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.