Starting this very morning, anyone who wants to comment on the ol’ blog will need to sign up for a user account. It takes very little time, and I hope all my regular comment-people will do so. But your old pal Smash needs a small break from the amount of anonymous meanness going on in the comments section.
When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would never delete comments, a la some big blogs, just because they weren’t complimentary. And then I started getting comments, and, well, let’s just say I understand the impulse.
I think it’s very strange that some people feel the compulsion to write in and tell any blogger that they hate them. If you hate them, stop reading them. All we care about are our stats anyway. You’re not making your case very well if you’re giving us clicks.
So anyway, the new policy: You can still say horrible things, if you like. You’ll just have to sign in and give an email in order to do so. This way, if you say anything about me I don’t like, I can have my gang of scythe-wielding monkeys track you down and give you a terrible haircut. After which, you will be placed in the stocks in the public square for all to see.