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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Shut Up, He Explained: The Daily Beast Silences All of Its Readers

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

There’s a poetic justice to this. A year or two ago, The Daily Beast permablocked me from commenting. I had been disobedient. Now, however, it is treating all its obedient communist readers as badly as me! Their submission got them bupkus!
 

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08.19.15 3:59 P.M. ET

A Note to Our Readers

As of today, we will be removing the commenting function off our site.

Like many of our fellow publications, we have noticed that the conversation around our articles is increasingly happening on social networks, not in the commenting section. More and more of you are reaching out directly to our authors to engage in lively and considered back-and-forth on Twitter, Facebook and other channels. We are hoping this decision will encourage and amplify more of this conversation.

Now, this doesn’t mean that commenting is gone forever: We are looking at multiple ways to bring you an upgraded commenting experience and would value your feedback at tech@thedailybeast.com.

Best,

The Daily Beast Team

1 comment:

EnviroSmart said...

I am EnviroSmart on TDB. I think I might be the reason they did this to everyone. They cannot handle what is coming down the pike.