Friday, May 20, 2005

A quick note: I’ve toggled the Blogger settings to require that anyone making comments be registered. The civility (or lack thereof) of the Comments section today has been distressing. I deleted one remark that was nothing more than a link to a porn site.

Almost any halfway careful reader will note that I seldom, if ever, respond to anonymous comments. The idea that a response can be cogent or pointed when it exists outside of any relationship to a source is self-defeating at best.

Registering only takes a minute and one always retains the ability to use a creative (or other) pseudonym. Hopefully, this will generate enough self-reflection for people to act as if they themselves would appreciate some respect.