Is the Times hiding negative comments about its Nightjack story?
Comments of condemnation seemed to stop at 10.51am today.
But there is a page of other comments (so there are 122 in total at 8pm thursday) - they're just very hard to find as the 'next' link to later comments has vanished.
The Times runs its blogs using Typepad.
When there are enough comments, this implementation paginates them. So when the page gets too long, you see the word next and the >> symbol.
On the post with the Nightjack comments, the word next disappears as the screenshot above shows.
There's just the tiny >> symbol - it's very hard to realise that this is a link to see more comments.
On the one hand, I'm sure the Times don't have a button that allows them to configure that level of detail in their version of Typepad.
On the other hand, how come the word next is missing, giving the impression there are far fewer comments than there are?