Lately I have been reading some of the comments left by subscribers on the Union-Bulletin website.
Some are well-reasoned. Most, however, are snarky, demeaning and devoid of any substance. It seems to me if the Union-Bulletin required people to use their real names when posting online, as it does with the letters to the editor, the level of discourse would rise, the trolls would disappear, and the level of intelligent conversation would increase.
It makes no sense that the U-B allows anonymous comments on the website. This only encourages rude and cowardly behavior. If people have something to say they should have the guts to use their real name.
In the meantime I challenge all of you who post on the U-B website to use your real names.