On comment abuse
Posted Nov 20, 2003 10:51 UTC (Thu) by ewen
Parent article: On comment abuse
Another possibility you might want to consider: poster validation. For subscribers (that are logged in) the fact that they've subscribed is probably sufficent. For non-subscribers the comment could be held until some "click on this link to verify it" (which was emailed out) was taken.
FWIW, I'd prefer that LWN didn't go down the slashdot extensive comment moderation route if possible. It seems to turn sites into CMS/blog style discussion site, rather than the "magazine" style site that I've always liked LWN for. I'd actually prefer that LWN had no commenting system to a slashdot-style commenting and moderation system: the letters-to-the-editor worked just fine for the first several years. IMHO of course.
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