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Yes, newspaper stories attract a great deal of uncivil debate. But making commenters use their real identities will not solve the problem.
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Reader Comments: How did all this civil debate happen?

Reader Comments: How did all this civil debate happen? | Reader Comments in the Newspaper | Scoop.it
The Lewiston Sun Journal is proud that they have civility in their reader comments system. Do they really know how they did it?
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Be confidence of your approaches for comment moderation well in advance. One fear that bothers many businesses is what would happen with the comments section when they start blogging. What if a customer who holds a ...
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Why are the comments sections of mainstream news websites so frequently filled with racist, ignorant comments?

Why are the comments sections of mainstream news websites so frequently filled with racist, ignorant comments? | Reader Comments in the Newspaper | Scoop.it
Answer (2 of 8): First, it's not anonymity. I know that's counterintuitive. Surely these people wouldn't say such ignorant things if they had to put their names to their comments. Except I see people quite often say ignorant and uncivil things on Twitter and Facebook. They are using their real identities. But they don't think they're doing anything wrong. Which leads to my second point....
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One year of verified online comments; success or failure? | Sun Journal

The Sun Journal has spurred better online debate, but among fewer voices. What should happen now with its policy toward online comments?

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A 5-minute framework for fostering better conversations in comments sections | Poynter.

A 5-minute framework for fostering better conversations in comments sections | Poynter. | Reader Comments in the Newspaper | Scoop.it
Probably the best and most thoughtful examinations of why news stories attract so many objectionable comments.
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Why Facebook Is Not the Cure For Bad Comments

Why Facebook Is Not the Cure For Bad Comments | Reader Comments in the Newspaper | Scoop.it
Some believe using Facebook's comment plugin cuts down on "trolling" and other bad behavior because it forces people to use their real names, while others say it gives the social network too much power. But when it comes to improving comments, anonymity isn't really the issue.
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