The Portland (Maine) Press Herald has shut down the comments on stories on the three websites it operates.
As the Press Herald’s publisher explained it, the conversation had become uncivil, abusive and hurtful to readers and sources. He also said that comments might be restored after the Press Herald decides how to make readers more accountable for what they say.
What do you think of the Press Herald’s decision? What do you think of the Missourian’s comments policy?