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November 30, 2011

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Changing newspaper comment systems must be contagious. The New York Times also has done it. Anybody who thinks the new Statesman Journal commenting approach is bad should check out how the New York Times has done it.

Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. Ugly, and I hate the "more" after almost every comment. See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/business/media/a-note-to-our-readers-about-comments.html

Thanks for "reprinting" the post from CaliorniaImport. I was struck by their take, which rings true to me.

I embrace the shift from anonymity. However, as I tweeted to Bill Church, I am skeptical of Facebook as the cure. It's also a little silly to see editors at various Gannett papers spinning as though this is a local, rather than corporate, decision.

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