Attleboro Sun Chronicle to Charge for Newspaper Comments

Comments on online newspaper articles are, at the same time, some of the most humorous and infuriating reading that can be done. Not Raw-era Eddie Murphy humorous, but ‘Wait, you really think that?’ humorous. The Attleboro Sun Chronicle is going to start charging to post comments, and the comments will be posted with the user’s real name. The Sun Chronicle stopped posting comments in April because they became too hard to moderate. This, folks, is how you turn a problem into an opportunity. I like.

Via Marco and Waxy.

Attleboro Sun Chronicle to Charge for Newspaper Comments

2 thoughts on “Attleboro Sun Chronicle to Charge for Newspaper Comments

  1. I would really love for there to be a way to elevate the discourse of the comments sections of online newspapers. Unfortunately, I’m not sure this is it. Income generating? Maybe. Fostering well-reasoned discussions? I doubt it.

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  2. aaron cohen says:

    Taking away anonymous comments is a start. The fee doesn’t even need to be that high before people will start valuing their discussion habits differently.

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