Due to rampant abuse of our up-to-now open comment system, we have no choice but to require registration (with an accurate e-mail) before allowing individuals to post on ElburnHerald.com.
The main reason? Many posts from individuals claiming to be multiple individuals, vulgar language, false accusations, and no accountability.
We initially wanted the user experience on ElburnHerald.com to be open, encouraging dialogue about the Kaneland area and the issues that affect you every day. Therefore we did not require registration. We have learned from our mistakes, as clearly our idealism was taken advantage of.
As was the case when we featured open registration, your personal information will not be shared in any way with other companies, posters, or for any other reason other than to verify you are who you say you are.
We hope you understand our change in policy, and continue to discuss and debate the issues that have a direct impact on your lives.