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Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Justsomewench, I figured you probably meant LittleFuzzy, but in case you actually meant me, thanks very much for the compliment. I did expend some effort here and there and generally tried to take full advantage of the communication these forums made possible while staying respectful (mostly). I'll honestly miss this venue for discussing local issues...

Yeah, time to find a new place for info-tainment, I suppose.

October 9, 2013 at 11:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Yeah, it was truly terrible before-- you wouldn't believe what anonymous Peorians would post about the widow Quackenbush's boysenberry pie...

October 9, 2013 at 7:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

And on your way out, please toss a lit book of matches against those hideous curtains asking my brand of smartphone...

October 9, 2013 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

By the way, I'm not finding your last name in the Lawrence phone book. Could you at least provide an address where I could mail this threatening letter?

October 9, 2013 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Opinion duly noted, Mr. Gull.

October 9, 2013 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

I think you have it backwards—Facebook will pay LJW for the linking so that Facebook can better track what kinds of news stories the registered users follow, and probably even classify their comments in certain opinion or belief categories. This data can in turn be sold to advertisers who use more and more precise demographic and interest-based targeting. Big Data = big business.

October 9, 2013 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Was it ever revealed how much Google pays them to require our answering stupid survey questions for access to content? I can't imagine they'll disclose it; it's probably easier to find such information about other larger papers that have paved these wretched paths.

October 9, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

chick...chicka-chickaaaaaaaa

October 9, 2013 at 3:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

But with the superfluous capitalization, it's now ironic on multiple levels-- "The Editors" sounds like a bad 90's horror movie where aliens inhabit the bodies of a high school yearbook committee... if they wanted to be so authoritative, they should have just published the story like this:

Dear Commenters,

Get Out.

Sincerely,

The Management

October 9, 2013 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Charlton Heston died? I thought he was just being extra stoic.

October 9, 2013 at 2:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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