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I have noticed a lot of articles recently don't have the ability to make comments. Is there any reason for the change?
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Most AusBT articles still allow comments, which we encourage as long as they are on topic and add value to the conversation (and I'd point out that many news websites do not offer comments on articles at all, for some it's the exception rather than the rule).That said, not every article requires comments, and there's been a propensity of late for some considered, straightforward articles to be followed by a stack of ill-considered and off-topic comments where readers dip in their oar and let loose with the same tired old whinges and whines and "armchair airline CEO" nonsense which has naught to do with the article, and it's the articles which people come here to read. (You can probably detect that I'm well and truly "over" all that.)There's also only so much time we can spend moderating such threads. So we're using judgement to be more selective about which articles have commenting enabled.If readers have a desire to have their own say on any specific topic, that's what the Community forums are for.
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I for one am tired of some commenters who think this is an aviation enthusiasts website and can't let a single article mentioning some Airbus or Boeing jet go by without paragraphs of analysis and shorthand jargon on why this airline should buy that aircraft, or who bring their dislike for a certain airline into every article mentioning that airline.
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There's also only so much time we can spend moderating such threads. So we're using judgement to be more selective about which articles have commenting enabled.If readers have a desire to have their own say on any specific topic, that's what the Community forums are for.
by David at Feb 21, 2017, 05.36 PM.
the above comment seems to suggest that the 'Community Forums' go un-moderated. This has not been my experience - and IMHO, would seem to have little relevance to the original discussion point raised by @granular. From my recollections, the 'restricted' articles without reply options appear to possibly have been advertiser / sponsor related. In particular, I'm thinking of two Samsung & Microsoft recent articles which have appeared sans comment sections. Hardly the purvey of trolling 'armchair CEO's."
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