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    28 Dec '13 21:51
    Bye-bye, bile? Websites dealing with nasty comments

    Associated Press

    December 28, 2013

    New York -- Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: a recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.

    Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in order to restore civil discourse. Some sites, such as Popular Science, are banning comments altogether.

    It goes on...

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bye-bye-bile-Websites-dealing-with-nasty-5097072.php
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    29 Dec '13 10:042 edits
    Originally posted by JS357
    Bye-bye, bile? Websites dealing with nasty comments

    Associated Press

    December 28, 2013

    New York -- Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: a recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.

    Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a ...[text shortened]...
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bye-bye-bile-Websites-dealing-with-nasty-5097072.php
    You have to be a subscriber to access this content .... 🙁

    But here's a version everyone can read:
    http://www.wral.com/bye-bye-bile-websites-try-to-nix-nasty-comments/13247197/

    Or: http://blogs.rep-am.com/worth_reading/2013/12/27/bile-busters/