Posted Nov 20, 2003 10:55 UTC (Thu) by minichaz
In reply to: Paid comments
Parent article: On comment abuse
The first two options in the article are just Slashdot by another name. If any form of censorship or moderation is required then something is wrong at a more fundamental level: the community of people posting. Just look at Slashdot which has effectivley been destroyed by its own community.
I agree with the parent poster. If we wish for LWN to retain its value then only subscribers should be allowed to post. With luck this should also increase the number of subscribers which can only be a good thing.
Non-subscribers get a lot of quality information from this site for free and restricting posting to subscribers only will increase the quality of this information. See the logic? Banning non-subscribers from posting will improve the quality of the site that they get to view for free.
Good luck with what ever you choose.
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