Comments on websites are unnecessary

Comments on websites are unnecessary
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I hope that I’m not alone in thinking that comments on websites are mostly unnecessary. I view them as a distraction and find that the majority of comments do not add anything pertinent to the article or topic they appear in. That said, I have read some excellent discussions in comments sections below controversial subjects, but they are extremely rare.

It is true that everyone has an opinion. Unfortunately, in this era of Twitter and Facebook and a zillion WordPress blogs -- where the voiceless have been given a voice -- a lot of those opinions appearing in comments are essentially just noise. A lot of noise.

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