Former Inky Columnist Thinks Sucks

This morning Tom Ferrick—a former metro columnist for the Inquirerpublished a piece on Metropolis detailing the shortcomings of Mainly, he points out that hits are too much a motivating factor and that the “photo essays” are really just unedited data dumps from camera to web. He blames that editorial philosophy for the problems with commenters. He goes as far as to liken the site to a “teenage slut.” editor Wendy Warren’s response to the piece appears in a post on Romenesko.