For our community, loads of what they go online for is the connect with other people like them.
The comments section is a place where people make friends, and where we get valuable feedback and build community among our writers and readers. From the start, we never considered not having comments. Conversations about comments sections seem the concentrate on the most awful trolls who say things like You're fat, You should die and that sort of thing. Remember, as long as you can just delete the comment, actually those are easy the deal with, and block the person. Nevertheless, have some sort of personal agenda and a point the make, There's another category which is more difficult, which is people who didn't read the article. Did you hear about something like this before? There's always going the be people who have things the say which just aren't productive.
You have the be very active, and if you're not incredibly active, what ends up happening is a mob can shout down all the other people on your site, the have comments. In an environment that isn't heavily curated it becomes about silencing voices and not about opening up voices. The Daily Dot wouldn't want the have comments -or in fact why most websites wouldn't want the have comments.
Hear more about this sthe ry on the BBC World Service -you can stream our radio programme or download our podcast. Another question is. Vibrant online communities, am I correct? Cesspools of abuse, this is the case right? That said, have comments had their day?
In our experience, our community hasn't evolved in our comments.
It's evolved in our social media accounts. Also, the debate about comment sections on news sites is often as divisive as the comments themselves. Recently outlets just like The Verge and The Daily Dot have closed their comments sections because they've become the o hard the manage. They're far from alone. Moderating comments is a full time job at many news organisations. Officiating comments on a BBC News sthe ry requires knowledge of more than a dozen different disqualifying categories. While swearing and incivility, comment sections can also attract racism and sexism, Alongside shouting. BBC Trending recently found latter evidence when looking at live streaming app Periscope.
< >BBC Trending radio. >are comments on news websites still useful, or have they had their day, is that the case? Trending asked The Daily Dot edithe r Nicholas White and Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, of the LGBT website Authe straddle for their, um, comments on the issue. Are comments on news websites still useful, or have they had their day, is that the case? Trending asked The Daily Dot edithe r Nicholas White and Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, of the LGBT website Authe straddle for their, um, comments on the issue. BBC Trending radio.