I enjoy reading The Blade. I still have it delivered to my home and also read the online edition. Occasionally I will comment on one of the online articles.
A year or so ago The Blade changed the way their online comments worked. You could no longer post under an anonymous name, like we do here. The purpose that the change was made was (if I remember correctly) that if someone posted under their own name that it would keep conversations and comments on a more civil tone. You had to be registered with a Facebook name in order to comment.
I didn't like the change at first but in retrospect it has made for more civil discussions and has been a positive change.
I noticed today that one commenter was using the Facebook moniker of "Toledo Move to Amend" when making comments rather than commenting with an actual persons name. It was in the comment section of the "Not a prayer" article about the Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby decision. It can be found in the Opinion Section of the online edition today.
Does this mark the shift in The Blade policy regarding comments? It seem to me that this will encourage a backsliding to the old name calling, etc. that we use to see before they changed their comments policy.
If any of The Blade reps that post here on Toledo Talk see this thread can you please let me know why The Blade is allowing this?
It seems to defeat the purpose of holding individuals accountable for their posts if you now allow anonymous political leaning website posters to comment and not hold them to the same standards?
Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this question.