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NICE! I can't wait for this (Reset start time) to come to Total CMS. I've been wanting this feature for a while now.

We purchased Flowpaper to build e-Editions in this style for now, and it works OK, but being able to do this natively would still be preferred.

We ended up adding margins to our InDesign documents several years back specifically for this reason.

Any updates on this request Christine? We continue to add new email newsletters and having the "sporadic" ones send automatically using our well established templates (with the Email Card block types) would be such a huge time saver.

Those are some good thoughts. I could see the "..there are XX more comments.." working well.

However what about content that is not behind the paywall? For us that is about 50% of the things on our website. If we are allowing anyone to read the article then it makes sense they should be able to read the comments attached to it as well, just not be able to comment themselves without a subscription.

"I think a few years ago we (we = media industry) thought that making users post with their Facebook identities (i.e. real names, usually) would cause them to be more civil. But, that certainly didn't happen."

A little off-topic but I just wanted to chime in about this particular thought. We instituted a "Real Name Policy" back in 2015 and definitely found that it did make our commenters more civil. We spend much less time now responding to reported posts and dealing with trolls.

In our experience banning a user only prevents them from commenting, not from reading articles behind the paywall. We've had some readers go over a year without realizing they were "banned" simply because they don't comment frequently.

Sounds like a bug, make sure to open a support ticket as well if you haven't already.