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Discussing talkback formats

Just this morning a discussion erupted among zdnet bloggers concerned about talkback formats. Three issues seem to dominate the conversation:

  1. The wall - the complexities or otherwise of getting a login and using it;

  2. Idiots - whether bloggers should have the right and/or responsibility to remove/edit offending comments or even deny perennial offenders the right to comment; and,

  3. layouts, formats, and limits - things like thread views, the missing "Preview" button, and the limits on responses to responses.

No one else has raised it, but I'd also like to see comments about zdnet system performance - how fast, and how well, pages format on your screens.

In truth I don't see any of this stuff as really my business - but you're the users and it's very clearly your business - so, comment to the editor time: what do you think about these issues and what suggestions do you have?

Paul Murphy wrote and published The Unix Guide to Defenestration. Murphy is a 25-year veteran of the I.T. consulting industry, specializing in Unix and Unix-related management issues.