Ideas from The Guardian’s comments hack day: A tool to let authors set the tone of the comments and a tool for curating comments

At The Guardian’s two-day hack event last week, developers presented ideas and tools for improving The Guardian’s comment section. Some of the ideas that surfaced: A tool called “Setting the Tone” allows post authors to post comments alongside the articles to set the tone of the discussion. An idea from Guardian readers suggested curating comments that appeared alongside articles. And, another tool allowed readers to highlight, tweet and comment on specific phrases within an article.