u mentioned quality of the comment and not quantity were needed for commenting. Please apply this same standard to the stories posted on Newsok. Some of the stories posted, should have been reconsidered. I can't count the number of stories here that looked like blogs with one to two paragraphs, and most of which was pulled from a national wire service. If this website were a tv station, I could understand it. This is a print publication, it should do better. Finally, if this publication were in Syria or some other country that restricted it's citizen rights, how long would it take for the commenter to be arrested, killed, harassed, etc? Even in the US, if someone commented on an article using their real name and one of the trolls to particular offense to this, then using that person's real name was able to track them down, harass them repeatedly or otherwise cause bodily harm. What do you think the legal ramification would be? Or better yet, what do you think it would cost the publication to settle? Personally, I think there is a better way to stop hateful comments. But it is your publication and money, and you get to run it how you need to.