The Voice of OC announced a change in their comment policy today, switching to Facebook comments. What this means is that readers who comment at the Voice of OC won’t be able to hide behind anonymous names – and they will be forced to set up Facebook accounts so they can comment at the Voice of OC.
The downside to this new policy is that many readers may be afraid to voice their opinion as now folks will be able to stalk them via Facebook. Liberal Orange Juice blogger Greg Diamond, an attorney, once threatened to sue us because we wouldn’t reveal the IP address of a commenter he didn’t agree with. Imagine what he might do if he could track you down via your Facebook page?
The post announcing this comment change quickly attracted almost 100 comments, then they were all gone as the Voice of OC turned on their new comments. Many of the Voice of OC commenters who commented today said they were finished reading the Voice of OC.
Here is how the Voice of OC summed up their decision: Continue reading