Country Squire Magazine has been in existence for almost six months now. In that time, we have attracted a large audience and a collection of regular users beyond our most optimistic dreams. As we look at our millionth user soon visiting the magazine, we thank You, Our Loyal Readers, for Your continued interest and support.
As a consequence of increased traffic, we have received a lot more comments. Comments require real-time moderation and, as numbers have increased, we are spending far more time reading and moderating comments than we’d like to be. Reading and moderating comments has become almost a full-time role at the expense of other activities, which are sometimes more important. Also, as we have grown, so have the number of trolls commenting – we have had to trash far more comments than we expected to.
Frankly, there are other areas we’d prefer to resource in the magazine so we can provide You the Reader with quality content:
Our board has reached a decision to expand the magazine into new territories and down commercial avenues rather than continue to support comment reading and moderation. They have decided that, for now, the magazine comment function will be deleted and a decision on returning to it will be made at the end of 2017. Changes will take effect on Sunday the 23rd April 2017.
To those regular commenters, we wish to thank you for your past comments. We look forward to re-welcoming your comments at some point in the future. In the meantime, we would like you to join the conversation on Twitter. Our Twitter account can be accessed via the Country Squire website or directly at Twitter @csquiremagazine
Thank you very much for taking the time out to read this and, again, we are much obliged for your continued interest in our booming magazine. We’ve ruffled quite a few feathers in the six months so far, our campaigns have really taken off and we’ve loved every minute of it. We have some great new writers joining us and some very ambitious plans for the future.
We are the Countryside platform. Please continue to use us.
Onwards and upwards. Again, thanks for making us.