OK WA Something Needs to Be Done!
I have responded to a number of blog posts about the quality of comments recently. People are upset that the quality is getting lower and lower. To date I have supported the commenters, suggesting that we simply edit them to get them to the level we need them to be for our websites. Of course I am referring to people who appear to at least be trying to write decent comments but seem not to have the English written language capacity, to do so.
While I am still approving comments that I believe have the correct intent I think WA as a platform needs to provide more support. If people are writing at this level on their own websites they must be atrocious. Either that or our members are cut and pasting content from other sites to produce content for their sites.
Something is fundementally wrong here WA and we need to take a stand. I will no longer be approving comments that don't make sense. I think that whatever picks up non original text in the comments should also be able to pick up grammatically incorrect comments.
I don't really use the content creation tool because it is so slow on my browsers but maybe if we start disapproving comments more, people who do not have the neccessary written English skills will use it, or even Grammerly.
Your comments will be gratefully appreciated.