CORNWALL Ontario – Ok,we’re a bit late and are at 51,169 comments since 2009. CFN doesn’t use key word filters. All of our comments have been manually approved. It’s not a perfect system, but one day we may publish a collection of the comments we never published.
CFN has published 8,496 items during this time as well. It’s been quite a journey. I’m surprised I don’t have carpal tunnel syndrome yet!
We also do something a little unusual for media comment sections in that users must post their own name or register a user id. We recognize why some people need to use a pseudonym, but find that newspapers like the Standard Freeholder that have no restraint on user id’s tend to be abusive and toxic.
I think our system has led to some actual discussion of some important issue instead of anonymous trolls attacking each other like high school boys.
We have evolved and led our market for a few years now. It’s funny seeing how some of the other media copy elements that we have championed. CFN will continue to innovate because of you our amazing viewers and what you tell us you want. Our new site makeover is coming up soon too.
With a new council in Cornwall we’re hoping for the City led boycott to end and things to loosen up a bit. The boycott has caused a lot of divisiveness in Cornwall and hurt our community. Now that Bob Kilger has been rejected along with people like Glen Grant there is a window to heal and move forward.
Hopefully the new council embrace that.
You will be seeing a lot less of me over the next year. CFN is for sale and my focus will be shifting to the writing of Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge and other projects. We’re also hoping to change the tone and look of CFN; but we’ll need Cornwall to work with us this year to make that happen.
More to come and thank you to each and every viewer of CFN for making the magic happen!
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