A. Comments have the potential to turn a news website into a democratic polyphony.

B. But, there is also a danger of it descending to cacophony if readers do not express opinions in a language that behooves the requirements of a matured public sphere.

C. It can become a site for multiple concurrent debates, for registering dissent, for pursuing an idea and finally for building a polity of informed choices.

D. The role of the moderators is to retain the space for polyphony and reject voices that breed cacophony.