Online comments at SunJournal.com
A quick survey about online comments.
Survey created by @sunjournal more than 31 months ago
1- Do you think that mean and nasty comments on SunJournal.com are a problem?
2- Do you think commenters should be required to use their real name?
3- Should commenters be required to use Facebook or Twitter to leave comments?
|recommend, not require|
|If they arent willing to give their name yes|
|yes thats an idea|
4- I would rather SunJournal.com had a commenting system ...
5- You can read our commenting policy at http://www.sunjournal.com/poli... Do you think anything is missing?
|Patty, how will you verify that people have given their real names? Are you going to do a credit check on everybody? Or have them scan and post their driver's license?|
Also, I don't use my real name because I have a family to protect, and there are some very disturbing people on here. The person that you reprimanded on my behalf a couple of days ago is an example. I wouldn't want to give him, and people like him any hint about who I am or how to find me.
People use screen names on millions of websites, I don't see why SJ should be any different.
As for the posters that continually complain and even degrade anonimous profiles, just what would change if they knew everybody's legal name? How would that help?, unless they get so angry that they want find them and confront them in person. I don't need that, and my wife and child sure don't need it.
|I believe that people are more likely to make inappropriate and nasty comments when they are doing so anonymously. This cheapens the dialog which then often becomes devoid of any intellectual content.|
|i tried to access the policy and it said page not found.|
|The requested page could not be found. Nice work!|
|In my opinion many inappropriate and negative comments are left standing, while other comments are pulled. There does not seem to be any rhyme nor reason to it. I do not, however, think that people should be required to leave their real names if they choose not to do so.|
|On question 3 above. If Twitter or Facebook is required to comment I would never again comment. Maybe I would but I would just start a facebook account for this purpose.|
As for real names: I use mine (JohnBerry) and I think that it keeps me, and others, from making some of the more intemperate comments that are seen here. But how do you ensure that people are using a real name?
Overall I think you are doing a great job and I do not see how things can be made better. But I suppose with some more thought there could be some changes that have not occurred to me.
This survey has ended!
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