|Techno Troll gets the message.|
There comes a time when you have to ask yourself "Why should I put up with this rubbish?". I'm talking about the occasional abusive or confrontational posts I receive from anonymous people who have nothing better to do than troll. Yes, 'trolling'. If you don't like the phrase, stop doing it. It's cowardly and it's childish, and it's not welcome here.
Effective from today I'm blocking the option for anonymous comments both here and on my other blog. This should also cut back on the numerous spam comments that are notoriously frequent (as anyone on Blogger will know).
Comments are already moderated so they don't appear until I approve them, but I needed to cut out the time spent deleting trolling and spam, so getting rid of the anonymous option seems the best way.
Thing is, I know this will sadly inconvenience a few of you genuine readers who don't have accounts to log in with. I'm sorry about that. If you can log in with Google or whatever, please continue to leave comments as they're always appreciated. If not, we'll see how it goes, and if it proves counter-productive I'll reinstate the anon option.