“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

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MOD Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 38,484
Re: War is over, if you want it

Richard Butler wrote:

cerich wrote:

whatever, then turn off commenting for the main page posts and let it go into a forum with a mod and use a "report function".. Right now DPReview is encouraging the anger and lack of civility here and you have more than enough tools to manage except it's obvious that there is no desire to. Someone has made the choice that having DPReview as one of the most unfriendly mainstream forums drives traffic and click thru to parent Amazon.
Try to at least have the courage to admit it

In the long term, a site with positive engagement is much more attractive to new readers than one with anger and hostility. Even if our aim was to drive traffic to Amazon (it isn't), the current state of the comments would not be an effective way to achieve it.

We're working on mechanisms to encourage positive contributions, but in the short term, it's not practical for our editorial staff or our moderators to deal with the volume of comments we get, nor try to make subtle judgement calls about who's acting in good faith.

Richard - dpreview.com

Respond with humour and refuse to be baited?

I don’t think tribal attitudes by way of responses work well.

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