The situation in KTG’s comments section has gone far out of control recently. More than 10-15 comments per day solely aiming to target and attack each other? In the last 24 hours, I deleted 20 ‘comments’ by users furious at each other. Guys, You must be kidding… Guys, I wonder, how you manage to survive on so much vitriol.
Such comments add nothing in value; in fact, they are not even ‘comments’.
They are a misuse of the opportunities KTG gives you to express your opinion on certain issues of Greek, European or even global interest.
Some of you will not even let a gnat touch ground on KTG. They feel they are obliged to add their sauce and kill it with a swatter. Others keep repeating the same ten-word mantra for at least the last 365 days.You’ve made your point, guys, with more than 100 comments!
And some would post 5 comments within -what? half an hour? – addressed to a single user here.
Some think they have the right to intervene in my moderation guidelines, and other feel offended I do not allow ‘comments’ containing insults, hate, racism and sexism or incite to unlawful actions.
You are not alone here, guys, you cannot insult or bore other readers. It is toxic. It leads to nowhere.
I have been much too tolerant believing in pluralism and freedom of expression. When these two values that are important to me get exploited, then my tolerance reaches its limits. It is worn out. Exhausted. Finished. Kaput. Over.
Technology provides me with tools on how to deal with this issue:
Disable Comments (Not Like) – Very strong moderation (Like) as in last 24 hours -Allow everything no matter how bad (Not Like At All).
I could also ban users, but I do not want to do it either. Notice: I have banned users in the past, nobody missed them or even realized they were banned – except themselves, of course.
Comment is Free? That’s a joke with double meaning.
Moderation of Comments takes time and effort. KTG’s time and effort. KTG’s huge amount of time and effort.
Comments space is a gift from site administration to readers. It is is not a right the readers can claim.
You are still welcome to comment. It’s only that you may not be able to see your comment posted.