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: Random tidbits:
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 11th Jan 2012 19:15 UTC in reply to "Random tidbits:"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I, for one, am against moving the avatars to Gravatar or any other centralized service for the same reasons I don't trust Google Docs or Facebook. I was about to put up an avatar but now I'm not sure whether I will because I don't want my e-mail address passed on to another third party service. (Click on your avatar logo in the upper right hand corner, read the blurb about Gravatar, and tell me that it can't be interpreted as implying something like that.)


The design we're currently working on doesn't have avatars at all.

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RE[2]: Random tidbits:
by earksiinni on Wed 11th Jan 2012 19:47 in reply to "RE: Random tidbits:"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

OSNews is just going to become one big WP7.

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RE[2]: Random tidbits:
by ricegf on Thu 12th Jan 2012 11:55 in reply to "RE: Random tidbits:"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

No avatars?!? But avatars are a quick way to visually identify frequent posters. Do you have a similar shorthand method for recognizing the regulars?

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RE[3]: Random tidbits:
by neutralTTY on Thu 12th Jan 2012 14:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Random tidbits:"
neutralTTY Member since:
2012-01-12

Only names...

I just signed today.

Avatars are cool, yes, but it's not necessary for identifing valuable/cool/good comments.

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