“I’m afraid these insane comments might continue even if you stop anonymous comments. It takes just a few minutes to set up a new Google account”. We liked this. A hypothesis was tested, the experiment was done and the predicted outcome was found.
However, it is true a lot can be found on the web,
I have looked up a Prof G USA critic, who just orates alot of nonsense (not a
blogger poster as far as I know) and found their address and pictures
of their bedroom within about 10 minutes……………..creepy. Likewise I found information, including street view, about one of the UK trollers within a few minutes.
A set of comments linked to a pen name can reveal a lot about you. I’m not comfortable with that”. (I agree we do get familiar with the names of people posting and we know that some have blog sites….so we can see real people behind the posts. This is a plus point also).
“Also because as anonymous I do not worry about sounding stupid” You can guarantee someone else will be thinking the same as you.. so don’t be afraid.
“My vote is for you to do whatever it takes to keep your posts coming”– Thanks very much
Comments via an ID recieved approval by most (48%)voters, but 30 votes from 76 is 39% but there were less actual voters as you could vote for more than one thing. Given that moderated comments (38% share) and the will for anonymous comments (14%), it would seem that the majority of people still want anonymous comments.
FOR THE MOMENT WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE MODERATION AND ALLOW ANONYMOUS POSTING, BUT WOULD PREFER THAT YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR POSTS WITH AN ID.
We will review this periodically, but the time of unrestricted anonymous posting has ended thanks to the actions of a few mindless idiots. We do not want the readers to endure the sea of hate messages and other nonsense. However, this should not be viewed as censorship, as disagreement is part of the process of progress.
We may be slow to post comments and this is the price that we now have to pay. They will arrive eventually. Please be patient as we do not always have good access to the internet.
TO THE TROLLERS…..AT LEAST PUBLICALLY-WE WILL NOT BE SEEING YOUR MUSHROOM FOOD …..BYE BYE!
I think this is the end of Trolling awareness week.