Re: On comment abuse
Posted Nov 20, 2003 18:18 UTC (Thu) by X-Nc
Parent article: On comment abuse
I would rather see LWN with no comment system but, of the choices given, comment posting privileges should be restricted to subscribers.
I have not been a big fan of the comments from the beginning. I don't hate them but I feel it diminishes the usefullness of LWN, for the same reason the Linux Gazette people bailed when LJ implimented a CMS. The reason I don't like the comments is that there's never any time to wade through them. If something worth while is posted it's not likely to be seen. Whereas if it was sent in as a letter to the editor then it will be seen and read. Using a CMS on a weekly publication defeats the purpose of having a weekly publication and turns it into something like Newsforge. Now, I like Newsforge, but it's no LWN. Unfortunately LWN is becoming less like LWN, too.
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