Vice’s music vertical Noisey.com is the latest site to close its comments section.
Aside from noting that the site had undergone a recent redesign, a letter from Noisey staffers offered no explanation for the change. There was, however, lots of sarcasm:
We know this will be an adjustment for you, dear readers, as you will be barred from supporting the objectively correct opinions, inarguably accurate takes, and impeccable tastes published every day here at Noisey. And for that, we are truly sorry.
Not much will change for us, the contributors of Noisey, who actually got paid to write this. We will continue to publish rich histories of music. But when we are tackling subjects like the untimely 2002 death of Nirvana drummer Kurt Cobain, we will have to do so under the assumption that you are in agreement with our writing and that we have made the best possible staffing choice by asking our intern to head up the project.