Dear Readers,

Effective immediately, we are changing the manner in which readers comment on posts on our website. Every person wishing to comment must now become a registered user. In addition, comments containing certain words may be flagged for special review, and this may result in them being held in moderation for a longer period of time.

User registration is free, and our privacy settings will remain the same. Personal details beyond your chosen display name will not be published.

We apologise for the inconvenience these changes may cause, but we believe they are necessary to safeguard our interests, and those of our readers. The aim is to further strengthen the security of our website, and ultimately preserve I-Witness News as a reliable source of timely and accurate news and current affairs information from or relating to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

I-Witness News Team

One reply on “Immediate Change to IWN Commenting Policy”

  1. Dear Admin,

    I am so glad you are addressing this issue. However, I think the real issue is the INORDINATE LENGTH OF TIME READER’S COMMENTS ARE PUT ON HOLD FOR MODERATION.

    I can appreciate Admin taking the necessary steps to safeguard their interest; but keeping comments in virtual purgatory for two days or more is just annoying and a disincentive to readers who may wish to make a comment. In this day and age, rapid response is the way of life on the internet. The beauty of posting comments is developing a conversation with other readers by responding to other comments in a timely fashion and thereby developing a rapport with other readers. There will be rude comments here and there and those folks could be easily weeded out, but for the most part, having been on this site for sometime now, I think a certain standard of decorum has been established here on this site. And I believe most folks coming to this site will continue to uphold this standard, even without this draconian type of moderation that is in place here.

    I think I speak for everyone that IWINSVG.COM IS THE BEST SITE ON THE INTERNET FOR VINCY NEWS, ENTERTAINMENT, POLITICS, SPORTS…ALL THINGS VINCY. AND I FOR ONE WILL NOT WANT TO SEE THIS SITE GET SHUT DOWN OR DETERIORATE TO A HOT MESS LIKE OTHER VINCY SITES IN THE PAST.

    Yes, moderate the comments, but for the love of Jah…PLEASE DO SO IN A TIMELY FASHION. WAITING TWO DAYS FOR YOUR COMMENTS TO BE MODERATED IS DOWNRIGHT CRIMINAL BY SOCIAL MEDIA STANDARDS.

    A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO IWINSVG AND MR CHANCE, AND TO ALL THE FOLKS WHO VISIT THIS SITE.

    Peace.

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