"Less like LWN"
Posted Nov 20, 2003 22:56 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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In reply to: "Less like LWN"
Parent article: On comment abuse
I think the problem is that to much useful data is showing up only in the comments. Yes I could just ignore the comments, but then I would permanently loose this data
pre-comments all info was in the articles or in letters to the editor (including e-mail to lwn.net) the staff acted as moderators and if the message was useful enough it became a new article. it was very easy to find the new info.
with comments on a daily (or more frequent) basis you need to not only check the new headlines, you need to pull up the last several weeks weekly edition to look through it to find if there are any new comments on interesting topics.
I will say that I don't see any comments from non-subscribers on any subscriber-only comment becouse I don't bother to try and go back a week and re-read the comments once non-subscribers are allowed to post to them.
even for things in the weekly edition I seldom bother going back more then a couple times to try and see if there are more comments, and I useually only go back more then once if there was a _really_ significant topic to deal with
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