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This made me think of the Norwegian news site that required readers to take a quiz before commenting: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/ne...

Combining these two ideas could be really neat -- I wonder if it could even be sold as a service a la disqus.

Great idea! I am very guilty of commenting here without reading the article. Can we try this here?

Hah, I was going to post the same thing. Perhaps it is steam-engine-time for this idea.

The idea would combine nicely with voting in the elections, too - given a casted vote has more impact than leaving a comment under a news article ;)

The days of voting literacy tests are not exactly a bright point in American history.

Every thing you can think of has been misused at some point in (not necessarily American) history.

That's very true. I should clarify that in addition to its history designing a test to selectively disenfranchise voters seems not the best to me.

It’s all about context, though.

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