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Open season on trolls

Fair warning.

People who follow our blogs will note that comments must now be shifted to Facebook. Love it or loathe it, Facebook requires commenters to post actual names. We’ve already noticed a big improvement in the quality of the conversations, which is exactly what we were hoping for.

Our letters blog in particular had turned into a nest of vipers. Writers with the courage to sign their names were being spattered with noisome fluids by small souls hiding behind idiotic handles.

When you see a troll’s post, picture a 47-year-old loser living in his mother’s basement, hunching over his

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How do you read us, opinion readers?

Gentle readers,

We know you like to talk back to us. Here’s your chance to tell us how to make you happier.

The Tacoma News Tribune and its sister McClatchy newspapers around the country are studying ways to improve our opinion sections, both in print and on our websites. We’re collecting ideas from our readers and letter writers, and we’d like to know about your reading habits – and what you think of us.

Please take a few moments to fill out a short survey available online. Make sure you click on your region (Tacoma, for example) in Question

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