A Reader Says The WSJ Is Sabotaging Its Own Comment System, Because Its Readers “Liked” The Wrong Ideas

From: An Anonymous Talk Radio Listener [Email him]

The new Wall Street Journal comment format eliminates user ratings, forcing equality and detracting from usability.

  • It is no longer possible to like or dislike comments.
  • Readers no longer are able to scan the comments to pick out the ones that others have found worthwhile or useless based on the number of likes and dislikes.
  • All comments are all presented as equal when they really aren’t.

Why would the WSJ do this in the era of social media when Facebook users worry about their likes and dislikes? Obviously because WSJ readers liked the wrong ideas.

Pro-white and anti-immigration comments always received disproportionate numbers of likes, and the full-time Neocon and left-wing enforcers were flagged with disproportionate numbers of dislikes.

The number of comments per article has fallen, in many cases to zero, and I’ve seen numerous comments complaining about the new format.

[Email the WSJ to complain about this.]

See previous letters from the same reader.