We’re testing out a new feature that will give each person posting a comment in a story a unique “Commenter ID.”
This ID will belong to that person throughout their comments on that story only, regardless of whether their commenter name is changed. It won’t persist through multiple articles.
We hope that this will continue to allow completely anonymous conversations; and, at the same time, preventing those who take advantage of anonymous comments to comment under multiple names in one story from doing so.
Commenter ID will be active only for comments from 11:59am today onward.
As we test this, please let us know your opinions here, via Facebook message, or on the site.