Thoughts on curbing comments as a form of censorship?
I was surfing NYC real estate sites (like I do every morning) when I came across this notice at the Real Deal's New York website
The Real Deal reserves the right to delete any comment it finds to be rude, obscene, racist, sexist, bigoted, irrelevant or repetitive, as well as inappropriate comments about anyone's personal appearance. The Real Deal does not endorse any comments posted on its Web site.
I personally feel as if Curbed.com (which also focuses in on NYC real estate) has been ruined by the actions of its anonymous commenters, but some of the people in the NewYorkers community on LJ have complained both out loud and privately about the unruliness there. I'm trying to increase the amount of thoughtful discussion there by posting news articles about NYC, but I can't do that a lot during the day thanks to the job. It's only through a fluke and the fact that I was at a doctor's appointment for most of this morning that I'm remembering to write this post, even.
Do you think TRD went too far in its commenting policy?