Moderation of comments is one of those issues -- it generates endless debate and second-guessing of the moderators. Although it doesn’t come under my mandate, I have heard from many of you on this touchy subject. It has become so contentious that some media organizations no longer allow them. Not so the New York Times. They have formed a partnership to improve moderation with the goal to open more stories to comments. Brendan Mullin explains in this article on the Poynter website.