Times- Standard Changing Comments Format
The Times- Stamdard editorial this morning tells us they're changing the format for online comments. It looks like they haven't made the switch just yet. When they do, you'll have to have a Facebook account to comment.
As I wrote on the still available Topix comments, good. Since a number of other folks say they won't comment unless they can comment anonymously, that will make my comments stand out more.
I'm not sure the new system will solve the problem of uncivil comments, but maybe it will cut down on some of the clutter. I'm a bit concerned with the idea as I've had problems with other news sites that allow Facebook cross- posting where my browser would freeze up and the comment would never show on either Facebook or the news site.
We'll see how the new system works.