Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Blogs, Comments, and Anonymous Cowards

The nice thing about using the Blogger accounts is that it allows anyone to post any comments for any entry anonymously. It is very nice, and allows people to amend or comment on current postings without logging in or identifying themselves. The BAD side is that it allows anyone to post any comments for any entry anonymously - and one anonymous coward (you know who you are) has been leaving comments that are not at all constructive. If comment abuse continues then this feature will be turned off and everyone will suffer from your stupidity and cowardess. Most people probably never get to see the comments, because I delete them as soon as I get notified of the comment, but obviously this is a pain in the butt so if it continues I'll just disable the feature and you'll have to find other outlets for your feelings.

Get into the spirit of the web. User contributed content is a powerful thing. With power comes responsibility, if you can't handle the responsibility you will not have the power, plain and simple.

6 Comments:

Blogger Steven Woo said...

I don't understand the angst about anonymous posters. Just don't allow it.

2:16 PM  
Blogger funkdaddy said...

Well, I don't want the user to have to create a Blogger account just to leave a comment, it should be easier than that...I want to encourage comments...

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simpson & Co. appear to have come up with a great lookin' course for the GG Gate Park event later this month.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funkdaddy, thanks for allowing anonymous comments as creating an itdentiy takes forever. Gordon

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that, to celebrate the cyclocross blog, all barriers in CX races should low be called Blog Logs.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Linda Elgart said...

Re: District CX course:

We are already in big trouble from the parks for going on the grass. We have a lot of restrictions at State Parks. Basically, they want us to stay on the trails or on places that can't get hurt, such as sand, so any lawns or manicured areas are out. The section through the oak trees and next to the start-finish were both actually a no-no, but the couse was already set up by the time I got there, and too late to change.

Dave, if you could suggest some areas at Granite Beach that you think would be good for a course we would be delighted to take your advice, if the parks will let us use them! BTW, Rich Maile was instrumental in the course, and he seemed to go pretty fast even on his single speed!

Thanks,

Linda

10:13 AM  

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