Mozilla TALK with Better Butthurt Exclusion Tools

Posted by Kyle 10:39 AM (CDT)

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Mozilla has decided that the Washington Post and other "news" organizations need better ways for readers to comment. Some "news" agencies have been so appalled at people being appalled, they the "news" organization has simply turned off comments. Others have disabled them after no one cares enough about their "news" to even comment at all. And other "news" organizations have launched without reader comments because reader comments do not give them the echo chamber that they are only comfortable with. While all this sounds like a kumbaya moment on the surface, I would suggest that it is nothing more than a tool to get rid of what you do not want to hear, or even better, what you want others to hear.

It’s easy to moderate. Based on feedback from moderators at 12 different companies, we’ve created a simple moderation system with keyboard shortcuts and a feature-rich configuration.

Maybe Mozilla could learn a bit from the HardForum Rule #1; (1) Absolutely NO FLAMING, NAME CALLING OR PERSONAL ATTACKS, NO TROLLING. Mutual respect and civilized conversation is the required norm. NO POLITICAL DISCUSSION OUTSIDE OF THE SOAPBOX SUBFORUM. And when any of that happens, our community has proven over and over to be able to police itself.

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