On Wednesday, HeraldNet will no longer include reader comments at the bottom of stories.
Reader comments once were seen as a way to encourage conversation about local news. But the dialogue has become a predictable, toxic war fought by a handful of participants. It is impossible to ensure the discourse is civil and on topic without a burdensome degree of intervention.
So now we’d prefer to hear from subscribers directly. We’ve always been open to feedback and would like to renew the invitation:
Talk to us
• You can tell us about news and ask about our journalism by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 425-339-3428. Or contact Executive Editor Phillip O’Connor at email@example.com or 425-339-3480.
• If you have an opinion you wish to share for publication, send a letter to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to The Daily Herald, Letters, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 250 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.