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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Invisible?
by DHofmann on Wed 11th Jan 2012 05:30 UTC
DHofmann
Member since:
2005-08-19

The OSNews team had to remove (in official parlance: set to 'invisible') just 1400 of them.

It would be better to collapse them, and make sure "nofollow" is turned on so they don't affect search ratings. Sometimes there are gems hiding in the collapsed comments on other social networking sites.

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RE: Invisible?
by Alfman on Wed 11th Jan 2012 05:46 in reply to "Invisible?"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

DHofmann,

"It would be better to collapse them, and make sure 'nofollow' is turned on so they don't affect search ratings. Sometimes there are gems hiding in the collapsed comments on other social networking sites."

I wholly disagree, osnews shouldn't give spammers any presence at all.

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RE[2]: Invisible?
by DHofmann on Wed 11th Jan 2012 05:48 in reply to "RE: Invisible?"
DHofmann Member since:
2005-08-19

I agree. However, whether it's spam or not is a judgment call.

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