A sad day for fans of Citizen Jingoism; Sun online forum to shut


A sad day for fans of Citizen Jingoism; Sun online forum to shut

Fans of low-brow debates like myself will be mortified. The Sun's online Forum is to close on Friday 30 September.

I'm mortified. All I've got left now is the Nick Ferrari phone in on LBC.

The closure of MySun raises a few questions though. If the publisher of one of the world's best selling newspapers can't make online content profitable, who can?

When I worked at The Sun online I was told they had never received a single video message from a reader, despite inviting readers to send in their message practially every day.

Perhaps the 75p a minute tariff overweighed the benefits of having an amateur video published on the Sun online.

I was a great fan of the debates on the Sun online (as long as you avoided all the horrible nationalist stuff).

Where else could you see topics like these being debated:

How do I let people know about my charity work without being too obvious?

Who would win in a prison fight between Piers Morgan and Chris Huhne

And, my favourite, from the Women's section

What is it about armed robbers?

The site closes tomorrow, so enjoy it while you can.

This was first published in September 2011

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