How to manage the conversation with your community

We discussed comments and online news today, and you’ve done some reading on the topic as well. Please write a short blog post on how you would manage comments if you were in charge of a news site. Issues to consider:

  • Would you require real names, or would you allow anonymous and pseudonymous contributions?
  • Would you screen all comments before allowing them to be posted, or would you simply remove offensive comments after they had been posted?
  • Would you encourage shifting the conversation to platforms you don’t control (especially Facebook), or would you try to keep it in-house?

Try to make use of some of our reading on comments by quoting and linking as appropriate.


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