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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RE: Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by wannabe geek on Wed 11th Jan 2012 01:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
wannabe geek
Member since:
2006-09-27

My thoughts exactly. Why not have a two-dimensional ranking system? One dimension would be perceived quality and the other one would be agreement. Then you could configure your account so that, for instance, you see all high-quality comments, regardless of how popular the views expressed are.

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drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

I support this idea. It sounds interesting!

I had a very hard time on multiple occasions to refrain from down-voting someone's comment simply because I strongly disagreed with it.

I am sure that I am not alone in this. And that's just it! I believe that many people here actually fight this urge - and quite successfully! I think that that is one of the things that make this community great.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

When I disagree with someone I post a comment to see if I can convince them or atleast let them know a different side of the story.

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