We are following that trend and ending story comments on columbian.com beginning next week. While we still value connecting with readers, we think this can be better accomplished through email, social media, newsletters and our Clark Asks reader tool. Frankly, Web Editor Amy Libby has better things to do with her time than to zap the most putrid comments. And when Amy is off work, we don’t have an easy backup plan to take out the trash.
Comments will still be allowed on stories posted to our Facebook page. I think that is an appropriate venue. People go to social media sites to interact. Just remember, if you click on the comments, the range of opinions may run from brilliant to organic garden fertilizer.
Of course, if you don’t want to see the comments, you don’t have to look at social media. All of the news is available on our website.
Now let me tell you about the time I wore the teal green knitted tie to my own wedding reception …