If a comment falls in the forest

The Internet continues to push the topic of online comments around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. We all know it helps generate traffic as nothing makes people happier than voicing their unhappiness anonymously online. We even battle with it here. But, we’re not claiming to be journalists or news people. There’s a difference.

At any rate, the sacbee.com has figured out the perfect solution to this problem: Just hide them!

Let’s get straight to the point. You can now decide for yourself whether you want to see comments on sacbee.com. We’ve added a button (see below) at the bottom of every story and blog post that allows you to turn comments on and off.

Click the button and ALL comments on ALL stories are hidden from view. Click the button again and ALL comments reappear. The site will retain your preference to hide or show comments every time you visit as long as you have cookies enabled in your browzer.

Browzer. Nice.

Whatever you do, don’t un-hide those comments. There’s nothing to read here, these aren’t the comments you’re looking for. Stay classy, Sacramento.

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Author: RonTopofIt

RonTopofIt is a complex personality, as are most of the small breed of modern day renaissance millionaires. He wishes more people were like him and yet believes that it takes all kinds. You've met RonTopofIt many times, you just don't remember him.

7 thoughts on “If a comment falls in the forest”

  1. This had to come in part from the torrent of drilling Blair Anthony Robertson has been getting from day 1 on his restaurant reviews. At first I was offended by the crudeness of the remarks. And in deed many of them were just outright personal attacks. However as of late I have to agree with much of the criticism about his style of reporting and lack of knowledge about his subject matter, although they still get pretty personal.

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  2. Without comments, how will anyone find the best thai soup. Honestly I only read Sacbee.com for the comments. I even have a few favorite commenters. I especially enjoy the articles attracting the ire of civil servants. They seem to have the best vitriol.

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  3. Soon the comments will be automatically hidden and a user will have to hunt for the comment button to read them… then perhaps they’ll just get rid of the comments all together..

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