We're Getting Rid of Comments on VICE.com(vice.com)

almost 7 years ago from Sam Solomon, Staff Product Designer at Salesloft

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    New York Times, WaPo, CNN, Wall St Journal, Fox, MSNBC, Mail Online, The Guardian, USA Today, BBC News

    these are huge media entities that dedicate a significant amount of resources to moderating comments. several simply outsource their comments to Facebook.

    The Guardian actually wrote an essay on how shitty, complex, and futile comment moderation is. damned if you moderate, damned if you don't. eliminating comments entirely was likely the best product decision Vice could make in this situation.

    YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr

    these are not publications, they're entirely user-driven sites and not relevant to this discussion.

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