In response to the serious trolling and spam we’ve been subjected to at The Daily Banter and multiple requests from readers, we’re changing our commenting system and policy going forward. At the bottom of each article posted, you can sign into our new commenting system (the brilliantly easy to use ‘Disqus’) and join in the conversation. With Disqus, you can sign in with your twitter/facebook account, or simply enter your email and create a user name and get commenting straight away. Disqus makes it much easier for us and our readers to monitor comments – you can flag offensive comments easily and we can review them to make sure they aren’t coming from trolls or spammers.
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Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.