Took slightly more than a year, but someone's eventually complained-
MyBB Deleted All My DISQUS Comments
So now I wonder what has been said... So let's have a look at what the members say:
I think if MyBB continues to divorce themselves from the very community which built the business and often provided staffers with inside scoop of exclusive stories, it will be only a matter of time until the business collapses.
If you fast forward through all the shitposting in that thread, you get some interesting things in and amongst the flotsam:
A comment I missed, from last year, was linked into this debate, its original can be found HERE:
Thanks for the feedback on the "clickbait" headlines.
This proves that the Spamcaster, poor baby, was butthurt from 2016 already. Sure I contributed to it quite a bit, but its actually a very unprofessional action to say something like that.
Further on in the tons of crap, I also find this from Jan (one of the journos) responding to a post MagicDude4Eva made:
You have my e-mail address. Please send the details of these stories to me and I'll investigate.
SO the larger question is, just what the fuck is going over at MyBroadband.co.za? One doesn't have to read much further on to find these quality posts:
Initial response from MagicDude4Eva:
Followed up by this response from Jan:
This final response from MagicDude4Eva sums it up nicely. Of course, no further response was entertained, and another forum member correctly said "This is falling on deaf ears":
The CoJ case has absolutely nothing to do with regards to my sentiment and my constructive criticism. To be a good journalist does not require one to have crystal ball. It merely requires the capability of being able to research, fact check and then apply a good portion of journalistic ethics. I fully appreciate it that your staff will sometimes lack the in-depth skill/knowledge to properly report on some stories and you can then at least fall back on the very community which built your business to provide you feedback. At times your journalistic effort seems to be driven by the "Need to publish XX exclusive stories or have XX views / comments per published content to maintain advertising rates". I think everyone will also accept and understand human error and an occasional lapse in judgement.