Anon No More

Just a quick note.

After four plus years of a totally open, no verification, anonymous allowing comment system here on Eveoganda, I have decided to take the step to ban the ability of readers to leave ANON comments on future posts.

I value open and honest discourse, but given the generally trolling nature and lack of courage displayed by most of the ANON commenters it is clear that is not something they value.

I sign all of my posts. From now on you'll have to sign your comments. It seems only fair.

As always, if you enjoy trolling, I suggest Reddit or the Forums, or some such.



14 comments:

  1. Oh shit. Now a completely valid account is required on the internet...

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  2. Well, I'm sure it will be effective

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  3. It's ok guys, the 20 second google signup process is an insurmountable security measure

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  4. Best way to kill the trolls is just moderate the comments, some people will say it's censorship but, fuck em it's your site just delete morons.

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  5. I can't help but think that you are tilting at windmills here Rixx; anonymity is pretty much part of the deal on the internet (and yes, signing a blog post with an avatar name is still a form of anonymity, you are not saying anything to anyone's face).

    And besides, I'd say your trolls are incredibly well behaved compared to what goes on elsewhere, no? The worst I've read (and said myself) in the comment section is probably the comparison with an obsessive ex-girlfriend. While this is a criticism and generally not a nice thing to say, it's pretty mild.

    Since about half your blog posts, lately, are highly critical and disparaging of a certain corporation you used to like a lot, one might say it's a bit dishonest to complain when the targeted audience responds in kind.

    Anyway, you could also moderate out the comments that say things you don't agree with, but it would make your blog pretty boring.

    Helios Epimanes

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    1. I have no desire to moderate comments. All I did was remove the ability to post quickly as "anonymous", that is it. Obviously people can easily make alt accounts and still post comments.

      Like I have said many, many times before - as long as it doesn't get personal I'm fine with it.

      I am the admin, if I wanted I could just delete them all.

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  6. Does that make mine the last major blog that accepts anonymous comments? p.sure everyone else has turned theirs off.

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    1. Maybe, as you can see above I haven't really de-railed anyone. lol

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    2. Just be like me and bore the trolls.

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    3. Ahhh wel that doesn't sound like much fun.

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