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  • tincanman

    For music, there is Readers Recommend at the Guardian.co.uk, England’s top newspaper site. People suggest songs on a weekly theme and discuss them, their context, etc. Its for fans of music, not technical analysis of it. And its constructive, no personal attacks if people disagree.

  • @tincanman

    Thank you! I am not much into music myself, but many readers might like such series. :)

    I’ve linkified so it’s easier to visit – correct me if that is wrong URL.

  • I quite often read the comments from Reddit when I pick up a Reddit story in my Digg, Reddit, Slashdot, Del.icio.us Mashup v2 feed.

    The comments there range through some of the most observant, funny, clever and silly things that i’ve ever read. It’s one of the few times I actually LOL when not watching a silly video.

  • @Jonny

    Guess I am not alone in my fondness for comments there. :)

    By the way I need to tinker some mashup stuff for myself, core feeds I read are so settled it got slightly boring lately.

  • JeeMan

    There are two sites where I read the comments: here and at lifehacker.com

    At lifehacker, in the comments of the posts about softwares or hive five, I have found some excellent pieces of softwares. True Gems! :D

    Never heard of reddit, I think I’ll have a look.

  • @JeeMan

    I am biased as owner so it’s good to hear readers also find comments here worth attention. :)

    On Lifehacker – I am not a fan of their comments. There are indeed excellent suggestions occasionally, but comments area is poorly designed, has confusing threading and mandatory login. I had registered there once but ended up unable to login or reset my password.

  • Comments present a unique source of ideas, opinions and feedback on a certain topic.
    As for me, there is a limit of comments I can follow , it is easy to get lost among hundreds of them especially if I subscribe for followup comments.

  • @Sandrina

    Do you subscribe to comments from whole site or to comments on specific posts you comment on?

    Sometimes I think it would be nice to read few complete comments feeds, but so far I stick with specific threads.

  • It depends on the website or the topic. Comments are really thought provoking so I would like to read them all, but I prefer sticking to specific threads too….

  • The DataRat

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    Engadget has turned off commenting !

    http://www.betanews.com/article/Engadget-shuts-down-commenting-Comment-about-it-here/1265138654

    The tone of their notice being sort of a power struggle for
    who controls Engadget. A rather amazing proposition.

    There’s some forums/blogs where the comments are better than
    the articles. Others where the comments are so consistently
    sarcastic and negative that I never read them. Teenage snotty
    brats !

    But an informed and articulate readership with keen insights
    represents an invaluable asset.

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    The DataRat

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  • @DataRat

    Yeah, commenters on large sites can get pretty crazy. Publishers usually seem happy to see shitstorm (page views and such) but if neglected it will go to the bad place Engadget had reached.

    From my experience managing large amount of comments/forum posts is a balance between having strict moderator and not letting them be asses to others.

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