Comment rating is back!

Dominica News Online (DNO) is pleased to announce that the comment rating feature is now functional.

The feature was disabled after we were flooded with complaints that readers who tried to use it were being directed to other sites.

After the feature was disabled DNO conducted an online poll asking the question “Do you think the thumbs up/down feature contributes positively to the comments on DNO?”

1,075 readers particpated with 871 (81 percent) voting yes, while 240 (19 percent) voted no.

We hope the measures taken have effectively resolved the problem and the feature will remain an integral part of DNO.

We also appreciate the patience and feedback received.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

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See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. Realist
    December 5, 2012

    if you observe carefully you will realise that in the absence of the thumbs button there was also a decline in comments generally.

    Since its return there have been a surge in comments. some people use it as a barometer to find out whats hot and whats not. It also gives partisan readers a nonverbal outlet to their rage or praise of a particular commenter.

    In the preamble to this article you mention ‘it was disabled’. This is a bit ambiguous, since on the one hand it could imply that it was a calculated move.

  2. woieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    December 5, 2012

    papa bondieeeee……..sumtin wrong with you people seriously…you sounding like a country mouse….some Dominicans really stupid eh….I nevaaaaaaaaaaahh see nuttin like dat yet..hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahah

    I dont mind if it was a tv show or sumtin DNO bring back and dem people were looking forward to see the show again….FOR THUMBS UP MAN?? HAHAHAHAHAHAH…BOIIII LOOK foolish people

    Just for you to feel good seeing people voting for your comments n feel good when you just give one click …boiiiiiii ullu people sounding like you lacked praise when u were children or your relationship mash up or sumtin so u looking for comfort here…well if is thumbs up n down that making you people happpy…LAWD HAVE MERCY!!!!

  3. GLORY
    December 5, 2012

    But wait… is there a limit to “thumbs up and thumbs down” I have observed when there are numerous likes or dislikes , the thumb turned grey and u cant click…just asking admin….

    ADMIN: Just refresh your page. And also you can ‘like or dislike’ a comment only once.

  4. December 4, 2012

    yesss it’s finally back,i’ happy now :-D :-D :-D

  5. willis dew
    December 4, 2012


  6. Simple.
    December 4, 2012

    Great Stuff

  7. 2dNorth
    December 4, 2012

    For we are d members of the thumbs-up family…thanks DNO

    • ooppssssssssssssssss
      December 5, 2012

      lol sotttttttttttttttt!!

  8. 1979
    December 4, 2012


  9. just lookin
    December 4, 2012

    “I LIKE”

  10. Bawi Boy
    December 4, 2012

    Thank you DNO. I have a request. Why aren’t you giving updates on the Winward Island cricket tournament taking place in Dominica. It would be greatly appreciated.

    Admin: Thanks for the observation. We’re actually working on an arrangement right now to do that.

    December 4, 2012

    MY GOD!!!!!! Dominicans sounding like they frighten…You excited because they bring back thumbs up and thumbs down?? OMG!!!!

    Hmmmmmmm now what does that tell me or what does that imply?…..When you read or write comments you are looking for persons to support or approve what you have said and it somewhat brings some sort of excitement (dat sounding sick)You become overly excited when you see thumbs up for comments you have made…you also become overly excited when you are able to vote thumbs down for those comments you dislike and it somehow makes you feel good about yourself just by using the thumbs up and down

    Well well, I never see nobody yet other than you guys get soooooo excited over thumbs up and down…boiiiiiii some Dominicans Country Bookie

    Get excited now!!!

    Allu doh have no life man?? Papa Met ohhhhh….AH WAH wee boiiiiii…..AH whole heap AH Idiots…woieeeeeeee lemme call my friend in Canada to tell him hooooorayyyyyyyyyy thumbs up and down come back!!!!!!

    VOTE THUMBS DOWN IF YOU AGREE (Confused??? hmmmmm) Just do it to make you feel good about yourself…hahahahah a bunch of tehbehs!!!

    Woieeeeeeee eh beh look it!!!!!

  12. Justice and Truth
    December 4, 2012

    The majority has spoken but are they truly correct? We do not know who this majority is.
    As everything else I got accustomed to them and did not miss them one bit. It was as if they were never there. I have more important things to do and to think of than to worry that they were not there. It all depends on the lifestyle and type of mentality.
    My estimation of this is the comments are more important than thumbs up and down. At least DNO, including its advertisers and the authors of the articles can read the comments and visualize the thoughts that go through their mind. Are the comments not more important?
    How do thumbs up and down benefit the ‘authors’ and ‘advertisers? Thumbs up and down do not state much and nothing about those who click them and how precise are they. They do not give us the status and education of those who do, if they really comprehend (fully) the comments and if they read them in the first place. When they respond, it tells much about them. Just as people are judged by what comes out of their mouths, so are they judged by what they state.
    As Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “It comes from the heart.” Therefore, what is imbedded in our thoughts and mind come from our heart and through our fingers on the keyboard.
    To a certain extent, one could tell what type of person the writer is. In reality, this could somewhat determine their background, status, education.
    Those who write nonsense, their comments teach and yield nothing. Those who write intelligently, their comments may be taken into consideration by the authors of the article including the advertisers and those in authority where applicable.
    Those who also take pride in giving people especially thumbs down, what they may not have read or comprehend, should take note. Be fair, be kind, read carefully and respond accordingly in likewise manner. Consider, you could learn something from their comments. Never pass up a good opportunity. This is life. How often opportunity knocks? How often are we given second or more chances? :) God’s love and peace!

  13. Anonymous
    December 3, 2012

    Oh yeah.. Thanks DNO I really missed it.

  14. Free Thinker
    December 3, 2012

    Thanks DNO, I was getting tired of the absence of the comments ratings. I t was really missed……thanks again.

  15. December 3, 2012

    I felt something was taken away from me after reading the news as a frequent reader without thumbs up/down,Am happy its back.Thanks

  16. December 3, 2012

    hurraayyy for DNO!!!

  17. no name
    December 3, 2012

    actually missed it thanks for bringing it back

  18. The Moss
    December 3, 2012

    makes it look standard,and also give DNO a feedback on readers and bloggers sentiments too

    • Justice and Truth
      December 3, 2012

      The responses do so proficiently, more than thumbs up and down. Some people love it. Then so be it.

  19. Ah! dat!!!
    December 3, 2012

    Great! I “like” very much :lol:!! DNO became very boring without the thumbs Up/down. Thanks DNO… :-D .

    • Justice and Truth
      December 3, 2012

      What type of life do you live? What type of mentality do you have that you found it boring without thumbs up and down?

    • bagsssssssssssssssss
      December 5, 2012

      ur life boring without thumbs up?? ONLY A DUMMY NICAN THAT CAN SAY THAT

      lol lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz buh listen to dem people.hahahahahahahahahahaha…..ur life was boring without thumbs up n down….allu people have problems sounding like you still in cave man land….

      I bet allu call the new chronicle and tell them you have a news item for dem….thumbs up n down is back on DNO..headline news….no no no no no….hmph!!!! SMh SMH SMH SMH thats how dumb you guys are sounding right now

      Skerrittttt ohhhhh help out your people pleaseeeeee pleaseeeeeeee…build some recreational facilities for your people so they can get a life…create more they can find something constructive to do than to sit and smile every day at thumbs up n down

  20. Moe-We-Seed
    December 3, 2012

    hoo-ray,now i will read the most top n not so popular comments

  21. hmmmmm
    December 3, 2012

    stupesssssssssssss take that out why come back with that… hmmmmm awa wii

    • Trolol
      December 3, 2012

      lol you de first casualty?

      • NatureBoy
        December 3, 2012

        lolololololol. Kya stop laughing @ ‘first casualty?’lolololol

    • Justice and Truth
      December 3, 2012

      I agree!

      December 4, 2012

      @hmmmmmm I agree with you!!

      People even talking bout how boring their life became without the thumbs ups and down, they claim they felt bored, they say they feel like something was taken away from them….MY GOD!!!!! You people have some serious issues boi

      THUMBS UP and down is what brings excitement in your life? well well well that says alot about you guys

      • Justice and Truth
        December 5, 2012

        You made me laugh. :lol: They must live an extremely dull life. They have nothing important to do.

  22. Dominican abroad
    December 3, 2012

    I was about time.

    December 3, 2012

    Thumbs up

  24. Shameless
    December 3, 2012

    Thank u, Thank u, Thank U DNO! Now let the fun begin.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • Justice and Truth
      December 3, 2012

      For wicked minds to give thumbs down if they are not pleased with the commets of others? This is not fair and is discriminating.

      • Justice and Truth
        December 4, 2012

        :oops: comments

  25. Really?
    December 3, 2012

    *Like*….*Thumbs Up*

  26. Trolol
    December 3, 2012

    Cheeeeyyy!!! That reminding me of carnival when wck generator go bomb, and as it come back on everybody happy. RIDDIM UP, LAWE RIDE!!

  27. joseph theophille
    December 3, 2012

    thanks DNO for bringing back thums up/thums down

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