How Can We Improve Commenting Across BBC Online?
We are always trying to improve the public value of the BBC's different offerings on the web.
There is a fine balance between providing public value with broad appeal to the majority of licence fee payers on the one hand, while at the same time keeping up with new technology and experiences.
One of the areas we are spending a lot of time on is "comments".
BBC web properties have several ways of accepting user contributions, newsgathering, user generated content, comments, discussions or what ever you want to call it.
In the next week a group of us - from telly, radio, news and online - are putting together a presentation on our future requirements. We already have a long, long lists of ideas, but we need to know what the community actually wants.
I recently Twittered about this and got some interesting replies:
- @tomVS could I add 'switching off comments' to your list ;)
- @tomVS I hope you are including threaded commenting.
These are interesting ideas, and we've already put together a lot of others.
But I'd like to know what you think. We need the ideas before lunch on Monday, 1 December.
Use our (existing) commenting system below to build a wish list about our (future) commenting system.
Add your voice, about your voice...
Tom Van Aardt is Communities Editor, BBC Future Media & Technology
N.B.Tom has also posted a thread about comments on the Points of View message board.