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Leaving a Comment? That’ll Be 99 Cents, and Your Name

July 15th, 2010 07:54 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

netbuzz writes “Anxious to lift a ban on comments brought about by incessant trolling and anonymous slander, a Massachusetts newspaper has begun requiring two things of online readers who want to leave their thoughts on stories: a one-time fee of 99 cents and a willingness to use their real names. Says the publisher: ‘This is a necessary step, in my opinion, if The Attleboro (MA) Sun Chronicle is going to continue to provide a forum for comments on our websites.’”

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