How to Post Comments

My last post seems to have generated some commentary, as was intended. I moderate all comments and if you haven’t posted before it might take me a while to approve your comment. Once you’ve had one comment approved any future comments should appear immediately. I’m doing this is so I can filter out Viagra spam and it’s really in everyone’s best interests.

Internet script kiddy “you fail, loser” comments do not further the discussion and I will delete them. I’ve let everything through so far, since I didn’t set any ground rules, but I’ll be less lenient in future. Please limit yourself to mature responses that contribute something other readers might find interesting. Anything else will be deleted—you’re wasting your time posting that kind of thing here.

Please use your real name when you post (not that I can actually check who anyone really is). Anonymous posts will be consigned to the bit-bucket in the sky. Feel free to enter a fake email address, I don’t think WordPress actually uses them for anything. Thanks!


mike on January 30th 2008 in Blog

2 Responses to “How to Post Comments”

  1. Clinton Begin responded on 31 Jan 2008 at 7:56 am #

    The blog sphere would be a better place if everyone just disabled comments. The barrier to entry to leave a comment is too low. It enables people to react too quickly and with more emotion than intelligence.

    The software development community isn’t mature enough to handle such freedom of communication.

    The entire space is crowded with immature, adversarial garbage. And yet, many do so anonymously or under a false identity.

    Meanwhile they’re lowering the quality of YOUR blog. Sure you can moderate your posts. But why should you have to? People just whine and accuse you of bias (duh! it’s YOUR blog). I suggest disabling comments entirely. If anyone is going to tell you you’re off base, it will be your friends — and we have your email address.

    Let the violent opposition respond on their own blogs, which are likely filled with crap of similar quality. Keep garbage in the garbage can. When they look back at their own blog in a year, they’ll regret it. And when others read a few entries, they’ll realize where they are…and likely won’t come back.

    It’s also a better way for honest, polite rebuttals to be framed as well. A good blogger will respond with intelligence in their own blog, to keep quality content local to build their reputation — because it’s something they want to be associated with.


  2. mandersen responded on 27 Feb 2008 at 10:03 am #

    Ur such a total retard for saying that. So is ur morron friend Clintn. L8srs!

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