Friday, January 11, 2013

North Coast Journal Removing Comments?

Anybody else posted comments to stories on the North Coast Journal site and have them disappear? I believe this is the second time I've noticed mine missing.

I posted one earlier in regards this story. Checked back in about half an hour and it was gone. Posted a different one later and it's still there as I write this.

Just wondering if it's being done deliberately, a glitch in the web site, or maybe I'm just not seeing all the comments?

Update: DISREGARD! I just found my comment in those of another story on the same subject. I thought I'd posted it under the same one as my last comment. My bad and apologies to the N.C. Journal.

11 Comments:

At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry about it Fred. You've deleted my comments before on your own blog and I didn't consider them inflammatory in the least. Dictator's privilege.

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

Progs at the helms of Humboldt community input forums are notorious intellectual fascists who routinely censor comments of political opponents. This is what makes them so scary when they manage to get one of their ilk into public office. Bye-bye free speech if it conflicts with the Prog Party Line which is: Destroy Humboldt County's economy so that working class and poor are made to suffer so that yuppie class activists, most of them coming in from big cities and can have a nice, quiet, pretty, decaying community to recover their nature ties with and to hell with the locals..

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Actually, disregard. I just realized I posted the comment I thought deleted to a different story on the same general subject. They didn't delete it.

 
At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

Jack Durham of McKinleyville Press is deleting perfectly reasonable posts by HOJ. Jack is an exclusionist, Just like other blog administrators.

Why?

HOJ is disrupting the local political insiders with his facts and truths.

Why?

Because HOJ has been victimized by the local political insiders - that's what happens when you run for office not pandering for the "power trippers" and speak truthfully.

HOJ always figured Jack Durham as a social manipulator, censoring, anti U.S. Constitution type.

Karma shall be a force to be reckoned with when the media gets shunned more and more for its non-journalistic reactions and responses.

Sure seems that media is helping to destroy America, but for what exact purpose? - HOJ

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They think only of themselves, just themselves.

 
At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't post on the Times-Standard anymore because my comments regularly disappear. They're not objectionable comments near as I can figure.

Comments posted through my Facebook account only appear when I'm logged into Facebook (The impression given is one of trying to make me think they've not been removed by showing them only to me. I don't see anything in my privacy settings that would affect sharing my comments with the public.)

Comments posted through my Yahoo account show up normally, but sometimes disappear later in the day. I wonder if there's a person trolling, flagging comments for fun, which could be easily done multiple times from the same computer using a proxy to make it look like multiple users.

Whatever the reason/cause, I don't bother with the newspaper's comment system anymore.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen Facebook comments removed. I regularly get notification via FB that someone has posted a comment on some thread I've posted one to. I go there to read the comment and can't find it.

Just had that happen a few minutes ago. Got notification that someone had commented on an Orange County Register story I commented on. Went there and the only comment there was mine!

Happens all the time. It's always possible they deleted their comment after posting it, but I can't imagine it happening as often as I can't find the comments.

 
At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like a glitch. e.g., the user's comment will never be made public, remaining only visible to the user who wrote it, but the programmer who set up this arrangement wasn't savvy enough to remember that you'll receive a notification when the user posts his reply. So, you're learning about a comment you were never meant to be told about.

 
At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Jack Durham said...

Once a person makes veiled death threats on my blog, he gets banned. FYI.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I don't necessarily ban anyone. The biggest problem I've had are gratuitous insults are nothing more than insults with no constructive addition to the discussion. Whether towards me, or someone else, they get deleted.

Granted, much of it depends on my mood at the time.

 
At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Jack Durham said...

I've NEVER deleted comments based on political disagreements. I welcome opinions that are different than my own. Political disagreements are healthy and encouraged.

I've deleted comments that are racists, offensive or slanderous.

If people comment using their real names, I'm very careful. I put thought into the process as if I may have to discuss and justify my decision.

But if the poster is anonymous, I don't sweat about it at all. I delete with extreme prejudice.

Oh, and when people make veiled death threats, they get banned immediately.

 

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