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.
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.