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Maui News stops the madness: no more reader comments online

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/508831.html

    With any luck, this starts a trend.
     
  2. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

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  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    My new favorite paper.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You mean, like starting with this place?
     
  5. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Good choice.

    Lotsa good people over there.
     
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I heart the Maui News. Brad Sherman's still there, right?
     
  7. Good for them.
     
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Won't be on the same page as many here. Interactivity is better than non-interactivity. This is a step backward in this day and age, I think.
     
  9. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    I am with SF_Express.
    Figure out a way to make it work, but just turning the clocks back to 1995 ain't going to work.
     
  10. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    If you're not going to do it right, don't do it at all. And most places don't have the resources (i.e. people to read submitted comments and act as a filter) to do it right.
     
  11. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    What about some sort of filter or macro that doesn't let people post certain words? Sort of like the pussycat one here.
     
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That's what the "letters to the editor" section is for. And they're signed. The dream of interactivity is no excuse for some of the freeform crap that shows up in frequently-anonymous reader comments.
     
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