NewsCenter 16 encourages Facebook and Twitter commenting

After looking at the various ways in which our viewers interact with our stories, we've decided to disable website comments and emphasize Facebook and Twitter as the primary platforms for commenting.

Comments on those platforms don't have to be manually approved, which allows for commenters to have conversations in real time.

Also, by requiring commenters to post under their real names, we hope to encourage dialogue that is respectful and adds to the story.

Thank you for all your comments over the years. We hope you'll continue the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages.