A minor petition to MeFites at large: if you're the first person to comment on a thread, please don't start out negative, because that tends to bring the whole conversation down from the get-go.
posted by filthy light thief to Etiquette/Policy at 8:21 AM (163 comments total)
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Some threads will go there soon enough, but having the first comment be "this news is not positive enough," "that baby koala really isn't that funny," or "this music does nothing for me" means that people will either have to ignore that comment or respond to it and promote the positive elements in the post.
This isn't a call-out on a particular thread or person, but just something I've noticed on a few recent threads. I don't think this will make the site all sparkles and rainbows and unicorns, but I hope this could be a gentle nudge to keep some threads from being negative from the very start.