On comment abuse
Posted Nov 20, 2003 12:35 UTC (Thu) by evgeny
Parent article: On comment abuse
I liked the copsewood's idea about a Turing test. That's easy to implement yet would be practically 100%-effective defence against automatic posts.
As to non-automatic trolls, it seems to me these became mainly noticable when the troll was the first comment to an article. So I suggest to allow non-subscribers to comment other comments only, but not the LWN contents itself. In other words, only subscribers would have the priviledge to _start_ a discussion, while anyone (including non-subscribers) could _participate_.
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