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.