They’re Back… Comments That Is!
We’re a day late, but as promised in our earlier post when we disabled comments to provide a “cooling off” period, they’re now back with a few modifications.
First and foremost we’ve now implemented our new comment rating system. You as a reader can now give a comment a thumbs up or thumbs down. If a comment gets enough down votes, it’s hidden by default, though you can click a link and still view that comment. Posts that get enough up votes and comments with many votes in general also get highlighted.
We’ll be watching how the system performs and tweaking the numbers based on what we see happening, we expect it will take some time to get things fine tuned.
Note also that we didn’t remove any comments in this process, so now that we’ve turned the system back on all previous comments are back and available to be rated.
Second, we spent a little time thinking about our commenting policy going forward. You can read it here or from the link above the comment box on any story. We think it’s pretty straight forward but we’re happy to get your feedback and make changes as necessary.
With that, let the commenting recommence and feel free to let us know what you think.