Comments rating glitch

comment ratingDominica News Online would like readers to know that we are aware that the comments rating (thumbs up/thumbs down) feature on the main page has not been functioning properly.

We also know that the feature works for some readers, while others are having problems with it.

Our tech department is working assiduously to identify the problem and to have it rectified with a view to restoring that feature as quickly as possible.

DNO apologizes for any inconvenience that this may have caused readers and thank you for your patience.

We also thank our readers for making us the number one news site in Dominica.

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  1. Simply the Truth
    May 14, 2014

    Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can do me no harm.
    You critics and wicked people, eat your hearts out. My heart is at peace and with the Lord.
    Is yours? By your derogatory and silly comments, it does not appear to me that you are at peace with yourself. As you age your indifferent attitude will show on your face. It will also affect you emotionally and physically. What goes around comes around. I wonder, also in eternity for what you sow you shall surely reap in time.
    Make a note of this also: “It is better to do and say good; far better”.

  2. Simply the Truth
    May 14, 2014

    Since some are able to access the thumbs up and down and others not, it sounds fishy. Obviously it appears that it is restricted to some people and not others.
    Some of you do not know the difference between right from wrong and when you are deceived. You do not like to hear the truth and those who stand up for the truth.
    Those of you who love to be negative and criticize for no reasons, consider how much hatred you have spewed on this Website and have in your hearts and how you deprive yourself of God’s blessings and graces. He is not blind, deaf or sleeping. As Our Lord said, “By their fruits you will know them.”
    Yes! For once I spoke up about what I visualize something is radically wrong with this Website. I have never had this experience on a Website. CNN and other U.S. and Canadian Websites have much more users and they do not have that problem. It gave me the impression that someone has tampered with DNO’s Website. It is not a hacker for if it were no one would be able to access it. It appears to be an internal problem.
    Whatever we do and say we must be fair at all times and not practice preferential treatment. Sooner or later it returns to hunt those who practice it.
    This also includes some derogatory comments on this Website which are uncalled for and unwarranted.
    What do some of you know? I have said it and as some say, “Who vex, vex.” I would not mind operating an effective and fair Website. Everyone has opinions and are entitled to them. Some of you do not accord others the privilege as you expect of them. You need to be told.
    Accessing this Website showed me how many D/cans are not nice and hate wherever they may reside. I wonder how you were brought up and what discipline you got since childhood.
    The Internet has surely brought out the evil in some people which have been projected on this Website and sadly so. I now know what type of people some of you are.
    When some people read some of the comments on DNO, it turns them off that they have told me they will never return to Dominica to reside. This is caused by the attitude of some of you. It is not a good reflection just as you give this Website, DNO, a bad reputation by your derogatory comments.

  3. May 12, 2014

    Anyway DNO, it is not that I am questioning your work. But it is hard for me to understand, if you have a feature for your news site, how is it that some people can use it and others can’t.

    How does this malfunction come about; I have not been able to use that feature for almost 3 weeks now. Also there are times when I use that feature–I often get much more than one–like 4, 5, 6 for one click. I hope that you can resolve this matter for the sake of all of us who wants to be genuine.

    • 123
      May 13, 2014

      Simply the Truth is sad case. How cold she have referred to your son as a bastard, when she has made referece to people being rude and disespectful. She is a peson to be fed with a long spoon. I would not appreciate that type of person as a friend. She needs to do a serious examination of conscience. She is not a baby.
      By the way, you can still hit your likes and dislikes button. It will show up after you leave the page or refresh(home). God bless you.

      • May 13, 2014

        @123 May 13, 2014

        Thank you so much! Just to let you that I have never met “Simply the Truth”; I know about her from her comments here, on DNO

      • Eastern Parkway NY
        May 13, 2014

        Simply The Truth is just a DISPICABLE woman ohw is self righteous,who seem to stand in JUDGEMENT against every one who is not supportive of her views.
        She rosponse to every comment made on DNO with her HIGH and MIGHTY attitude. Woman learn to be HUMBLE. because it those who HUMBLE themselves tha will be EXALTED.
        By the way I AM CATHOLIC TO THE BONE. nothing will change that. I just can’t deal with people who are HAUGHTY
        and PROUD.

      • Simply the Truth
        May 13, 2014

        DNO should not have posted your comments for they are out of place in this article. The world has some strange people, posing as practicing religious ones and you are among some of them.
        123 and Eastern Parkway NY: Are you angry, off your rocker, going crazy, are crazy, have Alzheimer’s and are living in the past? What has caused you to make such a comment and on this article when what you stated has nothing to do with it? :twisted: :mrgreen:
        If you have an axe to grind find someone else. Release your tension and frustrations on something or someone else.
        You are the sick ones, despicable and not nice people. You know nothing about me and you form your opinion which is unfounded.
        Who are you anyway? It appears that you cannot get along with others. What type of Catholic are you, Eastern Parkway NY? There are some Catholics as you who are only Catholics in name; not loving; not kind.
        Some Catholic you are. You do not know the difference when Catholics stand up and defend their faith. Otherwise you would not make that comment. You are another hypocrite Catholic who go to church for the sake of going and this is as far as your Catholicism goes. This is why you do not reap the benefit of your church-going and prayers. It appears that you do not know how to pray and fervently. God knows you and your heart very well. Therefore, do not think you deceive him. You should know that he cannot be deceived.
        You have depicted that you are a cantankerous person. What do you know about Holy Scripture? Furthermore, St. Paul said, “A slave of the Lord should not quarrel.”
        If you are a Catholic you would love (also) your fellow Catholics and would stand up for them and defend them based on what they state pertaining to the Catholic faith and what God expects out of them.
        Learn about your faith, know how to defend it against its enemies and to pray. Anyway, you act as if you are an enemy of that same ch.urch you attend. It is stated, some enemies are within the Church which you project.
        Some of you use this Website to spew your frustrations and hatred against people. You place a curse on this Website (including yourself) which also posts your derogatory articles. It is time to stop it. Find another way to do so.
        Whenever you note and read my comments bypass them and save your derogatory comments for yourself.
        St. Vincent de Paul said: “Be kind! Be kind and you will be a saint!
        I bet you know very little about the saints, their lives and their inspiring statements. A well-versed Catholic would know about them, learn from them, emulate them and teach others to do likewise. You have much to learn about your Catholic faith. What have you done for the Catholic Church lately? Concentrate on learning about it.

  4. May 12, 2014

    Simply the Truth, I hope that you have seen those posts about you here. I am sure that this reaction is vengeance against from God, on my behalf–and He wanted me know it no doubt; for I did not have to open this news article.

    You have responded very cruelly to my comments, where I am simply doing the work which God has appointed me to do–I cannot count the times that you have defiled my character through wicked judgments.

    You have even called my son a “bastard” right here on DNO, but you do not know anything about me, nothing at all. And yes, DNO posted those comments–I can imagine you took great pleasure is reading them

    You normally have as much comments on the board–to one news article– as many of those who have commented–you speak against most people’s comments; yes again may I remind you that DNO always post those demonic mouthing, against people, from you.

    The truth about you is that you have nothing good to say; you are “simply” trying to pass on the darkness of your mind to others; but it will not work for you–you would better off to shut up–I would if I were you.

    And by the way people “Simply the Truth” is a woman, living in Toronto; she use to identify herself as “Justice and Truth” before that she was also identified as “Jane Toronto”–but a leopard cannot change his/her skin.

    Right now the only things that we have in common is that I am a woman as well ; I live in Toronto and neither can I use DNO’s thumbs rating feature—Hehehehehehehehehe! Lol!

  5. forreal
    May 12, 2014

    oh that is the problem,i thought is the PC,was just thinking about taking it to the shop

  6. New jersey
    May 12, 2014

    Apologies accepted DNO

  7. Anonymous
    May 12, 2014

    people kill allu self cause the like dislike buttons on dno not working

    • Simply the Truth
      May 14, 2014

      Too many wicked people who give thumbs down and also thumbs up when they should not, all because they dislike/hate others. Consider too how they have shown their hatred for the PM.
      People could place a curse by doing so. God is taking note. DNO must closely moderate those comments for some people say whatever they feel like to others and what does not relate to the article. They are crude, rude and disrespectful. They cannot stick to the point of the article. They cause others to respond to their rudeness and disrespect. Some Websites would not allow those types of war of words.
      Just think! Whenever anything is stated about the Catholic Church of all, note how many of them post derogatory comments about it as if they are experts and on Catholic matters.
      The Catholic Church respect them but they do not respect the Catholic Church as if it has done them something. They are wrong and still want to be strong on it.
      Some claim to be religious and know it all but they do not accord respect for others. They do this to their fellow D/cans. It shows their type.
      One day, the Lord will rain down his fire and brimstones on everyone and everything that exist and punish those who deserve it. I wish it would be soon to put a spoke in the wheel of the haters of every sort and eradicate them from the face of the earth. A thorough cleansing is necessary.
      Some of them have much to learn about communicating amicably. They are surely not doing DNO a service and to receive God’s blessings on its operation. They cause users/readers to turn off accessing DNO.

  8. All Fools Day jokers
    May 12, 2014

    Here is another piece of garbage from @Simply the truth;

    “I would love to open and operate an Internet Website in Dominica, one which is fair to everyone in general and not one that practices preferential treatment also to one Party.
    Everyone is writing the UN. Maybe I should write the UN about this”.
    If this guy had a website would anyone with any intelligence read? Let’s have a vote

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      May 12, 2014

      All Fools Day jokers I want to vote, but the “Thumbs Up” wont work!!!!!!

      • say it aint so
        May 12, 2014

        Click and refresh it will update!

    • Simply the Truth
      May 14, 2014

      My comments are feathers in my cap and not in yours. You are showing your true colors.
      When some of you have nothing educating, interesting and no feasible suggestions to state, you love to repeat the words of those who comment. That is your type. Who cares anyway what you state? You never have anything concrete and encouraging to state, always critical and negative. That is your life and what you are made up of. You make DNO Website look like one for kindergartens who have not yet grown up and are not yet wise and never will. Your comments tell it all. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  9. All Fools Day jokers
    May 12, 2014

    @Simply the truth, I have a suggestion for you for all these nonsense you have posted. Here is another post of yours:

    You want our help from abroad? Well, I accessed DNO last night and now tonight and I am not able to activate DNO’s “thumbs up and down”.
    If you want our help, DNO which is a public Media operation has to fix its problem.
    I hope this is posted. I will be taking steps about that. I can post comments and I am not able to activate “thumbs up and down” whereas when I post comments others can activate them to give their preferred rating.
    This is another reason why those abroad will not help except for those whom they personally know as family and friends.
    Such a Media will prevent us from assisting in whatever manner. I do think the government should be aware of that.
    I would love to open and operate an Internet Website in Dominica, one which is fair to everyone in general and not one that practices preferential treatment also to one Party.
    Everyone is writing the UN. Maybe I should write the UN about this.

    At this time my friend, I strongly suggest that you change your name to “Simply A F..l” because that’s how you have identified yourself to those that read your garbage.

    • Simply the Truth
      May 14, 2014

      You are a big fool and a joker! If only you had something sensible to state. You are not contributing to DNO’s enthusiastic and additional viewers. :twisted: :mrgreen: You make them turn off DNO and will cause DNO to lose advertisers.
      It is time that DNO sees what is under its nose, the type of comments people as you, spewing hatred, attacking people who comment on this Website and should eradicate all such comments and nonsensical ones which will cause it to lose business and eventually go bankrupt or close down. Nothing lasts forever.
      Your comments are not complimentary to DNO. People as you are harming DNO’s business. This is why DNO has a glitch which cannot be resolved for over a week. Figure that out. People as you including the godless ones are the cause of it, placing curses on this enterprise. Enlightenment is required to comprehend that. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:
      DNO needs educated and sophisticated readers who comment sensibly.

  10. All Fools Day jokers
    May 12, 2014

    I hope bloggers like “Simply the truth” who even threatened to report DNO to the government for unfair media practices read this apology, although NOBODY pays any attention to his blogs since to most of us his blogs simply confirms his lark of intelligence as seen below:
    “DNO are you preventing some of your users from utilizing thumbs down and up? It is obvious that you do not need their intelligent information/suggestion.
    If they can post comments on your Website, surely, they should be able to activitate your thumbs up and down. Do not assume that your users/readers are not wise to these unfair tactics.
    They can post comments but they are prevented from this? Is it reserved for only for selected people?
    If so, it is discriminating and unfair. Is there not a Law about the Media and such in Dominica? If not, it is time that one be established, fair practices in the Media, Internet and others.
    You are receiving free information, advice and suggestion. If you are projecting “unfair practices”, you are fortunate that you are not operating in Canada. Such operations with unfair practices would soon become defunct. Charges could be laid against the Media who practice discrimination.
    I do think it is time that you are investigated for preferential treatment to also pertaining to political preference for the Media must be fair and unbiased.
    Your users/readers would like an explanation about this as soon as possible.”

    • A B
      May 12, 2014

      What a telling quote from ‘Simply the Truth’. A very deceptive character, a dictatator who wants everything to go their way and to hell with every one else. A cunning individual who does all what it takes to twist the truth and in the process would even swear on the bible. An individual who exalts evil. And that’s the very reason why I stop reading that creature’s blogs.
      The individual is working under false prentence In Canada abd should be deported. Is Tommy alone who gas malais then!
      By the way it’s a she and not a he but better known as an — in between.

  11. Anonymous
    May 12, 2014

    Yes, this has been going on for a while now, none of my messages were going through……… :mrgreen::roll: confused…. :roll: 8-O
    Lets see what happens with this message…if it goes.

  12. Lougaoo Mem
    May 12, 2014

    Thanks for the info. I’ve been wondering what’s up?
    Continue keeping us informed and thanks again.

  13. a2z
    May 12, 2014

    …cool… :wink:

  14. builder
    May 12, 2014

    thanks dno cuz i hav that problem also

    • May 12, 2014

      I thought I was the only person who had the problem I’m happy to hear that DNO tech dept is trying to correct the problem we thank you.

      • Simply the Truth
        May 14, 2014

        It is over a week and why are some able to access it and others not? Note the amount of thumbs up and down. Some major problem which may never be able to be rectified.

  15. John Doe
    May 12, 2014


    • Eastern Parkway NY
      May 13, 2014

      Thanks DNO for all you do. we truly appreciate it.Especially those of us who are far away from our home land.
      You keep us informed with what is going on there, and for thi we are grateful.
      Never mind those who criticise they onle serve to make you stronger.Once again THANKS for the service..
      God Bless You Always.

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