If your blog requires registration to comment, most people will not.

Posted by jzawodn at February 19, 2003 08:18 AM

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# Josh Woodward said:

Heh, I know. It wasn't a problem when I was hosting on FHDC because most people who read my blog already had accounts, but now I need to enable anon posts. Fun fun :)

on February 19, 2003 08:23 AM
# Josh Woodward said:

fix0red. How's that for service?

on February 19, 2003 09:14 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:


I never got the whole "anonymous" thing anyway. If you turn it off, people will just post like:


on February 19, 2003 09:16 AM
# Josh Woodward said:

I think a lot of that depends on the specific audience. For most blogs, it's obviously no problem because they don't tend to attract many trolls. I'm sure Jeremy's will start getting "FIRST POST" people soon enough, but I doubt that'll ever happen with mine. *grins*

on February 19, 2003 09:25 AM
# paul said:

There are times when I think about turning comments off completely, like whenever I get another comment on this post. OTOH some of the comments are pretty funny. (I particularly liked Brandt's mention that he doesn't respond to comments because he doesn't like getting mail from himself.)

on February 19, 2003 10:45 AM
# jim winstead said:

hey paul, the latest moveable type allows you to close comments on existing entries to avoid that sort of thing.

sometimes getting random comments on really old entries is part of the charm of having a weblog, though. it's funny who eventually ends up hitting an old entry when googling themselves.

on February 19, 2003 05:18 PM
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