Or it’s us.
No. It’s definitely you.
Hello Broadsheet staff,
You really need to start moderating the nasty, personal, unnecessary opinions expressed through your forum; it’s obvious you don’t have a care when it comes to posting clickbait items, but you are failing massively in your responsibility towards the readers who view your site as a source of news and entertainment – the same readers who don’t want to witness the incessant trolling and deliberate contrarianism through multiple usernames which you’ve permitted and facilitated over the past few years.
I know my opinion doesn’t count in the greater, and potentially infinite ether of the internet; but, if you really want to make BS work as a business, you need to distinguish yourselves from every other news site – and forum – by maintaining and adhering to rules regarding acceptable standards when it comes to comments submitted.
Over the past few years (and recently) I’ve read some angry, unnecessary, disgusting comments which don’t contribute anything other than trolling, to the point whereby obsessive personalities can vent and present their churlish and bullying versions of how their opinions are more valid than others – what is that about? Why do you allow it?
For what it’s worth BS, IMO, you need to consider and wonder why only a few+ individuals have bothered to contribute to your channel on You Tube; plus, you need to consider the consistent and persistent negative individuals who comment every day and night on your forum; you also need to consider why more people who read and subscribe to your site don’t want to contribute, whether it’s through the comments or through your channel on YT.
You’ve proven to have integrity and opinions regarding some aspects of Irish society/ history, and world politics, and, your ideology still remains to be seen; notwithstanding that, can you please afford some respect to those of us who are not [yet] cynical, and who appreciate the beauty of discourse, contributions of information/ education/ life/ humour/ 1970s underpants videos/ bad puns – among other things..
Seriously, BS: not all of us are attention-seeking, insecure, ignorant-yet-still-opinionated, angry, vitriolic and frustrated people whose only outlet is the internet – some of us just like to enjoy it for what it is.
Cynicism is a sad and last refuge of hopelessness in the mind and the heart, please don’t encourage it; life has its own way of dealing with such.