Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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existing feature I like
by Lion on Wed 26th Dec 2012 02:30 UTC
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One thing that I don't expect to remain, but that I do currently quite like, is that comments are not visible unless I click something to make them visible.
It helps me resist the temptation to get pulled into the bullshit on what I would expect to be very contentious topics.

also, I like the day scheme, but expect that night nina would be my preference on mobile.

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RE: existing feature I like
by M.Onty on Wed 26th Dec 2012 18:40 in reply to "existing feature I like"
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For most sites on the web I would heartily agree with you. Comments, especially on general news sites, mostly seem to be magnets for the reactionary right, sanctimonious socialists, rabid racists and the dangerously deranged.

However I find that on OSNews, even when people are busying themselves proving the bike-shed principle, the comments do still add value. A lot of facts seem to come out and the original authors (not always Thom) often feels the need elaborate on their articles and defend them, which I like a lot.

In other words I think Thom is right to emphasise comments.

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