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You have lost control of your comments.

fresbrg 1 year ago in Website • updated by SA Editor Jeanne Yael Klempner 1 year ago 1

Seeking Alpha is a business and investment oriented website. However reading the comments on many, many articles is like reading the Russian Troll posts.  Political extremists of every persuasion seem to think the purpose of this site is to throw bombs at those who see the world differently than they do.

You should establish and strictly enforce commentary parameters.  Limit comments to legitimate business and finance posts.  I am a finance professional and I fed up with having to sift through a ton of political polemics to see if there might be something of value said by someone.

It seems like ‘Trolls Rule!’ has become a pretty accurate description of public discourse in this country.

We agree with you completely that comments on Seeking Alpha should focus on finance and investing. That's why we remove any purely political comments that come to our attention, and send the following notification where appropriate:


"While President Trump and his policies bring out strong emotions in people, for or against, we want to make sure that Seeking Alpha comment streams don't veer off-track into purely political discussions. To that end, we require that comments should be relevant to investing, and not simply political in nature.

Seeking Alpha’s Moderation team would like to ensure that article comments only focus on the analysis in the article. While you may strongly feel that your comment adds value, if it is not in sync with the article topic and diverts the discussion, then it contravenes our TOU."


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