Lauren Leto

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Posted in book porn by Lauren Leto on February 2, 2010

Having people comment on your website SUCKS. Half of my job managing the content on TFLN is spent moderating comments. People are assholes and trolls. I think they’re crazy.

Today, Engadget decided to TURN OFF commentating. Wow, what a dick move. We all wish we could do that but none of us do, because we’re lucky we have sites with enough traffic to attract trolls, assholes and regular commentators.

I remember begging my friends to comment on  TFLN. Now, we get thousands of comments a day. While it may be miserable at times to deal with the masses, you cannot turn your back on your readers.

Read the article and send them an email. Better yet, don’t read the article (don’t give them a pageview) and start reading a different site. Hello, Gizmodo.

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  1. Chris said, on February 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    first.😛

  2. BPB said, on February 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    in soviet russia trolls are a sexual delicacy

  3. Marius Hoffbauer said, on February 3, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I think there is a dominant view that everything on the web should be open, that every article, every opinion needs a discussion on it. And I notice myself that I am bothered when there I can’t leave a comment in the instances when I have the urge to add my opinion. But I that thinking doesn’t really make much sense, and especially if you have a one-person operation going on, you really have to decide for yourself if it is a feature you want to offer. Ultimately it is their platform and they should run it the way they want. Like you said, there are alternatives out there.

    And if someone really wants to comment on their site, there are tools like Google Sidewiki they can use to leave their two cents about everything and anything.


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