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You will notice that all articles have comments bubbles next to them, showing the number of comments made on the article, and also 'User Ratings' with 5 choices from poor to Best. Yes, you can comment on and rate articles, something you cannot do in a library with the printed version. DO feel free to use both rating and commenting on CrimeTalk. But please register and log in first so that your identity shows by your comment. You don't have to, but it would be nice to know who is making the comment and we really want to discourage anonymous abuse. It is my way of encouraging taking responsibility for comments and joining into the community we are trying to form here.
Each article has an Leave a Reply box at the end for you to add comments. Click on it to comment. You will see various buttons which enable you to edit your comment. Try to keep your comments below 400 words - anything above that is an InBrief article all of its own really.
You cal also Reply to other people's comments by clicking the reply button at the end of their comment.
With user ratings, just make sure you click the rating number you want before you click the 'Rate' button. To make a user rating where no comment has yet been made on an article, click on Add Comment and, when the full range of options shows, instead of commenting make your rating.
Comments and ratings added to an article give it life. They give the publication a dynamic, interactive and contemporary quality. Ratings are an anonymous and quick way of commenting without getting into a discussion of your opinion!
When you click on Leave a Reply, you'll see that there is a little box to click which enables you to be notified of follow-up comments. If you're registered, this is a useful facility in a debate.
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