Posted Feb 1, 2007 23:36 UTC (Thu) by barbara
Parent article: An LWN reader survey
First, I'd like to echo the earlier reader comments about the overall
excellence of LWN _content_. This is the *only* site I'm willing to pay
for. I've been a faithful reader since 1998.
Second, I've noticed a deterioration of the quality of the _comments_ on
LWN. A few years ago I rated the reader comments as excellent. Over the
past year or two the signal to noise ratio has declined; I've especially
noticed negative and unpleasant posts to subscription-not-required
The best solution to this problem is to require readers to sign up
for an account at no charge if they want the privilege of commenting.
LXer.com (another excellent Linux news source) does this, and the reader
comments are respectful. It's just a great reader community with lots
of give and take, humour, insight, and just plain fun. LXer requires a
user name (it doesn't have to be your original name) and an email address.
It also requires the user to abide by their Terms of Service and Code of
to post comments)