"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Monday, August 15, 2005

Change in Comments Policy

Due to some recent problems, and after a period of consideration among the team members, Reform Club has decided to turn off anonymous commenting. From now on, you will have to have a Blogger account to leave a comment here. We don't care if you want to give Blogger obviously fictitious information (after all, we've tolerated Tlaloc for months). We're just trying to slow down the comments spam problem. Also, we do think you'll find that conversations will become easier to follow, especially in those threads that generate fifty or sixty comments, if all participants have unique names.

We apologize if this inconveniences any of our loyal readers, but we think you'll find that the benefits outweigh the costs. And if you don't find that, well then, take a hint from Ronald Coase and pay us to change it back.

2 comments:

Tlaloc said...

Probably a good idea, as you say threading conversation involving multiple anons is very difficult.


"We don't care if you want to give Blogger obviously fictitious information (after all, we've tolerated Tlaloc for months)."

Well none of the information in my blogger account is ficticious, it's simply blank. It's also wierd to have you speak of tolerating me for months when you just joined the group. Ah well I suppose persecution complexes are to be expected.

James Elliott said...

Thanks for that. The spam was annoying.