Last weekend, we announced that our comment section was no longer open to comments from unregistered commenters.
Anyone can still register to comment, and do so anonymously, but the change gives us an upper hand in battling trolls and spammers.
The overarching goal is to restore civility to the comments section so that thoughtful community conversation — and yes, witty and irreverent banter as well — can once again flourish without being drowned out by a bunch of jerks.
We want to hear from you: what do you think of the change so far? Also, feel free to discuss any other matters of local interest in the comments.