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The Las Vegas Sun no longer allows readers without Facebook accounts to post comments on stories.

The newspaper’s officials hope the step will “elevate the dialogue on our stories.”

“We hope and believe that this accountability will cut down on the meanness and name calling that occurs when commentators are granted anonymity. We still hope readers will voice their opinions—whatever they may be—but we want to make sure they take responsibility for them, as well.”

The change may be temporary, presumably depending on whether the new policy works or not.