Engadget Turns off Comments
A bold move by a big site – Engadget has disabled comments on the site. The reason?
…over the past few days the tone in comments has really gotten out of hand. What is normally a charged — but fun — environment for our users and editors has become mean, ugly, pointless, and frankly threatening in some situations… and that’s just not acceptable. Some of you out there in the world of anonymous grandstanding have gotten the impression that you run the place, but that’s simply not the case.
Engadget claims that only a small percentage of its readers actually comment, so site traffic isn’t supposed to get a hit. Still, shutting up the readers isn’t a common theme amongst techy blogs, so it will be interesting to see when and if Engadget will turn the comments back on.