Thursday, May 01, 2008

Beating Back the Haters of Free Speech

With my apologies to those who post thoughtfully and responsibly, until such time as the Library of Congress chooses to stop posting the Declaration, Magna Carta and other such notable (and lengthy) missives in the comments associated with this blog, a blogger account will be required for all future posts.

I could wish for a better, less heavy handed solution, but this is what Google provides. I could fix the problem by moderating comments or by simply continuing to carry out the trash (all due consideration to Mr. Thomas Jefferson and company), but I simply haven't the time.

Therefore, sign up for a blog account (they are free and can be anonymous) using an associated e-mail account (they can also be free and anonymous) and post away. But behave yourselves, or I will ban you from the site.

The Management

13 comments:

Christine Brauer Mueller said...

well I guess we can be ourselves or we can create a screenname with a separate email account.
a little more "work" because some local lawyer wasn't happy with the anonymous comments
:)

jb said...

is there any way to get the word verification out? it seems like an unnecessary step.
Plus sometimes it is hard to read teh letters running into each other.

anonymous47025 said...

WHAT HAPPENED AT CANDIDATE NIGHT?

A. Dearborn Citizen said...

JB - your wish is my command. It didn't slow down the junk posts anyway...

nwquad1 said...

This is a test.
Wonder if having to use a pen name will cut down on the number of posts.

MJH said...

Seems like a good idea to me.

Robert Bissett said...

I never liked anonymous posts.

Hope this works better

Chet Wolgamot said...

It is time for this.

DCCitizen2 said...

"a little more "work" because some local lawyer wasn't happy with the anonymous comments
:)"

That's why we probably shouldn't be happy with the local attorney!

DCCitizen2 said...

Unfortunately this seems to have stifled public comment.

disinterested said...

Yep. Stifled.

My answer concerning the local attorney, is to name that local attorney so all of us can make clear that when we talk about such attorneys in this county that such attorney, as demanded by such attorney, we not include them in our discussions of freedom, that with every post, we point out why we are not speaking of this attorney, by name, because this public attorney threatens frivolous and time consuming law suits when the freedom of speech may hurt their feelings.

Let us all make sure, since this attorney has such fragile feelings, that we not include this attorney in any other taxpayer supported or backed county enterprise.

We would not want to further damage this attorney's delicate condition in regards to the ramifications freedom of expression in this free county and country.

Alan S. Freemond, Sr. said...

Is the attorney who objects to annonymity hiding behind annonymity?

tjaw said...

Chet Wolgamot said...

"It is time for this."

I say AMEN.