Posted Nov 20, 2003 2:50 UTC (Thu) by jamienk
Parent article: On comment abuse
I pay for LWN. Why? Because it is good and almost everything else of its kind is bad. I read /. at +4 now and a large part of those comments are the same old junk, often with a pro-MS bent. OS News comments, Newsforge comments, etc, are a gaggle of repetitious one-liners. There are good discussions happening on mailing lists, and the weekly summarizers of those are good (eg kt.zork.net, KDE CVS etc.), but the lists themselves are too cluttered unless you are participating in or following something very specific.
Be draconian. Let the non-subscribers comment elsewhere. Also allow us to filter out bad commenting subscribers with a "never show me this person's comments again" link.
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