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: Without Comments, No Community
by sorpigal on Wed 11th Jan 2012 12:48 UTC in reply to "Without Comments, No Community"
sorpigal
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2005-11-02

I agree that commenting should remain enabled as long as the article is on the front page, but this is probably difficult. Certainly it will give an unfortunately varying length of comment time, given the sometimes sporadic and sometimes frantic rate of articles around here.

Moderating after you've posted is dangerous. I'd prefer it if moderation were turned off for your own posts and replies to them (basically, to threads rooted at posts you make) rather than being "on or off" for a whole story. It makes sense to say "You're talking in this thread, so no more moderating in it" more than for a whole story. Often times I find myself wanting to moderate one tangent of comments on a story but comment on an unrelated one.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

+10 to this ! ;)

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