Yahoo quietly pulled a discussion feature from its news site in recent weeks. Before, readers were allowed to post comments on individual news stories. The message boards were suspended, according to a note from Yahoo's general manager for news, Neil Budde, because they allowed "a small number of vocal users to dominate the discussion."By Yahoo!, for yahoos. Or even yahooligans.
...Yahoo says it is taking comments on news stories offline until it rolls out discussion forums based on news topics, which it hopes, will "foster a better discussion for all of our readers."
Jan 25, 2007
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Yahoo's yanking a comments feature on its news stories.