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Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

With the apparent quitting/firing of a certain VP of content, there was apparently a LOT more to this than we now know. Would be interesting to hear the scoop.

October 9, 2013 at 10:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Agreed. I supposed one reason to stay is to prevent a certain Koch water carrier from posting without anyone challenging him. I notice he tends to give up and go away when everyone calls him out on his lies. I hope enough people stay to at least do that much.

October 9, 2013 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Oh goodness. They're actually moderating comments here? Then I guess they'll have their work cut out to moderate all 2342342343 times someone mentioned how fed up they were with the recent arbitrary enforcement of them.

October 9, 2013 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

What is the worst thing that can happen if you do? Aside from death threats? There's getting fired, having harassing emails, being stalked, and vigilante social media shaming for starters.

October 9, 2013 at 8:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Needs a slightly better platform than zetaboards, though. Bit clunky. I'll do some investigation. There's potential for a hyperlocal slashdot.

October 9, 2013 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Strangely, they've been allowed. I wonder if someone mistakenly thought the policy change meant they no longer needed moderators, if they're letting us get it out of our system, or if they plan on nuking the whole dang article after tomorrow.

October 9, 2013 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

That's also how they sign their emails when you complain about their arbitrary moderation. I once got a non apology for an innocuous post that was deleted, and they included this whole passive aggressive bit about how posting was at their discretion anyway, blah blah. Um, thanks? Gosh you're so great and powerful?

Makes me wonder if half the new policy isn't the result of projection.

October 9, 2013 at 8:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Actually, people would probably be slightly more willing to talk when there's not documented evidence of what they posted and when. I hear people give all sorts of opinions informally that they'd never dare to commit to writing where their boss could see. A Meetup or something would be fun. http://www.meetup.com/create/

October 9, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Private browsing mode is good for more than adult sites.

October 9, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

I can't imagine Google gets anything useful out of that. How many of us bother to give honest answers?

October 9, 2013 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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