Evaluating online comments policy
With the amount of not-so-subtle hate speech and harassment, not to mention homophobic and transphobic comments, it’s no wonder the paper is deleting comments and accounts. Too many of you are too bold using the shield of anonymity to project hateful and (in some cases) threatening messages, completely absolved from consequence.
I think the editors need to take a long hard look at how the comments are moderated (they aren’t) and consider more transparency on their part as well as on the parts of the posters. If people want to post, they should use their real names. Anything less is simply facilitating hateful and ignorant comments.