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Announcement On Comments

October 13, 2010
tags: blog
by Brett

Starting on Monday of next week, registration with WordPress will be required to post any comments on the blog. It’s easy, just one step and a couple questions and you’re good to go.

All stories will have a link in the comment section to sign up when that time comes, or you can go ahead and get that done in the meantime. Here is the link to the registration page.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Dontreadonme permalink
    October 13, 2010 10:24 pm

    Thank You for this site. Keep up the GOOD Work.

  2. Grizz permalink
    October 13, 2010 10:42 pm

    gr8 Brett,maybe now 1 person can’t come in under 5 different names.

    • October 13, 2010 10:44 pm

      That’s the plan. Some people think enough to create different email addresses, but others don’t realize I see everyone’s IP address.

      Also the plan once everyone is registered is to open it up so no comments will be moderated once you have a username. We’ll see how that goes.

  3. catty permalink
    October 14, 2010 1:31 am

    Tried to sign up and it says my username already in use….duh?

    • October 14, 2010 7:06 am

      It doesn’t mean that because you use that here it is in use….it means with the entire WordPress system which is probably millions of people in all honesty.

      While with a site like Yall Politics you are reiguistering specifically with that site, here you are registering with Word Press.

  4. Glinda permalink
    October 14, 2010 6:03 am

    Some of us change our nicks from time to time to have a fresh start, change of mood, simply because we can, and do not want to be pattern matched because of our associations and or jobs in and around politics. I have posted over the years under a few different nicks but always the same email. I always knew the op could see it and did not care.

    The new system will be better for topic control and reduce flames, but it will also reduce debate and the number of posts though readership should not be greatly affected except for those who come to read the retorts.

    I have seen this happen with other news/forum sites. They went to a registration format and almost nobody posted. One in particular has recently reverted back.

    If you have thousands of unique visitors a day then registration will not be an issue, but if it is in the hundreds it will look like nobody is interested.

    You will also lose inside tips by people who believe they are posting anonymously. No (smart) insider will ever post again. And if they do it will be campaign/party propaganda.

    I for one hope you do not change it. I like my political discussion unsanitized and raw. It is always more honest and more fun.

  5. Mike permalink
    October 14, 2010 5:00 pm

    Brett I know it can be annoying. But keep in mind that this website is not going to win or lose an election. And the ability for folks to post junk all through the comments is actually entertaining. That’s why I keep coming back to this blog. It’s guaranteed repeat business. I think the wordpress portal will drop many people who don’t have an account and would of left a comment but chose not to. I think you’d be better off blocking IP addresses of folks you don’t like, rather than forcing registration. The ability to drop a comment on a blog without having to ‘register’ is really nice for folks who don’t follow this website on a regular basis. I think the easier you make it to submit a comment the better the chance you’ll have at repeat readers.

    • Mississippi Elitist permalink
      October 15, 2010 12:23 am

      Well said Mike!
      I really find it entertaining to post on this site when I have a slow day at the office or just read the post for a laugh when I don’t have the time to post. I have never meant any harm with my post and I have used different nicks and found it to be quite fun. My names were Sarah the uniformed McGlowan supporter, Publius you know the Federalist Papers, and good Ole Frank Lee speaking frankly about the elections and lest we forget the Mississippi Elitist. I will miss these people as they have become a part of me but I will not miss trying to keep the e-mails straight for each name. Everyone wants to be someone else online I think that is just human nature. I am sure you have all heard the Brad Paisley song “SO Much Cooler Online” that probably describes each and every one of us who post here to some degree. We all probably fancy ourselves quite the wit. It’s fun!
      I have always thought of this site as sometimes edjukationel and always entertaining. I hate to see the format change but to each his own!

      • marmie permalink
        October 15, 2010 10:27 am

        Mississippi Elitist, thanks – you and another joker caused allot of problems in my family that have led to nasty results.

        • Grizz permalink
          October 15, 2010 10:46 am

          To suggest this web site and “another joker” have caused your personal family problems with Corinth Relatives ***** is disengenous and self fault denial at best. Those problems were caused by the sometimes nasty attitude of you and your rabid nunnelee supporting daughter *****,and her many many fake names,as you both have,on many Ms. sites/blogs.Anyone who disagrees with you or your daughters politics is wrong,and usually see’s your uncontrollable anger wrought on them in many sites. Resistnet,MsteapartyD1,and of course here.
          At least I use one name,and if and when I make a mistake,it is I who takes the heat,not some fantasy name created so as to hide oneself.

  6. princess sophia permalink
    October 15, 2010 8:34 am

    So my new names will have character all their own.Things like bsndfy90 or say whq666nzjc possibly $zb*nx#. Sigh
    Back when I wrote political columns I used to get email from a few conspiricy nuts. It was your typical hate mail. I found it easier to ignore them, but at times it was just unbearable to ignore them. One was a doctor that told me I ought to frog march my own kids down to the recruiter and get them sent to Iraq. I’d told him numerous times they were all in the army already. I finally blew a gasket and used some rather choice words after telling him my daughter was twice the man he’d ever be. Never heard from the thin skinned liberal again.
    That’s the way it is when you do something like this.

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