Monday, January 14, 2013

Anonymous comments

Starting today, right now, I will not post any anonymous comments.
Instructions for commenting are above the comment body box.

14 comments:

Brian said...

I don't blame you. These anonymous pricks come in and say nasty shit. Cowards.

Oddly, I don't have too many of them anymore. I don't think one libtard ever visits my site. They can't hang in a debate- because you gotta have some facts, truth, proof, and substance to back up allegations.

Until they get some of that...
Fuck Obama

Stephen said...

Smart move. I do so quite some time back...it helps.

Bearded Youth said...

Wait a minute. You mean that if I feel strongly enough to speak my mind about something I should be counted and identify myself? What a novel idea.

wirecutter said...

Yeah, I don't think I want to hear anything from anybody that's not smart enough to come up with a false name anyway.

WIII said...

I don't blame you, sir. Too many cowards out there flaming from anonymous cover. Although I usually post anon and sign it with "WIII" (guess my name). I forgot there was an option for just putting my name on blogger, so I'll do that in the future. Some other platforms don't have that.

Regardless, my main concern isn't hiding my identity from you, it's just an effort to keep the trolls from easily discovering my email address.

Is it sufficient as long as we sign a consistent name or do we actually have to use the google account / openID?

WIII

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I haven't allowed it for years, and I don't miss them.

Anonymous said...

Well good as long as you leave this rule in place "If you use the anonymous button, put your name or handle behind your comment."
I don't know how all that other shit works and don't care. But I always sign my posts.
Terry
Fla.

wirecutter said...

WIII- I don't care if it's a google ID or not but I do prefer a consistent name as I try to build a rapport with regular commenters.
That and the fact that some of my regulars have schooled me a time or two (and rightfully so) and I tend to be less hostile if I know the remark or lesson is coming from somebody that's gained my respect.

michigan doug said...

maybe you can get rid of the FUCKING captcha......please?

Deb said...

Ditto to Michigan Doug's comment.

Pleeeease? (I batted my eyelashes when I said that and pouted a little, too).

If this comment goes through, it will be on my FOURTH try with that goddamned captcha crap.

wirecutter said...

Jesus, will you two quit whining? It's gone.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you thank you.
And thanks to Doug and Deb for bitchin.
Terry
Fla.

Deb said...

Thank you Mr. Wirecutter!

GreyLocke said...

Thank you for killing the Captcha, I swear that thing is making me go blind before my time, and NO I don't have hairy palms either.