I’m working on a longer stats-related post tonight for posting some time in the next week, but I’m taking a moment out to shine a light on this perfect piece of comment moderation on polygon.com.
In the comments on a very exciting article about game industry developments*, this moderator quickly and skilfully acknowledged a community member’s comment on a mistake in the article, commented on it in a way that makes the initial (somewhat nit-picky) comment seem far more significant and useful, then turned the community member back to discussing the substance of the article.
While interventions like this are undoubtedly common, I award her with all the points for style, and I’ll be leaving this post here as a personal reminder for how I should deal with less constructive comments (online and in person) in the future.
*The news in question deserves, and will receive, an enormous amount of attention. Tonight, that attention will come from other websites, although I expect I’ll regale you with ideas about representation in the games industry some time in the near future.