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post #11 of (permalink) Old 2011-12-07, 02:28 PM
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What is the point of the comments section? If the vast majority is profanity-laded insensitive remarks or often downright hate speech, why do websites feel the need to include it? Are they not just giving these scum a platform to spread hate?

If I read a newspaper and want to comment, I write/email it to the editor and it's published in the comments section. It can't be anonymous and it must be approved before it's published. Why should it be any different on the Internet? Just because it's instant communcation doesn't mean it's worthy of publishing.

Society has proved they can't communicate with respect or tolerance or sensitivity so it's about time the comments section disappears.

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