The comments section is a feature of online blogs and news websites in which the publishers invite the audience to comment on the published content. The Comment Section is a weekly American infotainment television series which premiered on the E! network, on August 7, Announced in May , the. Hi, There's no real difference. If you want to get subtle, 'comments' suggests that more than one comment may be made. Clive.
Ive done the test and RA gets 23 out of Thats still very bad, but no reason to exaggerate. Its been a while since ive tested it but before you call me a liar just remember that Google recently switched their page speed auditing system to their light house system so scores may vary now. Scores are also dependant on image size so maybe someone decided their cover photos don't need to be 5 mb.
These things vary as sites get updated. I think they got tired of meetings where they'd have to decide whether to keep the comments open for any given article. That being said I personally believe freedom of speech is the most important concept we have in our society and that creating a 'safe space' on the internet is a pipedream. Nasty comments will just live elsewhere on the web but definitely not out of sight.
By closing the comment section RA is choosing the easy way out while for years their reviews have introduced a certain degree of gatekeeping into the scene. Purists have always been a part of the scene sure but they decided to employ them which I believe ultimately created a sentiment that it's ok to criticize artists. Which ironically is exactly what they're business has been doing for years with the only difference being that they employ crafted wordsmiths whereas the comment sections are filled with people who have been on three day cokebinge at Tresor.
Everything that is on facebook or twitter is the responsability of these two sites. Ra can just let the racists and homophobic go wild, it's twitter or facebook that will suffer most of the consequences.
Moderating content takes a lot of energy and money, and bring little benefits. RA don't want to bother with that, and it's understandable. Not just on RA, but I hate the general trend of websites eliminating comments. If I'm on ra. I've done that when RA closed the comments on the website, and I didn't see any less mud-slinging and nastiness there.
Perhaps the typical post receives comments that are more in line with what RA sees as "a fair reflection of our audience or our community", but they're certainly also much more inane and worthless than the comments on the site. Call me crazy, but I find this to be less helpful than this.
And sure, there's plenty of less insightful stuff between those comments and the "full-blown intolerance", but I for one enjoy reading people's reactions to the article or the music even if other people find them uninteresting.
I also really like going back and reading old reviews and comments from stuff I'm just coming across and seeing what people thought of it and had to say about it back then. Even if the comments on RA's facebook were fantastic, try finding a post from on that page. I know that's not an ideal solution if the comments were truly trash but at least it's something.
Conversely, what's the solution for someone like me who enjoyed the comments immensely now that the comments are gone? It's certainly not going to facebook. I'm also fairy certain it's not going to be whatever RA claims to be cooking up with this statement:. Meanwhile, we are investigating new ways of fostering community that are more in line with the times and, most importantly, that are welcoming and inclusive to everyone. I thought about using the email they left on that opinion piece to voice my distaste, but I'm certain this isn't something they are willing to go back on.
If there was a good alternative for good discussion about this type of music I'd love to be there. The RA comments section was far from perfect the forums were better for that, but alas If anyone has any good suggestions for a good place to discuss this music or a place to find music that slips through the cracks of the big publications' output, please let me know. Completely agreed with all you said, although this doesnt bother me as much as when they closed down the forums with a similarly half-assed argument.
There were other very resourceful, although maybe less impressive threads on there, and they all just got purged one day when i did not see it coming, at which point i lost so much information since i barely bookmarked any of the stuff. I find this very dissapointing. I also find it bizarre to close the comments because of trolls and hurtful comments and the like and to then point to social media sites. I'm still friends with people from completely different social, racial, cultural, sexual etc.
I have loads of ideas. It's going to happen eventually just not sure when: I think there's a big market for it. The end of Mnml ssgs left a huge hole in that space for me. Yeah, I feel the same, there's definitely a hole for more indepth dance music writing. I don't like everything RA put out but at least they are still employing actual writers and put out some good pieces every few months.
Most other sites like Mixmag etc. The death of Mark Fisher also left a gaping hole for any sort of theory engaging with dance music.
If I decide to continue my academic career ie. I don't know who you are unfortunately but the idea of long well-written dance music essays sounds fucking amazing. I'm no Mark Fisher but I think I can do better than most of these so-called dance music journalists: I always hated it when they shutdown threads. With no comments at all I am very disappointed now.
I myself started to write a bit on medium. If you want to join me or just talk about some topics shoot me a message: I don't know if you know the platform already, but Medium might be great to do that.
There's some good niche content on medium but I don't really like the site as whole. I'll either use some blogging site or maybe even get a domain and then use some sort of template. The hateful comments on RA were nothing compared to YT. Some trolling yeah, but mostly they had a point. A few emails and I can probably find out for sure, but this is exactly why they closed their comment section.
I read their statement as "we've decided that moderating comments costs too much and therefore we're shutting them down". No elusion towards money being a driving factor in this statement. Even if it was, they could have at least had an open discussion with users about the issues they were experiencing.
Sounds to me more like they are wanting to control a specific narrative, and at the same time silence the platforms community. Well, it's impossible to say, but moderating comments properly so that threads on certain issues don't become a dumpster fire is pretty labour intensive.
I agree that there are issues with moderation not limited to RA , however removing the ability to communicate between the user community is a deeper and questionable concern; the moderation controls and questionable comments themselves are purely surface issues in my opinion. In between the good stuff, RA is so obviously driven by cocksucker publicists flogging mediocre music, can't be having people say their shitty artists are just putting out beatport fodder now, can we.
I also dont get it. If you make your music public you should be able to deal with criticism - even with hate sometimes. I dont get why RA sees it as their role to "protect" someone. If those people can't deal with that maybe they should generally step away from social media at least for a while. Honestly I just think they see it as their role to protect artists that pay RA to promote them from bad comments. What artist is happy to pay for a feature if the comments are all like nope this is terrible.
I also think there is some opposition to the idea that negative criticism can still be valid. I think I also see this a lot on reddit when I say I dislike this or that artist. People seem to think it's better to shut up about that sort of thing then to share it. I think it's a terrible decision that's going to noticeably drop their traffic. For every one ignorant and malicious comment, there were usually like 5 decent, well thought out, interesting comments.
Instead of closing their comments, they should have considered bumping up their moderation. Hell, even closing comments on articles but pushing for more discussion on their forums section would have been fine. I do not like this notion that the only people who have a say are their writers. Sure that's their prerogative as a private website, but artists posted on their all the time too. End of the year features always had loads of great suggestions that they couldn't cover in their top It's not just trolls and scumbags.
I'm a bit disappointed, this is incredibly lazy. I hope to god that's not the case Honestly I can think of a few things they could have tried before totally shutting it down. First off, get official moderators. Don't just shut down whole comment sections, delete comments that break the rules and ban repeat offenders.
Was there even a report comment function on threads? I genuinely cannot remember, but I'm pretty sure there was only the voting system, which clearly wasn't enough. If that's too much work for moderators, at least consolidate down to a separate message board section. I know reddit is super fucked in some of the viewpoints it houses, but at least they have SOME type of system in place for enforcing community rules and reports.
Some of those things could be used quite effectively on a targeted website with a much smaller reader base. RA started as a forum, and now they're just dropping that aspect completely? Maybe I'm being dramatic, but I really think it's the wrong move. There was a reporting function, and it definitely had moderators, I think it was more a question of, does the seemingly rare insightful comment nowadays outweigh the other noise.
Ahh yeah, the report function is still up, fair. Even so, it doesn't seem like anything ever came of reporting. It was often the same crummy people posting over and over, and I've no recollection of anyone getting banned, which probably would have done a great deal for quality control. As for the point you bring up here, I fully believe and maintain that there were way more good, on topic comments than bad ones. And the people who are willing to post that kind of stuff on RA have no qualms about posting it under their real names.
The only outcome you'll see from this is that discussion gets worse across the whole board. I went on RA today to post my impressions from Berghain Silvester and the sets I caught there, then saw that comments had been closed. I was looking forward to seeing what other people wrote about it too, as I always do with the Berghain Klubnacht, since IRL I don't know other people going there primarily for the music. Whatever their innate faults, forums such as the RA comments section create a sense of community and that service will be missed.
Proangelwings already got a few shoutouts, here he? Where else should I go to discuss dance music? Or some dead techno forum that gets a post every other week, like Subsekt? None of these other places really foster any interesting discussion. I kind of get the "let's just get rid of it" approach to a problem. RA probably has the most authority of any electronic music media that there is, this carries responsibility with the prestige.
That's also the argument against the motion, and it's truly sad that this article headlined with a big "Opinion" is instead an announcement, and the first one to not be discussed on the site.
Yeah, it's not the community. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, that's what we're deleting here. If it smells like leftist policy, and looks like leftist policy, guess what?
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