On the front page of today’s San Diego U-T, there is an announcement by the U-T of the end of anonymous comments to their online publication, SignOnSanDiego.
And our very own OB Ragster Doug Porter was quoted to show one of the reasons, at least, the daily newspaper is changing their comment policy.
Doug is quoted near the end of the article (from one of his OB Rag posts – although the OB Rag is NOT mentioned) – here is the entire reference:
If … civility had carried the day, SignOn might not have abandoned anonymous posting.
But it didn’t, and people noticed. One local blogger, Doug Porter, wrote last week that the comments section “has long been a black mark on the paper’s credibility. If you happened upon it — say as an outsider thinking about relocating to San Diego — you’d think this town was filled with rabid, frothing nutcases in desperate need of professional anger management therapy.”
Thanks, Doug, for pointing out one of the obvious consequences of an online publication not monitoring their comments. And thanks, U-T, for pointing out one of your persistent critics.
Although, next time, let your dear readers know where the “local blogger” and his comments came from. You know, it’s called accreditation.