April 12, 2021

Comment Section Poll (MLB Trade Rumors)

At a certain point last year, it seemed that the comment section of every post MLBTR wrote involving domestic violence, politics, or COVID-19 devolved into a trainwreck of insults and arguments.  Rather than use our employees’ time to moderate the comment section, I decided to close comments entirely on these topics.  I didn’t start MLBTR with the goal of hosting or moderating arguments on these topics, but they are inextricably linked with baseball.  Judging from the emails I received last week and the comments left on unrelated posts, many MLBTR readers would like a space in our commenting section to discuss MLB’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia.

I think one potential improvement we can make is to introduce a mute button, giving you the power to mute all the comments and threads by a particular person.  I’ve talked to our developers, and this is a feature we can create.  We will probably have it ready by the end of the month.

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