The Payson Roundup operates the most widely used Web site bulletin board in Rim Country at payson.com.
The Roundup has made the decision to break from its previous online discussion forum policy, which allowed users to post comments anonymously.
With the goal of continuing to provide a valuable environment for discussion, the Roundup will now require all online commentators to register and have their identities verified.
"Our forum is intended to facilitate valuable discussion and reasonable debate," said Richard Haddad, Roundup publisher. "We hope to lead the way as one of the first community newspapers to provide an online forum where users are accountable for their comments."