Somehow, that all makes sense. The Globe talks to some of the people who post replies to its articles, although not the hard-core trollers who blame Obama for car crashes on Gallivan Boulevard. For some reason, they didn't want to be quoted for the record.
The cesspoolization of online commenting has gotten so bad, the Globe reports, "even the Chinese government has had enough."
Ed. note: For the record, UHub's official policy: Anybody can post a comment here, but anonymous ones get put into a queue where I wield the awesome responsibility of deciding which ones get posted (this is why it sometimes takes awhile for anonymous comments to go live - I've yet to be hard-wired to my laptop and sometimes am away from it). In general, if you're anonymous and you post some lame, fact-free diatribe (or more likely, in my experience, a single-line insult), well, that's what the Delete button is for. Or if your post is one of roughly 67,000 more or less identical messages averring that one or more South Boston state rep candidates are the result of the mating of a South American Nazi and a common slime mold, ditto.