MyBroadband to change its article comments section

theratman

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I forgot the discus comments section even exists. I usually just come to the forum.

Why is there 2 places to comment?
Phlebs who aren't forum members I think?

Nope more articles without people allowed to criticize them. I pointed it out just now and BAM gone is the comment.
News 24 went through changes a few years back due to trolling and racism. I'm for them cutting down on that although I honestly don't comment much myself. They shouldn't be deleting critical comments though..
 

rpm

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As the article mentioned, the forum section will remain unchanged. The article comments, through Disqus, is where we started to see the deterioration of discussions.

The forum has a great community with insightful discussions and is a self-regulating system. This, unfortunately, is not the case with the Disqus comments.
 

rpm

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News 24 went through changes a few years back due to trolling and racism. I'm for them cutting down on that although I honestly don't comment much myself. They shouldn't be deleting critical comments though.
Our plan is definitely not to delete critical comments. As long as the comments are valuable and insightful, they will be approved. In fact, we welcome these comments.

The problem is mainly with trolls and users who simply come in to make some silly, usually negative, remark. These comments are of no value and harms discussions rather than improve them.
 

theratman

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Our plan is definitely not to delete critical comments. As long as the comments are valuable and insightful, they will be approved. In fact, we welcome these comments.

The problem is mainly with trolls and users who simply come in to make some silly, usually negative, remark. These comments are of no value and harms discussions rather than improve them.
I noticed you guys had a big comment boost from news 24 shutting comments down and the growth of mybb as a news source for the general public. I feel for the mods though, I've seen some wild comments in the past.
 

Iamnotageek

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I'm available for hire on an hourly basis to weed out all the kak comments. PM me for my rates. Yes, this is your lucky day.
 

ArtyLoop

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Our plan is definitely not to delete critical comments. As long as the comments are valuable and insightful, they will be approved. In fact, we welcome these comments.

The problem is mainly with trolls and users who simply come in to make some silly, usually negative, remark. These comments are of no value and harms discussions rather than improve them.
I am sorry but I am an expert in my line of work.
An article was published today which I call "smart advert". Its the biggest load of bollocks this side of the internet. I am happy to give the correct info, but what for, just so that you can push a publish button and make money off my hard-won expertise?

These changes are now to shut out those who are not "yes men" and are rather trying to point out the flawed articles.

Count me out, I am not going to comment on news articles for some glee club points. As it is, I have "NewsFeed" on ignore. Might as well add the rest and continue engaging with friends in Off-Topic
 

gamer16

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As the article mentioned, the forum section will remain unchanged. The article comments, through Disqus, is where we started to see the deterioration of discussions.

The forum has a great community with insightful discussions and is a self-regulating system. This, unfortunately, is not the case with the Disqus comments.
True that.
 

KinsZA

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It's probably better to just disable the comments section, after all if you remove the following types of posts from comment sections in today's internet...
  • Trolls
  • Haters
  • Uninformed
  • Racists
  • SJW's (I guess that covers a few that I've listed above)
Then you have the precious few left.

Anyone willing to contribute something meaningful to a post is more likely to do it in a forum than a comment.
It's way more easy to quickly post something negative and forget about than to actually engage with a community.

I do truly hope constructive criticisms over posts do not get deleted no matter how bad it may make the author look because you do get some really poorly researched articles.
 
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