Tuesday, January 03, 2012

No more anonymous comments

Does anyone need to ask why?

17 comments:

Blue Devil Knight said...

Probably smart, you have gained quite a troll following. Especially the one that is obsessed with accusing people of being Mormon. Bizzare.

Blue Devil Knight said...

With that, my vacation is now over, and so will be my blog commenting, though I will likely follow up on anything I've already started, if I find it interesting.

Jason Pratt said...

Dammit, Victor, don't you know the anonymice will have to go bother us at the Cadre now!?!?

{g}

JRP

B. Prokop said...

BDK: I think they're all the same person, switching from one bizarre pseudonym to another, such as has already appeared on this thread.

Crude said...

Well, I was wondering if it would eventually come to this. I think it's completely understandable of course.

I'd say it's odd that a guy as polite as yourself would gain attention from people with the sort of brain damage J and Kilo Papa the Frantic Vegan have, but I browse other sites - these guys show up more or less everywhere. Even on the freaking Duns Scotus blog.

And no, Bob, I don't think these two are the same guys. Just took similar blows to the head from the people they called 'faggot mormon jew-boy' I'm guessing. That's not a safe habit away from a keyboard.

BenYachov said...

Well it's a good thing I got that Google account back when Victor's blog was acting funny & I couldn't post.

Perezoso said...

yeah some people just don't care for the jewish mob, even when they pretend to be xtians, mormons, papists, CS Lewis buffs, etc.

bad joss, eh, satanists

(babs day, porkchop-bellzali! even the Phx PD lookin forward to dat)

Ilíon said...

"Does anyone need to ask why?"

Going by the bilge that flooded my email inbox from the few recent posts of yours that I'd "subscribed to", I'd say not.

But, you still may have problems from non-anonymous users ... well, probably from just one or two persons with a myriad of IDs.

Ilíon said...

... as, for example, this 'Perezoso', who is also 'J' ... and who is likely 'slightly angered Christian' and 'The whole truth' ... and who is probably also 'Leroy' and 'Rupert' and 'Where's'

Ilíon said...

Another thing you might try, if you want to again allow the Anonymoi and Anonymice to comment on your blog, is to ruthlessly delete all comments of the sort; and not just delete the content of them, but even the indication that there ever was a comment posted. This might take a bit more work on your part, upfront, until your troll gets bored with spending so much time trying to annoy others to no effect.

I mean, what can be more disheartening to a troll than not only not to annoy others but for those others not even to be aware that they're not being annoyed?

mattghg said...

Why now?

Blue Devil Knight said...

Ban by IP address.

BenYachov said...

IP address banning is effective. It means he has to put effort into bypassing. Energy he could be spending trolling.

Ilíon said...

Unless things have changed recently, Blogger doesn't supply any tools to make banning individuals, by any method, easy.

The nearest they come is to give the blog-owner the ability to make his blog "by iinvitation only" ... which rather defeats the whole point of blogging.

Perezoso said...

Yeah the 1st Amendment does tend to bother the mafia and/or fundamentalists

Blue Devil Knight said...

Ilion, an easier option is simply moderate comments. That's what I had to do at my chess blog, when it was at its activity peak.

John W. Loftus said...

Wonderful!

Switch to DISQUS and you'll love it.