The Value of Website Comments

MATTHEW DAVID BROZIK: Does anyone else find comments on Web posts to be, without exception, much more interesting to read than the posts themselves?

HOWARD MEGDAL: No. Almost always, comments remind me why I try not to leave the house.

JESSICA BADER: On most sites, comments are an absolute cesspool.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: The comments on most of the stories on, Raleigh-Durham’s source for local news, are always somewhere in between awesome and terrible.

JON DALY: There’s one place I frequent that has great comments consistently, and that’s Baseball Think Factory. Some of the ones at Comics Curmudgeon are pretty funny, but I’m not a regular there, so I’m probably missing out on a lot of inside humor.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I guess I see BTF differently- a place that exists for the comments, really- and your news site that exists for news, and has comments. I think the quality of each reflects the mission.

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