Yahoo! strikes down message boards

closedmouth.jpgIs there a possible trend brewing here? Yahoo! News announced it has nuked its message boards because they have been causing “a small number of vocal users to dominate the discussion.” The Arizona Daily Star recently zapped ts boards as well.

Nevertheless, the announcement also says Yahoo is working on some new features to improve the boards for a future launch date. I have to wonder, does killing the boards from time to time improve users’ behavior, or does it just get them angry and turn them away?

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Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.