Notes on the OC Register’s comment policy, and an AP story on comments gone wrong. Simple solution: don’t allow comments on every article. Choose wisely.
A good reason to do away with allowing commenters to use pseudonyms: You can’t get subpoenaed to release a person’s full name if they’re already posting under it.
This is a commenting system method I’ve thought about — point straight to a forum topic instead of attaching comments to an article. However, this thread is exactly why I don’t advocate putting comments on every article. Dead kid = no comments, please.
Notes on comment and forum moderation, through the lens of issues at the Sun-Sentinel as tweaked on by the New Times.
Kevin Anderson rounds up some ongoing community/comment ideas about how to moderate that social network your newspaper is building.
Mighty, mighty interesting stuff from Jimbo Wales of Wikipedia fame. Free, hosted wikis with Digg-like voting on articles, plus all the ad revenue you can generate, yours to keep.
Usability guru on how to get more of your users/readers participating on your site.
“I often shudder at the poor quality of online forums run by newspapers and other local media outlets. Come on, people! This reader interaction thing may be new to you, but some of us have been doing it for 10 or 15 years, and have a pretty good idea of w
In Rochester, Minnesota, a city councilman wasn’t quite anonymous enough when complimenting himself in online forums and comments. Interesting community management problem – When is it okay to out a public figure as an anonymous commenter?
A counterargument to idealists like myself.