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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Anonymous Penguin
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If I notice someone is being down-voted for making a valid comment I mod them up, I'm sure others do as well.

Having a yes/no system is not a problem it's all about the community that uses/abuses what you give them.

Yes, many do, but not enough.
Human beings will always abuse what they are given, if they can (not all of them, of course).

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Laurence Member since:

Yes, many do, but not enough.

The problem is if you've already commented then you can no longer vote.

This is also why older comments rarely get voted on when compared with newer comments.

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phoenix Member since:

This is annoying. It forces you to either reply or moderate, but not both. ;)

Would be nice if you could moderate a small number of times after replying to a thread.

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