Posted Nov 20, 2003 23:35 UTC (Thu) by acristianb
In reply to: Paid comments
Parent article: On comment abuse
I subscribe to the draconian rules. This will get out the message. LWN was doing fine w/o user comments at all so I think it will do fine even if you filter out some potential honest readers that are not subscribed.
I would try a scheme where as more subscribed users vouch for another subscribed user he/she would get a higher rank which would allow him to post directly w/o any restriction and the novice subscribed users would be allowed to post only by peer moderation and maybe editor moderation.
This will get out the idea that he/she are part of a group and LWN is not a wall where pseudo anonymous people can make graffiti.
And then in, say, two weeks an avid reader would reach the 'ok' rank. If he is spamming or trolling you know what to do...
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