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Two great posts over at irishtimes.com editor Hugh Linehan’s blog this weather. The first asks readers for their suggestions to improve commenting, debating and all-round interactivity on the site and there’s already been a ton of comments about this. The …

Wed, Oct 27, 2010, 14:05

   

Two great posts over at irishtimes.com editor Hugh Linehan’s blog this weather. The first asks readers for their suggestions to improve commenting, debating and all-round interactivity on the site and there’s already been a ton of comments about this. The second, meanwhile, will be of interest to readers of this blog. It’s Hugh’s response to a fuming OTR reader who took umbrage at how I reacted to one of his comments (the poor, delicate, wee lamb). Regular OTR readers will know that there’s a certain amount of give and take with comments here – as in, if you have a pop at me, don’t be surprised if I have a (much better written) pop at you – so it’s worth reading the post to get my editor’s take on things especially on how “the disadvantages of anonymity far outweigh the advantages when it comes to providing a forum for online debate conducted with some civility”. All comments to Hugh’s blog please.