The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 15th August 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Moderation rules are more lenient for this section, but try and play nicely.

 

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Hey everyone, thank you for contacting us with the problems you are having at the moment with posting comments.

While you may be told your message has been trashed or disallowed or denied, they are in fact all remaining on site.

So please be patient and your comments will turn up.

We are working on the problem and will have a solution soon.

PS -While we are having this discussion about comments, we have always felt moderated comments were a way to go to avoid trolling. The Internet can be a pretty rude place at times so we wanted to try and reduce that.

How would everyone feel about

a) Direct posts to blogs.

b) Moderation after publishing (if we went down this path we would need volunteer moderators).

c) We are going to start clamping down more on personal abuse between commentators and would like to open up thoughts form you the readers about what you would like to see in terms of comments and what the rules should be.

Please leave comments below. Thoughts on what we will do will be published middle of next month.

Cheers TDB Team

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. re : the Minto post…it would be stupid to risk escalating the problem and have the whole ‘The Daily Blog ‘ at risk of being taken out …’The Daily Blog’ is essential to NZ’s democracy with some important voices/posters/articles/ points of view which must not be jeopardised

    ‘The Daily Blog’ could have a simple disclaimer in its heading the way they do on ‘RT’ at the beginning of the ‘Keiser Report’ stating:

    “The views and opinions expressed in the following programme do not necessarily coincide with those of RT”

    ( instead of “programme” insert “Post”)

    http://www.rt.com/shows/keiser-report/312323-episode-max-keiser-796/

  2. I personally haven’t had too much of a problem posting although admittedly I don’t post often (LOL just had my post rejected due to captcha time expired – I need time to compose my comments!). I would say that for some topics posts should be moderated ahead of time. I notice that in the Daily Mail Online they have some stories with moderated comments and others that are not moderated in advance (it says which it is at the top of the comments). It’s probably not that hard to guess which posts will pull in the most aggressive commenters and thus need stricter moderation.

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