Our Week In The Web: October 23, 2015

Today in 'topics we've looked at before in the past,' we're talking about comments on our website. In case you've never looked at our WBUR Community Rules, they're both incredibly broad and rather specific. We here at On Point try to leave things on the broader side of the equation — we only delete and ban comments and commenters if they hit explicitly sexual, violent or threatening remarks. We allow our more frequent commenters to comment as much as they might want, even if at times it can seem a little overwhelming to new readers of our site. It's not a perfect system, to be sure — especially on the weekends, when commenters can overwhelm the page — but it's one we're sticking to. If you have questions, you're always welcome to let us know here in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.

The Most Listened-To Shows Online (October 16, 2015 — October 23, 2015)

1. Is Capitalism Really Working For Everyone? (October 20, 2015)

2. Week In The News: Democrats Debate, Afghan Troops, Violence In Israel (October 16, 2015)

3. Violence Shakes A Divided Jerusalem (October 19, 2015)

4. Youth Sports See A Slow Decline (October 16, 2015)

5. Is Recycling Really Worth It? (October 22, 2015)

Our Favorite Guest Quotes From This Week

"The Speaker of the House is one of the worst jobs in Washington, at this point." — Hayes Brown

"I believe that we are making more new enemies than we are killing actual terrorists that represent an imminent threat." — Jeremy Scahill

"Sacred cows are there to be attacked and punctured. There’s no limit to humor, if it's good humor." — Terry Gilliam

"No one had ever used the word assassination before Shakespeare used it, in 'Macbeth.'" — James Shapiro

"The 'Peanuts' story is arguably one of the longest-running works of contemporary American literature of our time." — Chip Kidd

Our Favorite Comments (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus) From This Week

"There's a reason for the order: Reduce - Reuse - Recycle" (@StojBoj)

"I was always a Pogo fan." (J Scott Barlow)

"'Hillary, did YOU kill JR?'" (Ron DeMattio)

"I'd rather pickup trash than be Speaker of the House. #NotClose." (@LouieATX)

"I've already suggested we stop printing money. But why do I have to offer a solution?" (HonestDebate2)

Our Favorite Bit Of Internet This Week

This completely unnecessary yet entirely wonderful cover of Sia's "Chandelier," as imagined by the Muppets' Swedish Chef. (Sideshow / Twitter)


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