Is 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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