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Nasty online comments

Published April 6, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I am concerned about the online comments that follow The Tribune's stories. The nastiness after each story is disheartening. You host a forum for people to display their worst behavior.

For example, the attacks following the story about the LDS Young Women's Conference ("Young LDS women urged to stay away from tattoos, addictions," Tribune, March 31) reminded me of the attacks early Mormons had to endure from their persecutors. So ugly, uneducated and bigoted.

Why provide a forum for these distasteful attacks? Would we endure this insensitivity if the topic were racial?

My personal solution is to stay away from reading the online comments. My suggestion, however, is to shut down the ability to comment on articles.

Let's not allow hatred and negativity to overtake the messages of the reporters.

Cecile Kiesel

South Jordan