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Comments on News Posts

Demag0gueDemag0gue Registered User new member
So, what are the chances of having the option to comment directly on news posts? I'd love to be able to leave that sort of instant feedback.

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  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Pretty much non-existent, I'd think.

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  • SlungsolowSlungsolow Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    I think that due to traffic and bandwidth they'll keep the front page as a static cache on the server. Adding comments would increase the server load (as it would have to either render the page dynamically or reset the cache every minute or so).

    It's a great idea, and I'm for it - but there are too many issues involved implementing it and moderating it (spam, spam, spam).

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  • LinksvilleLinksville Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Or you could post in SE's New Comic thread. People tend to comment on the news posts in there.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    And Gabe actually reads the new comic thread.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I hate to question people's intelligence, but I have a feeling you'd get a lot of people posting expecting direct responses from Gabe and Tycho as well. On the other hand, if something strikes you particularly wrong/right in their post, I don't think there's anything in the rules stopping you from creating a new thread in the appropriate forum to discuss it.

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  • ToastToast Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    TBH I don't think a site with that much readership being channelled into what averages out at one post a day would generate particularly useful content. Or, more accurately, the signal/noise ratio would make the whole thing redundant.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Gabe and Tycho's posts are usually well written and to the point. I don't see the comments of the masses, some of which are drooling morons, improving on them.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Also, if you're desperate to get in touch with Gabe, Tycho, or Robert Khoo, emailing them is your best bet.

    If you just want your comments on the site to be heard by other PA readers, post in SE++'s new comic thread.

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