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From removing comments to boosting interaction at the Daily Record | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

From removing comments to boosting interaction at the Daily Record | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Giornalismo Digitale | Scoop.it
The Scottish daily removed the commenting facility from football stories last year but have re-engaged their community with a new team

 

One year ago, editors at the Daily Record removed the commenting facility on all football stories on the website due to a continued level of "unacceptable" behaviour below the line.

"We are talking about personal abuse directed against other users and members of our staff," read the statement announcing the decision in October 2012, "foul language, hate speech, sectarianism and systematic, tit-for-tat deletion of posts."

Much of the online furore that led to the commenting facility being revoked centred around Rangers Football Club entering administration and eventual liquidation in 2012. Rangers and Celtic, two Glasgow clubs together known as the Old Firm, have a historically fiery history and a climate of sectarian abuse built up around the topic between rival fans.

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New York Times elevates comments from below the line | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

New York Times elevates comments from below the line | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Giornalismo Digitale | Scoop.it
As part of a series of experiments to make reaction more useful to readers, comments are placed alongside a story
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