has pulled the plug on its news discussion boards. … Read the full post »

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Political

Do your blog comments make a good impression?

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. … Read the full post »

Political

How should you moderate blog comments?

When I talk to elected politicians, trying to persuade them of the virtues of becoming a blogger, the two most common concerns are, “how much time will it take?” and “why do I want to do something that will attract lots of eccentric or rude comments?” … Read the full post »