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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OS coments == World's best
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 11th Jan 2012 02:59 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

If you check my profile, I've only been a registered user for a while since 2005 or 06? But I was here much earlier. The comment system that previously existed was pretty terrible ( pretty much the mobile version of this site). Now its awesome! We're treated to comments by some of the people who really make really cool stuff work, and that's awesome. Slashdot used to be like that and kinda is every now and then, but the trolls really did take over along with the over emphasis on games.

Congrats to David, the comment system is perfect!

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RE: OS coments == World's best
by Lennie on Wed 11th Jan 2012 12:42 in reply to "OS coments == World's best"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Yep, the signal to noice ratio on Slashdot is horrible these days.

What surprises me more is that articles that do interrest me most get less (horrible) comments.

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Their meta-moderating and moderating systems are also subject to abuse - that drove me from being a daily slashdotter to visiting once a month at most. Maybe it just became too large and began attracting less savory people as well?

In any event, as I've mentioned more than once, OS News is my favorite site now, both due to the topics selected and even more for the discussion community. I learn a lot, and occasionally get to contribute something worthwhile as well.

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