The St. Louis Post Dispatch Just Learned There Are Horrible People in the World


That's right--they're turning off the comments.

Why?

Well, I randomly chose a story on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's website about gun violence, and this was what I found:


Horrible people comment on websites. This is not news. This is a feature, not a bug because these horrible comments from racist cranks drive up traffic. Turning the comments off will cause the paper to take a hit on web traffic, in my opinion.