Commenting Tweak in Action


I am currently working on the comments section, installing a new system to reduce the moderation necessary and get posts approved more quickly.

Old comments will appear to have vanished for awhile, but new comments will show up–and be saved by the system.

Feel free to comment away in the meantime.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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TokarskiDon PogrebaRob KaileyMark TokarskiCraig Moore Recent comment authors
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Craig Moore

You passed!

Mark Tokarski

I read a while back about a comment suppression system that would allow a host to make it appear to the commenter that his posts were going though even as they were not. The comment would appear on the screen of the commenter, but nowhere else, and the commenter would not know it. That’s not pretty, kind of ugly really. But when you tell us you are tweaking your comment moderation system, and knowing how the comments trouble you when they are not in line with your general outlook … Nah. But I have to ask you why you are… Read more »

Rob Kailey

Mark, if we are to be at all realistic then it is indigenous for yet another accusation of ‘moderation by agreement’. Very few Montana websites, right or left, have ever altered or deleted comments based solely on political agreement or issue based philosophy. I would never argue that hasn’t happened at every website (including yours), but almost almost invariably that disagreeable comment carried with it a personal attack. I’ve actually been impressed that this website, more than most, does not tend to draw the comments that require moderation, and posit two reasons: 1) The culture is one of debate and… Read more »

Rob Kailey

“than”, not “then”. Sorry.

Rob Kailey

See, this why you need an editor. I stared at the word a dozen times, but “indigenous” is not “disingenuous”

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