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Which newspapers, news magazines have indefinite period of time to "post comment"?

Asked by flo (12974points) June 13th, 2012

Do you keep coming across “comments for this page are closed” when you want to comment under some articles after only a few days? I know there are some. Have you noted which ones have indefinite period of time to post comment?

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flo's avatar

here is an example, although it is not exactly a new article.

Trillian's avatar

Nope. I don’t post comments to anything other than this site and my fb page. I also do not read the comments, though I have my eyes drawn to them now and then. Lame, pointless, and boring, comments are as ludicrous and as big a waste of time as monday morning quaeterbacks, only now everybody is exposed to them, not just the poor unfortunate people near their desks.

ETpro's avatar

I’ve posted comments on articles that were a day old or so on the WashingtonPost. Here’s one that is older, and posting appears to be capped at 5,000 comments. I would have no confidence anyone would ever see my comment down in that mass, so that’s plenty IMHO.

flo's avatar

@Trillian that seems harsh, although I’ve seen nothing but name calling in a lot of comments. But if you hardly ever read them, then isn’t it hard to judge?

@ETpro You’re right it has to be a dedicated commentreader who would find it among 5000. Some commenters address the author of the article and some seem to just waste space.
Thanks for the links. I see blank space where the articles should be. Under “Opinions” I tried “Left Leaning”, “Right Leaning” etc. still no article. No problem under “Sports” though.

Trillian's avatar

Nope. I’ve seen enough to know there’s no need to look further.

ETpro's avatar

@flo I guess that says something profound about how long they maintain those links. :-)

flo's avatar

@ETpro strange. That reminds me of a link that I posted to show something, and the next time I clicked it the content had changed and there was no indication that they had changed it.

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