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Yahoo News recently shut down its message board for readers to comment on
news.

Reason?

"As they were set up, the Yahoo! news message bards allowed a small number
of vocal users to dominate the discussion."

They claim to have new, improved forums soon.
 Barry Wellman
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  Barry Wellman   S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology   NetLab Director
  Centre for Urban & Community Studies          University of Toronto
  455 Spadina Avenue    Toronto Canada M5S 2G8    fax:+1-416-978-7162
  wellman at chass.utoronto.ca  http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
        for fun: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php
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