The Las Vegas Sun has has implemented a new system that tried to filter out many of the nasty and sometimes vicious comments that are left behind in the comment box. They're doing it by taking away your ability to remain anonymous. Will this mean fewer people comment? Will the Sun achieve the goal of having more civil discussion on local issues?
Well I signed up as a verified account just using my FaceBook account which uses the same name as here. Easy Peasy. Facebook is a much lower threshold of verification than getting a phone call IMHO.Aunty Palin –Oct 6, 2010 13:24:23 PM
With freedom of expression comes the responsibility to take ownership of one's actions and words. In the context of posting comments on discussion boards, anonymity is not necessary.Sonja Brouwers –Oct 6, 2010 10:36:51 AM