[Imc-uk-features] hiding comments
ac.thomas at ntlworld.com
Sat Mar 24 17:37:51 PDT 2007
If you are going to hide comments from the opposition you really ought
to drop the claim to Open Publishing. Has that been formally renounced?
> I haven't been following comments much tbh, but i just wanted to say that
> i agree with chrisc that we shouldn't be providing a platform for
> pro-imperial trolls. As much as i think we shouldn't hide too much, i
> agree with most of this sort of hiddens.
> On Sat, March 24, 2007 2:03 am, Chris wrote:
>> On Fri 23-Mar-2007 at 10:32:42PM +0000, mini mouse wrote:
>>> Comments are always a contentious issue, I wish we
>>> didn't support them on imc but there you go.
>>> 365937 in particular has a lot of hidden comments,
>>> reading it makes it particularly clear this has happened but of course
>>> with no explanation.
>>> Seems to me none of the hidden comments were that
>>> appalling, I think we should be a little bit more relaxed about this
>> People cam look at this here:
>> I agree that it makes the comments that are left make less
>> sense since they are replies to hidden comments... I don't really have a
>> good answer to this...
>> The first comment is from someone who *only* posts
>> per-imperial comments, *always* -- if you have admin access search comments
>> for their name using the author field. They are generally subtle-ish --
>> like sowing doubt rather than blatently arguing the MoD line but... of
>> course they might well just be a reader of the site who supports the
>> Empire rather than being someone who paid for
>> these comments and of course we have to assume this in the absence of any
>> evidence... But I think they should be hidden because of this record.
>> The other comments by "." are not so bad but are along the
>> same lines, perhaps they should be unidden, but personally I'm fed of of
>> pro-establishment / pro-main stream media type comments -- giving these
>> views a platform isn't what I think IMC is for, but perhaps it is better
>> to let some stay if they are argued against, but then do we want to have
>> the same debates with these trolls every day... don't we have better
>> things to do...?
>> While we are on this subject a few people have expressed
>> an interest in working on a "Disinformation, Propergander and Information
>> Warfare" feature and we are going to set
>> up a private wiki to work on this, it'll probably take a few months to
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