Chris Tolles' post on Topix.com:
excerpt: "But looking at the numbers, eliminating anonymous comments is only going to limit the number of comments at the end of the day, not dramatically improve the quality of discourse on the web."
The data you want Chris Tolles, is well-provided for by your own Topix threads, which are loaded with bad behavior data, and I mean loaded. Evidence of bad behavior is stuck like flies to fly-paper on these Topix threads, its everywhere.
"Data" means nothing anyway, we are talking about human beings here on Topix, not data.
Human beings and their thoughts and opinions, are supposed to be what Topix.com is all about. And yet, by facilitating bully-trolling and open racism and condemnation of the poor and abusive behavior...
Topix.com is practicing abuse of human beings and this is a human right's violation.
I ask for Topix to amend their troll-encouraging practices, and restore these threads to the "local watering hole" - places for civic discourse and debate - you claim to be.
Bullying and hatred would not be allowed to be displayed at a real local watering hole, no way, civic discourse would not be allowed to be inhibited and shut down.
Ethical behavior is a must for civic discourse to function.