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Hello, Haters!

Roz Warren | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Good writers welcome constructive criticism from readers. Give online readers a comments section and they'll often give you useful feedback, sharing i...

What If We Changed the Way Content Is Shared?

Matt Murrie | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

In her conversation from the What If... ? Conference last March, Content Community Creator, Audrey Bellis starts out sharing her belief that comment s...

Shout Out To The Haters: Addressing Some Of My Favorite Negative Comments

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Due to the fact that these are all random strangers I have come to find their particularly hateful comments quite humorous. They make for laughable dinner conversation with my family and therefore I thought I would share them.

Making Destructive Comments

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The thing about making destructive comments is that if you press someone to list the ones they've made in the last 24 hours, they will draw a blank. Most of us make these cutting remarks without thinking, so we don't remember them. But the recipients of these remarks remember.

We All Feel Better When We're Filtered

Ashley McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Ashley McDonald

I'm not going to say that social media was our demise (I myself enjoy Facebook too much to make such a brazen statement), but I do think that with the rise of these sites came the sudden commanding impulse to look awesome in photos. After all, we want our 500-plus friends to think we're beautiful.

'Will You Try Again For a Girl?' And Other Equally Irritating Remarks!

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Luckymothersofboys

I am the very lucky mother of three gorgeous boys and I could be sunning myself on my own luxury yacht in the Bahamas if I had a dollar for every time I have heard this question: "Will you try again for a girl?"

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

Why I Won't Censor

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I have requested that our communications office allow posting to our Internet discussion forums of material that is racist, sexist, homophobic, and otherwise, in my opinion, morally wrong -- not merely offensive, but morally wrong. I have three reasons.

GOV20LA 2014 Announces More Women Than Men to Speak.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

GOV20LA Announces More Women than Men to Men Speak at 2014 Conference: GOV20LA, an intimate and powerful conference brings together innovative lead...

Hey Internet... Why So Mean?

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

To those mean people spreading hate across the Internet, I beg you to read something that interests you. If that's not what I write, FINE. I would love more views and interactions on each of my posts, but I can deal without it if it will make the world a nicer place.

Your Words Have Power

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Alexander

I'm sure the writers of Gimme a Break had no idea that including the line, "Is that a Phi Beta Kappa pin?" might change someone's life, but it did, and that outcome should be on all our minds when we write, when we post, when we produce.

Turning the Page on Anonymity: The Future of HuffPost Comments

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Tim McDonald

After weeks of fine-tuning our commenting technology and platform, we are pulling the switch in a way that will keep the best parts about commenting on HuffPost while bringing more civility and accountability to the experience.

An Open Letter to Nikki Finke

Jamie Denbo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jamie Denbo

We the parents, synagogue clergy, wedding planners and former orthodontists of all of the successful young Hollywood types you discuss on your blog, would like to THANK YOU, Nikki, for providing such a perfect forum for us to applaud them publicly.

Controversy and Conversation

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Take a look at the comments section on your favorite news website. Some topics generate a lot of discussion among participants. Other topics may be ...

The Bottom Line: Some Promising News for Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

For western Atlantic bluefin, which use the Gulf of Mexico's waters as their only known spawning grounds, surface longlines are a serious problem.

Adventures in Commenting, or How I Fail to Make it to the Andromeda Nebula and Invent Sub-Space Radio Instead!

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 11.04.2013 | Science
Bill DeSmedt

It'd give you something almost as cool as instantaneous travel: namely, instantaneous communication! To achieve it, return to the original scenario, only minus the man!

Free Speech and Identity Verification: Combating the Challenge of Trolling

John Pavley | Posted 11.01.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

For the HuffPost community to grow and develop we must emphasize fairness in access, promote civil discourse,  reduce vitriol on our pages and provide a defense against trolling. A key strategy in doing all of this is our plan to require all new members to identify themselves when they create an account.

The Reason HuffPost Is Ending Anonymous Accounts

Jimmy Soni | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Jimmy Soni

It's simple and painless to decry online toxicity; it's harder and more important to do something about it. We at The Huffington Post have chosen to take an affirmative step by verifying the identities of new commenter accounts. We won't eliminate every last note of negativity and nastiness on the site, but we believe this change will offer the guarantee of a gut check. Our hope is that this decision will lead to more of the robust conversations that we love having on HuffPost, and with that end in mind, we invite you to leave your comments below.

Creating Great Conversations at HuffPost: Our New Community Advocates and You

Sara Rochford | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Sara Rochford

HuffPost Community staff members are being sent into the heart of the community with a mission: to bring you closer to the content creators and decision makers at HuffPost, highlight the best conversations, and engage you in positive and open exchange.

How to Write a Blog Post From a Single Post and Its Comments Stream?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

Have you noticed how often an article grows much bigger in importance than itself by hundreds and even thousands of comments on HuffPost? It is like ...

250 Million Comments and Counting

John Pavley | Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Today, the Huffington Post community posted its 250 millionth comment. The conversation is not only alive and well on HuffPost.com but thriving on HuffPost Live, on our international editions and on our iPhone, iPad, and Android applications.

The Way We Comment Now: Introducing HuffPost Conversations

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

Since conversations are such a key part of the HuffPost experience, we are always thinking about how to make them better, simpler, more engaging, and more fulfilling. That's why today we're introducing HuffPost Conversations, a system that upgrades the way you comment on HuffPost, while leaving alone the aspects that have made the comments section so vibrant in the first place. We've added a cleaner layout and a new functionality, so your online conversations become more like back-and-forth exchanges. For example, if you're discussing a HuffPost story with more than two people, you will now see a "Read Conversation" button that will make the exchange easier to follow: who said what, when they said it, and what they were responding to. And since we're always looking for ways to expand the conversation and bring in new voices, it's now possible to share individual comments on Facebook and Twitter.

Do Social Networks Save Your Life?

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

We all know the role that social networks play in the decentralization and the transmission of information and in particular, societal events, illustr...

Diamond Manicures And Ghost Sex: This Week's Comment Round Up (Animated GIFs)

The Huffington Post | Kat Patke | Posted 09.28.2012 | Celebrity

One of the most interesting aspects of celeb stories is what comes after — your guys' hilarious, occasionally rant-y and generally colorful response...

This Week In Comments (And Animated GIFs!)

The Huffington Post | Kat Patke | Posted 09.17.2012 | Celebrity

One of the most interesting aspects of celebrity stories is what comes after — your hilarious, occasionally rant-y and generally colorful responses ...