I couldn’t agree more. The hierarchy of Internet commenting goes, from best to worst:
- SA Forums
- Generic blog comments
- Blog comments on a linked-from Digg site
- Digg comments
- YouTube comments
- GameFAQs, IGN, Xbox.com Forums
Are people not accountable for what they write online anymore? I guarantee you wouldn’t see as many racist, misogynistic, crap-filled comments if people had to post using their full name. There should really be some sort of standard for online posting – that’s why I like Something Awful and the SA forums. The $10 registration fee really encourages quality contributions, giving a more tangible value to your alias.