CFN Changes Anonymous Comment Policy for 2014 – CLICK FOR DETAILS

CFN Changes Anonymous Comment Policy for 2014 – CLICK FOR DETAILS

CFN Panic Button 2013-05-13CFN – Life is about improving and making things better, and after a year of research and consultations with a lot of people we are pleased to be announcing our new comments policy on CFN.

As many know there are different formats used by various news sites.    CFN manually pre moderates each comment.  For example the Free Holder post moderates and has a key word filter while using the disqus system for people to log on.

CFN is proud to continue our tradition of pre-manual moderation; but we have listened to what the public is saying about pseudonyms and anonymous posting.

Starting January 3, 2013 at noon we will no longer be allowing anonymous viewer comments.   You will have to sign your name or register your pseudonym with us.    While we respect the importance to remain private, and will still allow our viewers to use an id instead of their name; they will have to register with us via email or facebook.

Also, viewers using pseudonyms will no longer be able to attack other viewers or comments.    If you can’t stand up and show who you are, you cannot attack others who do.   Questions and constructive non-offensive criticism are still allowed.

While we realize that this may cause some frustration to some regular posters we at CFN feel that this will make our comments section safer and more fun for our viewers.   Having gone from 14M to 29M page views from 2012 to 2013 it’s time for some to realize that an awful lot of people read our comments.

We also wish to remind users to stay on subject, and if you wish to write a book; perhaps a publisher instead of a comment section would be the way to go?

There are certain users currently who will be grand-fathered in and be allowed to continue to use their pseudonyms as we at CFN know who they are and their contact information.    To register a pseudonym email jamie@cornwallfreenews.com.

Thank you for a wonderful 2013 and hopefully 2014 is even better for all!

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Roger
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It’s about time! If you have something to say, then be willing to stand behind it. If you have to worry about repercussions from your employer then you should be questioning your motives, loyalty, or reasons for staying at that employment. It’s dishonest.

PJ Robertson
Member

Good move, admin. Nice points in your third to last paragraph.

All the best to you and CFN for 2014!

Furtz
Member

So, does this mean that I will have to expose my true identity (God) in order to post a comment on this site?
Fat chance of that happening.

Furtz
Member

So, a handle, and a valid and active email address/account is no longer enough info?
If so, I think this site will dry up like a prune in the hot sun.

Eric
Guest

Roger, I would not want to work anywhere that only wanted a bunch of yes men employed there. My issues with some form of anonymity have always been the same. Not wanting family & friends to take things the wrong way or reduce connections because of it, and of course, work. If for some reason the time stamps on postings were out of whack, it could look like improper use of time.

Michael Clifton
Guest
I’ll say it again. No one should have to fear voicing their opinion about local issues. This fear must end in Cornwall for real progress to occur – and it can! Don’t accept the intimidation – it’s hillbilly, bush BS. If I feel I have to stifle my opinions about how my tax money is spent then I know I don’t have the right representation. Positive change occurs in a community through voter advocacy. Your not going to right anything by offering sketchy, masked accusations against the problem(s). I suppose some will say it’s easy for an out -of- towner… Read more »
PJ Robertson
Member

@ Furtz Hang in, if only for your grandson. Your signature whimsy and irony an asset on CFN threads.

jules
Guest

Furtz hang in here with us and just e-mail Jamie and you can still post as Furtz. I sure enjoy your posts and you are funny at times and I would sure miss being teased especially when you brought up about Harpoon Harpo bringing bears to church. LOL LOL. I took you seriously of all things. I must have been mighty tired that day since I have not slept well in a long while. Stick with us Furtz.

jules
Guest
Mr. Clifton it is going to take Cornwall quite a while to change and it has been in hillbilly mentality for a mighty long time and people know no other way and it is going to take education and a different way of life. It will take time for the people to change and it is something that isn’t done overnight. We need to see big changes in Cornwall and not the same old fuddy duddies that come in and have the same mind set. As you well know I have been saying that for many years that Cornwall has… Read more »
Stellabyestarlight
Guest

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Stella you will have to register to continue to post on CFN or post with your name and legit email address.

David Oldham
Guest

Throw caution to the wind Furtz register today !

I am with you PJ and BIFF, step in the right direction !

Furtz
Member

I’m flattered! Usually left-wing pinko atheists don’t get a warm reception.
But I am curious Jamie. Does this new registration policy have anything to do with Big Brother keeping an eye on things?

jules
Guest
LOL LOL. Furtz you are something else. If we were all the same and had the same wave of thought this world would be mighty boring indeed. We have to have folks like myself, like yourself including others to make a real stew of laughter, tears and everything in between. Yes even atheists who lean to the left like yourself. It takes all kinds to make a world. Come back. Listen Furtz this big brother thing doesn’t need our false names – they already know who we are so come on board. There is no place to hide the whole… Read more »
Dave Windsor
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Actually Jamie it is nice to see this as it will keep issues more in line, on message and integrities’ of even the writers keep in check.

This almost comes in as an added to a Mission Statement.
but that would be good, no\/
You will almost certainly not get as many notes to moderate either. as you indicted.
If people are upset, well, let them state their comments in other media’s.

Furtz
Member
That’s true Jules. Anything we put out on the net can be traced by Big Brother. As far as anonymity goes, I have some concerns. Because I’m retired and not seeking employment, it’s not a big deal for me any more, but it used to be. I live in a seriously conservative/Conservative bible-belt area of eastern Ontario. If my lefty pinko and atheist views were out there for the last forty years, I would never have found employment in this area. That’s just the way it is in Leeds-Grenville. There’s no problem expressing your views using your real name as… Read more »
jules
Guest
LOL LOL. ROLF! You Furtz in a Conservative Bible Belt? May heaven help you. LOL LOL. ROLF! I am laughing so hard here that I have to retype words since I cannot keep a steady hand or anything on the keyboard. You are mighty funny indeed. The Barney Fife PD can trace who we are and if they can then anyone can. LOL LOL. I have to laugh you are a barrel of laughs indeed. Conservative Bible Belt is a good one indeed. Ottawa is might weird and corrupt and everyone knows that and I guess anything goes around here… Read more »
Michael Clifton
Guest
@Jules I have a feeling that you and I probably agree about many things concerning Cornwall Jules. I see truth in much of what you say. I’d like to stress however, that I have warm feelings for Cornwall based on good memories and the knowledge that many good folks I grew up with still live there. I’d like to think of myself as a Cornwall patriot. I believe in the good in the place – I know it’s still there. If I seem to attack some aspects of the current situation in Cornwall, I do it only in the hopes… Read more »
jules
Guest
Mr. Clifton I too have very good memories of Cornwall and I don’t hate it the way some people think I do. People think the wrong way about me and someone said before that if I really hated Cornwall I wouldn’t have come on to this site and say what I think and that is true indeed. We live here in Ottawa because there is nothing in Cornwall. We had to leave back in the mid 70’s and many left way before us and after us because of the situation down there. If people stayed in Cornwall, Cornwall’s population would… Read more »
jules
Guest
Mr. Clifton if you listen to Mr. Pat Finnerty what he has to say (it is on Jamie’s archive) and listen mighty carefully what he says after his joke about people going to bed hungry in Cornwall and the rich don’t care at all and about them being in their limosines and things like that. Mr. Finnerty said the absolute truth and Cornwall has always been referred to as a welfare town. In order for things to change it is like I said people need education and have to learn what it is like to live elsewhere to appreciate it.… Read more »
Michael Clifton
Guest
My early memories of Cornwall include: Hot summer days swimming in Horwitz Park Pool. skateboards made with old rollerskate wheels, Big Daddy Roth’s Rat Fink cartoons, monster models, the 5 cent Saturday afternoon matinee at the Capitol Theatre featuring Roger Corman’s cheapie horror films and Elvis Presley movies, Honda 50’s, the A&W Drive-in, Mad Magazine, Firecracker Day, Bisonette’s Confectionary that featured a Cockatoo AND a Mynah bird, Leveque’s Clothiers with the pet monkey, catching eels by the armload at the “boardy bottom” down at the old east -end canal locks, Wimpy’s Diner up by the train station, drive-in movies, the… Read more »
jules
Guest
Mr. Clifton you sure brought me down memory lane for sure and mighty good memories. Bissonettes had a pet shop beside their little grocery store what memories. I grew up in nearby. Young people today do not have those good memories at all and when I think back to those days I wish that they all came back. You don’t find any of that in the big cities and if we tell people what we have experienced in the past they would think that we were living something out of Norman Rockwell. I remember the milk and bread being delivered… Read more »
Peter Jenkin
Guest

Wholly heck Michael they could dump “the guy” at seaway news and just hire you

Michael Clifton
Guest

I am a patriot and I love my old hometown.

Reg Coffey
Member

Hey Michael, are you sure I don’t know you? It sounds like we were at the same places at the same time way back when. The only difference is that we used to catch eels at the “by-wash” and dump them in the Horwitz Park Pool. We thought it would be a real kick going to the pool the next morning and seeing all the eels swimming around. We didn’t realize what the pool pump would do to the eels. It wasn’t pretty.

Claudette MacIntosh
Guest

I sincerely hope you run for Mayor Jamie Gilcig
doesn’t that look good
Cornwall deserves better than a group of fools that haven’t done anything
at least in print that i can see to stop the tanks at our harbor
Its also shameful that only 255 people have signed the petition to stop this mess
Claudette

Michael Clifton
Guest

@Reg Coffey
Yes Reg, you were the guy that always got to spread his towel out and lay on the cannon barrel in Horowitz Park. LOL
How about climbing down under the garbage shute at Chalet Glass (down on the east waterfront) to reclaim some slightly damaged blown glass pieces. Dangerous but rewarding work LOL!

Michael Clifton
Guest

@Claudette MacIntosh
Claudette sweetheart, I want you to hold up all six fingers on your righthand and swear to me that your not your own grandmother by relation to a local scribblifiyin’ feller of a similar name.from these parts.

Sincerely yours,Rev Biff Toughlove

jules
Guest
We sure do need Jamie to run as mayor or as councellor whatever he wants to be would be a wonderful contribution as well as Mr. Samler, Mr. Oldman and others. It takes great minds to make good changes. We are seeing the worst of a city government that anyone can see and mighty depressing indeed. We sure do need change like what Mr. Pat Finnerty said and that is so mighty true. We need to get rid of that hillbilly mentality and change the people for the better before it becomes way too late to do so.
Michael Clifton
Guest
@Peter Jenkin I will take your comment as a compliment (I think). To tell you the truth I wouldn’t take a gig writing for a newspaper. Over the years my experiences with newspaper writers have been mixed, and lately, pretty negative. I find with the declining interest in print journalism, a discernible drop in the quality of writing and ethical standards. Many of the big paper columnists are reaching for the nerve of the reader like never before, hoping to hold interest with sensational content. I compiled my little list above (and I could go on and on) because I… Read more »
jules
Guest
There are more of us ex-Cornwallites living elsewhere than in Cornwall and people read Jamie’s paper from one coast of Canada to the other in order to touch base. Mr. Clifton said a few things that I can touch on about nature being close at hand which is true since we have to take the car to walk in a beautiful park here in Ottawa and not much at hand unless you travel far enough here and also the people who are like a family down there because it is small unlike a big city where you do not know… Read more »
jules
Guest
Jamie yesterday I thought about you when I went out with my daughter and saw that horrible white with greenish slime like of a salt substance on the sidewalks thinking about that is the garbage that will be put in those tanks in Cornwall. This has been used for many long years and I think since the 80’s because I remember a former superintendent at another building where we lived used that horrible substance outside the building when we would step out. The streets were loaded with water as well as the sidewalks and it looks like Ottawa is going… Read more »
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