Have name comments been removed?

Hello! Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

I have noticed recently that the layout of the names section of Nameberry has changed, but have name comments been removed, or are they somewhere else?

Thank you.

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They have been removed for now at least.

Ok, thank you!

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Why? They were the best part of the site.

I believe there were multiple reasons behind it, including:

  • Loading speed. Comments were on a separate platform (Disqus) and there were many thousands of them, which slowed the site down considerably;

  • Difficulty of moderation. It’s impossible to monitor the comments sections of all of the 70k+ names in the database, and there were too many instances where posters got into arguments or used inappropriate language, which we obviously don’t want to have on the site;

  • Usefulness of content. There were plenty of excellent comments, of course, but there were also many thousands of comments which just said “[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite name” or “I knew a horrible one” or “I wouldn’t even name my dog this!” which didn’t really add anything useful to the page.

Thanks for your explanation—I do wish they’d bring them back, though!