I read a lot of newspapers, most of them online. Today I couldn’t find a comment box at the Times.com and thought that was weird, was I being discriminated against?
The answer is found below:
Dear Don White,
Thank you for contacting NYTimes.com
Please be advised that we have spoken with the technical staff who are aware of the comment field being removed.
As per our staff, there was an single instance that took place and they are working to correct this issue.
Once this issue has been corrected, the comment field will be returned.
We apologize for all of your inconvenience.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
Subject: Suggestion Comment
We talk a lot today in the Times about how this election has changed politics in America. Now it’s a bottoms-up system where average Joes can sway the election and we’re getting more people involved. I’ve looked at the Times’ and other top-down papers’ dwindling subscription numbers. The NY Times has the capacity to be more important to the public than the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, but it isn’t. It’s because you feature a controversial article but fail to give the reader a box to register his views. I look all over the paper for the COMMENTS box and don’t find it. I’m not your uneducated, uninterested, poor reading subscriber, either. I have two degrees and opinions that sometimes differ with your writers. (quite often, in fact) So, I’d like to be able to comment from time to time. Can you help me out…give me some direction. At the same time, save your paper from extinction.
Don White, Windermere, FL