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Old 02-02-2010, 02:03 PM
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Engadget disables commenting on articles

As this is related to the PPC news world as engadget writes PPC articles I figured it could go here. If wrong forum please move to approriate.

Anyone who checks out engadget knows that they love the iphone, and most things apple. Well recently the commentors have been making a lot of comments about just how much coverage engadget gives to all things mac. While its true they do I was actually suprised to see a semi non positive article on the Ipad last week.

Last week Joshua posted this article. My favorite line from it being.
"Are you so bothered by stories about the Cupertino-based company that you feel the need to comment on each and every story about how bothered by stories about the Cupertino-based company you are?" Nope definetly not slanted in the least.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/30/d...te-apple-news/


This week they have turned commenting off.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/02/w...off-for-a-bit/
What I find funny is that he doesnt mention the main reason is backlash over a large number of mac threads. He says its negative comments but doesnt say its negative comments on all the mac articles.

So anyway incase you go to engadget and wonder why you cant post comments, now you know.

I find this news related as I have actually learned a lot about aspects of winmo and cdma network issues from commentors in the articles. I read the comments then search what they said for more info.

They have turned the site into a different animal doing this. They have also said they will be banning people. I wonder if people who flame them for writting 30+ articles on the ipad will be banned. I will be spending more time on other sites reading now.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:30 PM
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

they should keep comments off and forgo the banner ad hits (of which most commentators are running adblockers anyways not generating "revenue"). Engadet (like it's daddy AOL dot) is pathetic to begin with but the comments are nothing but spam and misinformation.
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

reading the flame-wars was my favorite! that will be missed! do i smell boycott...?
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:18 AM
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

So, NOW they post stuff about the joojoo tablet and how it supports full flash in its browser.... and we can't discuss it there.

I am done with engadget, I'll just have to read gizmodo.com exclusively from now on. They have sci-fi and sports sections anyway.
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

Gizmodo isn't any better. Really.
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

ppcgeeks needs to have its own review crew. why not? a lot of the best phones either already have or soon after its release get its own section here to be discussed, modded, flamed, etc.



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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

hmm I just posted a comment on their guess they changed their mind
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

Pretty funny, I never read the comments myself though so I would have never noticed.

EDIT- just went to the site and you CAN leave comments, they switched the default to not show comments but you can turn them on. You have to register to comment though, that may be new.

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Old 02-16-2010, 05:38 PM
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

heh. I kind of like engadget/gizmodo. very bread and butter, though. I'm sure they are highly advertiser influenced.
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Re: Engadget disables commenting on articles

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heh. I kind of like engadget/gizmodo. very bread and butter, though. I'm sure they are highly advertiser influenced.
IMO,they are less advertiser influenced than they suffer from acute cases of iCult syndrome...
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