ksl.com Comment Board Changes
SALT LAKE CITY -- Users of KSL.com may have noticed a major change to the site Friday. The comment boards have been turned off -- temporarily.
The boards are being revamped with an eye toward improving civility and limiting negativity. Deseret Digital Media, KSL.com's parent company, has been wrestling with the issue of how to improve the discourse on the comment boards for months now.
President and CEO of Deseret Digital Media Clark Gilbert said, "Unfortunately, while they should be a tool to help share dialogue and help give a voice in our communities -- and often they are -- many times they become a forum for uncivil and inappropriate discussion." Read the full story on ksl.com
KSL.com filtering out some of the 'garbage'
SALT LAKE CITY — In the world of online news, readers' ability to comment on a story has become a mainstay, but sometimes the comments go beyond what is considered civil.
Now one of the state's largest media outlets is working to rein in the negativity sometimes conveyed on online message and comment boards in favor of forums that offer more constructive feedback.
Beginning March 5, KSL.com will shut down its online comment sites to install upgrades that will allow users the ability to monitor and police dialogue posted on its message boards. Read the full story on DeseretNews.com