Thursday, July 19, 2007

Bye bye, anonymous commenters.


Prodded by thwap's suggestion in a recent comment, I'm cutting off access to anonymous commenters on this blog. More than once, I emphasized that I had no problem with anonymous commenters, but if you planned on getting involved in an extended discussion, I expected you to at least give yourself a handle of some kind so we could tell you apart.

Sadly, the last couple days have seen an infestation of nameless nimrods who spewed countless comments all over the place without making the least effort to distinguish themselves from the other nameless nimrods.

You were warned. More than once. Deal with it.

23 comments:

thwap said...

appreciated.

Anonymous said...

But, what if your handle really is Anonymous?

CC said...

Then there's only one of you and there won't be any confusion.

Clever. I like it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds fair, I guess.

So who are you CC?

thwap said...

He's Canadian Cynic. You're anonymous. I'm thwap.

geddit?

Anonymous said...

Sure, it's simple. We're all the same, then. None of our real names is known. The dictionary definition of anonymity. Thwap, as usual, you are a light unto the benighted masses.

Jason said...

What? You mean again? Why didn't you just stick to your previous cutting off of anonymous commenters?

CC said...

jason? jason who?

Ti-Guy said...

You mean we're limited to only a slim selection of cretins now?

However shall I manage?

Anyway, the anonymii were well-known miscreants, so it's no loss. We all know what Rightwing Troll #4385 will say even before he comments.

Zorpheous said...

Ok, start the screeching,...

But you're an Anonynous Blogger,...

You're just trying to limit free speech,...

You just want an echo chamber where opposing views are silenced by leftwing moonbattery communist socialist,....

Oh, look, it has already started,... never mind ;-)

Hi everybody, I'm Zorpheous ;-)

Anonymous said...

"We all know what Rightwing Troll #4385 will say even before he comments." -- Ti-Guy

Likewise Leftwing Troll, Ti-Guy.

See for example:

http://www.haloscan.com/comments/debristrail/1146966224969596076/#47801

Zorpheous said...

Ti, you are a miscreant

~THWAP~

The sound of a clue-by-four hitting Ti-Guy in the head.

Zorpheous said...

~THWAP~

The sound of a clue-by-four hitting anonymous in the head.

Ti-Guy said...

Likewise Leftwing Troll, Ti-Guy. See for example:

I hardly call that trolling.

Heavens to Betsy, the Right is getting rather fragile and brittle these days, isn't it?

...a stint in the Army would toughen them up, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

Heavens to Betsy, the Right is getting rather fragile and brittle these days, isn't it?

...a stint in the Army would toughen them up, that's for sure.


Just playin the game by your rules thai-guy...

Zorpheous said...

Ti, Anon,... get a room

Anonymous said...

Ok. But thai-guy has to be the mommy...

Zorpheous said...

eeewwwwww, too much information.

The Seer said...

Thwap?

Thwap?

CC, following your post: "Is this story for real? Part 3: The Kate McMillon edition" is found this comment:

The Seer said...
Maybe, CC, if you would eliminate the "Anonymous" option, this blog might return to normal.

2:37 PM


I — like — I — I — I thought of it too!

the rev. said...

Halle-fucking-lujah!

It is still going to be days before the troll stench clears...

David said...

Let's speak to the stupidity of the anonymous posters who can't seem to grasp the concept of avatars and pseudonyms. You would think that they want to keep the debate/argument/screaming confused by not taking on a pseudonym. Surely that is something only done by progressives? As I recall, a recent commenter on Master Alchemist Erl's blog said that lefties will never stand up and be counted, that they will run for the shadows the first chance they get. And that is Grandpa Coulter common sense right there.

Patrick Ross said...

Oooh! They were warned!

So scary.

900ft_Jesus said...

ahhhh....so quiet...