On comment abuse
Posted Nov 20, 2003 3:55 UTC (Thu) by proski
Parent article: On comment abuse
I believe user moderation and sorting comments by score would encourage more good comments. If a story has 40 comments, few people will read comment number 30. This could discourage some users to post when there are already many comments. But if the best comments were brought to the forefront by the moderators, users would be more inclined to post something they think is more interesting that the previous comments.
Of course, preserving threads while sorting by score is a tricky business. But there are solutions that work. I'd like editors to look how Kuro5hin does it. Maybe LWN could convert to Scoop but without story moderation?
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