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Posted: Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:00 am

The opportunity to post comments on stories on Sun Chronicle websites will be restored this week, Publisher Oreste P. D'Arconte announced today, with posters required to use their real names.

To enforce this change, all posters will be required to register their name, address, phone number and a legitimate credit card number.

The credit card will be charged a one-time fee of 99 cents to activate the account.

The poster's name as it appears on the credit card will automatically be attached to the poster's comments, as will the name of the community in which they live. Registrants will also be required to acknowledge they understand that under existing state and federal laws they are legally responsible for any comments they post. Registration under the new policy will begin at noon Wednesday.

This change is being made, D'Arconte said, in an attempt "to eliminate past excesses that included blatant disregard for our appropriateness guidelines, blind accusations and unsubstantiated allegations."

Posters who violate the guidelines will be banned from the site.

"This is a necessary step, in my opinion, if The Sun Chronicle is going to continue to provide a forum for comments on our websites," he added.

It will make commenting more consistent on The Sun Chronicle's online products and in its printed publications, he said.

All commenting on stories was suspended April 12 by D'Arconte. Affected were:

thesunchronicle.com, thefoxbororeporter.com and silvercitybulletin.com.

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5 comments:

  • hectorballonhotmailcom posted at 5:04 am on Thu, Jul 29, 2010.

    hectorballonhotmailcom Posts: 1

    What ever happened with all those individuals with very strong opinions, from Attleboro and Foxboro?What happened to all those Foxboro writers we presented fabrications against Town Manager, Town Counsel, Selectmen and others?Is $0.99 too high an investment? Is accountability a risk you are not willing to embrace?Was your opinions so biased and twisted that now you are not willing to put your name to your words?Freedom is too important to be silenced by NINETYNINE CENTS!!!!Or is the cost of using your names too high to post biased opinions aimed at destroying other people’s reputation for personal gain?

     
  • hectorballonhotmailcom posted at 4:08 am on Mon, Jul 19, 2010.

    hectorballonhotmailcom Posts: 1

    I am very pleased that the SC has opened the comment sections. I hopefully the FR will also follow.The open society that we as Americans are proud of requires accountability. Hopefully readers will join in an offer opinions, information and challenge information, public official and other reader in a respectful manner. Too bad that the Foxboro election went by without the opportunity to challance the information presented at the time by candidates and their supporters.

     
  • hectorballonhotmailcom posted at 4:04 am on Mon, Jul 19, 2010.

    hectorballonhotmailcom Posts: 1

    I am very pleased that the SC has opened the comment sections. I hopefully the FR will also follow.The open society that we as Americans are proud of requires accountability. Hopefully readers will join in an offer opinions, information and challenge information, public official and other reader in a respectful manner.

     
  • afarmersboyyahoocom posted at 6:02 pm on Tue, Jul 13, 2010.

    afarmersboyyahoocom Posts: 0

    I believe this is a giant step in the right direction for everyone to be responsible for their comments--and not be hiding behind different aliases--such as "pepto" or "bismo" or "Sunnybrook Farm" or any other such nonsense! It is as simple as: If you are ashamed to put your real name to your post--YOU SHOULDN'T POST. I have always used my real name--and always will, my Mom & Dad gave me the name, and I am not ashamed of it. Now, if the Chronicle doesn't live up to their end of the change as they've stated--it is their problem--and they would deserve every tribulation they may receive.An ex-resident of Attleboro for many years, and forever a lover of Bristol County,Donald E. LytleBainbridge, Ohio

     
  • RoachGARaolcom posted at 12:44 pm on Fri, Jul 9, 2010.

    RoachGARaolcom Posts: 0

    The paywall you are requiring is honorable and perhaps even inevitable but it is too early for this in the evolution of the internet, and it will fail and cost you enormously.A time may come many, many years out when we’ll all pay fees and microfees for interactivity on the network. But that time is not soon, and it’s most certainly not now.Respectfully,Gregory A. Roach