On comment abuse
Posted Nov 21, 2003 2:59 UTC (Fri) by rompel
Parent article: On comment abuse
My only concern about eliminating non-subscribers' posting privileges is that I recall a lot of folks outside the US without credit cards complaining that they didn't have any reasonable way of subscribing even if they wanted to. I don't know if this issue was ever resolved.
Other than that, I have no problem with silencing non-subscribers. It's been my experience with online forums that the higher the barrier to entry, the better the discussion. And I think that it would probably prompt a few more people to subscribe, which would be a good thing.
I would also love to have some sort of "killfile" capability. There are 3 frequent posters I'd plonk in a heartbeat. Alas, I suspect that it would be resource-intensive to implement.
Finally, I am against a slashdot-style moderation scheme for all the reasons mentioned by others.
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