March 4, 2011
One of the first things I do in the morning is check the content on kake.com to make sure everything is fresh and up to date for you. This morning I was greeted with this viewer comment;
"What I like about this station is that you can post a comment and never see it in print. What a waste of time to have somebody critique you comment and decide whether they want to publish them on their website especially when there is a 2nd amendment right called free speech."
The reality is we don't have a person with the sole job of reviewing and posting web comments. Our web editors also post stories, add videos & images, and other tasks. There are times, overnight and weekends primarily, where it may take several hours to see your comment posted. When you post at 1:54 a.m., as this person did, you may have to wait until 7:00 a.m. to see it online.
Regarding the comment about the right to free speech, our policies on viewer comments are always available under station info on kake.com. Here they are;
Our editors will only approve or reject your comment. They will not edit what you posted. Many times we have seen comments rejected because of one phrase or even one word contained in the message.
If you have ideas to improve the comments section, drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.