Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jan 2012 23:53 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The last few weeks there's been a considerable amount of chatter on the web about whether or not a news website, blog, or some hybrid thereof, needs comments. Since we are working on the next version of OSNews, which means I've been thinking about things like this a lot, I figured I'd pen down my thoughts on comments.
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by kjmph on Wed 11th Jan 2012 00:42 UTC
kjmph
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2009-07-17

I don't post a lot, but I read almost all the comments. I have picked up this habit, and if I find myself going to other websites, I also read all the comments. The only problem is the discussions on other sites can be inane, inaccurate, or flaming. I think the community here is an important consideration.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I've been dialing it back a bit lately, reading lots of comments but trying not to comment as much myself (with the exception of the recent WP7 article). I'm not one of the most prolific posters here but I've managed to make both friends and enemies so I guess I've had a lot to say over the years. But, I've been trying (both in the real world and online) to cut back on the chatter and listen a lot more. I've found it to be invaluable in learning to better deal with and understand others.

All that said, I absolutely love the community here and find it to be a very inviting and friendly place for us technology geeks to hang out. Much better than the incoherent babbling of Slashdot, and much more accessible than otherwise great sites with bad comment space as referenced in the article.

I say, keep up the great work guys, I for one love what it has become!

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