Online commenting changes

Starting Dec. 1, readers will only be able to comment on the web version of a story by using their Facebook account.

Goodbye

We love hearing from our readers, whether it’s in person, by letter, email, or online. On Dec. 1, we’re making a change to our online commenting system at www.cloverdalereporter.com, at all of our Black Press sister papers’ websites, and at BCLocalNews.com.

Readers will only be able to comment on the web version of a story by using a Facebook account, which will mean their name and profile picture will be linked to the statements they post.

Moving away from anonymous comments is part of a growing trend by media companies.

Over the past few years, some readers have raised concerns about allowing visitors to post anonymous comments. The policy has led to some unpleasant and mean-spirited postings, which in turn prevents people from particpating.

If you don’t have a Facebook account, keep in mind we still run letters to the editor in print, and online.

Submit letters, news tips, photos, and coming events to editor@cloverdalereporter.com, by fax to 604-575-2406 or by mail or in person to 17586 56A Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3S 1G3.

Please see the FAQ page at bclocalnews.com/commentfaq for more details.