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  • #287189

    robbt
    Member

    Glad to see there are other people out here in the Cbus that are as disgusted by the comments on the dispatch site. I just googled dispatch comments suck and found this thread.

    #287190

    Coy
    Participant

    Reading the comments section of articles on the most recent death of yet another bicyclist in Cbus will ruin your faith in humanity.

    #287191

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    They’ve changed their site and now you need to register and log in to comment.

    #287192

    misskitty
    Participant

    YES ! from the Dispatch

    • Our new commenting tool eliminates almost all anonymous postings. While your email address won’t be known to the world, it will be known to us at Dispatch.com. Additionally, the tool integrates with social-networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, making it easier to communicate with us. We’ve also made it easier to sign up for breaking news via text messages or emails, as well as other features to keep you informed at home, at work or on the go.

    I think this will help a ton with those nasty posters. Thanks Dispatch

    #287193
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Yeah, should really improve things over there. Or at the very least thin out the crazy.

    TeamTopix is upset though:

    http://www.topix.com/forum/source/columbus-dispatch/TGITM5FI8JPRKAD9P

    #287194

    misskitty
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Yeah, should really improve things over there. Or at the very least thin out the crazy.

    TeamTopix is upset though:

    http://www.topix.com/forum/source/columbus-dispatch/TGITM5FI8JPRKAD9P

    I imagin many will be pissed maybe they will find something more perductive to do with their day.
    One person in the page explaining the change said

    Ben, Comments are arriving with the full name of the poster. You indicated the comments would be anonymous to everyone but the Dispatch? You also forcibly changed the old User Names of the posters (like myself). Clunky so far…

    Oh my not being able to be anonymous is scary for some people.

    #287195

    cc
    Member

    Walker said:
    Yeah, should really improve things over there. Or at the very least thin out the crazy.

    TeamTopix is upset though:

    http://www.topix.com/forum/source/columbus-dispatch/TGITM5FI8JPRKAD9P

    Lol…

    “Fizzle wrote:
    It’s going to get real boring real fast.
    Yeah. But there’s still no reason not to continue feeding stories to these boards. People can continue to argue here while they would be hidden from Dispatch’s thin-skinned readership.”

    So much time, so little sense.

    #287196

    dcarmello
    Member

    There’s no denying it, Topix was a cesspool but I will be sad to see it go. With anonymous posting, you really get to see at what level a lot of Columbus functions. It may not be pretty, and I wish it wasn’t so most of the time, but just by silencing them with this barrier to entry you’re not stopping the way they really feel. It’s easy to get trapped in a bubble and assume that everyone thinks the way you and the people you associate with think. For me it was always interesting to shake up my world a little bit and see how the average unfiltered Columbus citizen views the world.

    #287197

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    Today’s NYT article on Topix:

    Topix, a site lightly trafficked in cities, enjoys a dedicated and growing following across the Ozarks, Appalachia and much of the rural South, establishing an unexpected niche in communities of a few hundred or few thousand people — particularly in what Chris Tolles, Topix’s chief executive, calls “the feud states.”

    “If names had been put on and tied to what has been said, there would have been one killing after another,” said Lonnie Hendrix, Hyden’s mayor.

    ha ha ha ha… oh topix.

    #287198
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Topix is gone now, but Dispatch commenters still flare up from time to time…

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/10/03/gay-men-seek-right-to-donate-blood.html

    #287199

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Not only are the people stupid, but the puritanical ***’ing out of the word S-E-X is downright silly.

    Oh, Dispatch.

    #287200

    cheap
    Member

    the comments section needs more mexican drug dealers on it

    that crap would stop real quick then.

    #287201

    Brant
    Participant

    CNN: Have online comment sections become a joke?

    “I don’t like going into the comments. … For every two comments that are interesting — even if they’re critical, you want to engage with them — there will be eight that are off-topic or just toxic,” [Gawker founder Nick Denton] said. And as sites get more popular, it’s harder to control the comments, which inevitably get nastier. “What you can manage on a small site … the level of discussion you can have on those is not the level you’re able to have on a newspaper site or one of our sites. Our smaller blogs have 2 million unique (visitors per month). … It’s hard to have that intimacy.”

    #287202

    dubdave00
    Participant

    They’ve been a joke for years. YouTube and popular news sites are the worst.

    While it’s NSFW and offends just about everyone, I always thought this summed up web comments: http://www.collegehumor.com/video/2563451/internet-commenter-business-meeting

    PWNED!

    #287203

    JonMyers
    Participant

    Topix is coming out with a commenting system based on politics… Gross:

    Over the last couple of years, online forum Topix has become increasingly focused on politics. Today at the Launch conference, the site took the next step in that direction — accompanied by a patriotic marching band, CEO Chris Tolles announced a new service called Politix.

    There’s no shortage of political websites, but he says there’s “no place for your political profile online.” Sure, you might read a political article on The Huffington Post and even leave a comment, but there’s no centralized location for all that activity. And you might occasionally share those articles on your social network of choice, but “you don’t want to be that guy on Facebook” who’s constantly annoying his friends with political commentary.

    Politix Wants To Be The Center of Your Political Identity[/url]

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