Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Yahoo cuts off message board trolls today

First online chat rooms, now this:


Yahoo! News is working on new ways for readers to comment on the news and participate in a discussion around it. While we work on our new community features, the message boards that have been linked from individual news articles will be taken offline Dec. 19.

As currently set up, the Yahoo! News message boards allow a small number of vocal users to dominate the discussion. In addition, related discussions from similar news articles are not easily linked. Over the next few months, we plan to offer new discussion forums based on topics in the news and incorporating the latest features to foster a better discussion for all of our readers.


Someone's posted this as a question on Yahoo Answers, to which Yahoo has yet to respond.

But don't worry about the trolls, they'll still find ways to ruin wedding websites and the like.

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