The End Of Comments

“Internet comments have long been a conundrum. Like communism, they’re great on paper but not so much in practice. Done right, publishing comments can drive discussion and increase reader engagement. But more often than not, publishers have seen their comment sections devolve into a free-for-all in which decorum and even social norms are tossed aside in the name of some grievance, real or perceived. That’s why a small but growing number of publishers are turning their backs on the entire notion of Internet comments.”
—Quick question: How do you feel about Internet comments? Do you still leave them? Do you even read them? This may not be a simple matter of academic interest here, so if you have opinions feel free to share them. Unless they are about spellcasters, because boy have we heard enough about those guys over the last year.#