Open thread for Sunday, December 30th: New commenting policy
This is the open thread for Sunday, December 30th; please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day.
I want to take this opportunity to announce a new commenting policy on America’s Watchtower; it isn’t actually a new policy but rather re-instituting the old policy. Until a few months ago posting anonymously was not allowed, but after a problem which wouldn’t allow some people to comment I changed the policy to allow anonymous comments. That problem has been rectified but I never changed the commenting policy back.
Recent weeks have seen an increase in traffic and with that increase has come several anonymous commenters which has made the blog confusing at times for people trying to keep up with the comments–myself included–and it has also made it easier for spam comments to make it through my spam filter; I have been trying to delete the spam as it comes up but it makes for quite a bit more work.
So, beginning on January 1st, 2013 America’s Watchtower will no longer allow anonymous comments, if you still wish to comment here all you have to do is create a name and provide an email address. I feel this is a fair policy and enough time has been given to anyone who wishes to post here. If anyone has problems commenting after the first of the year feel free to contact me by email.
I hope everyone as a happy New Year and here are the Red Hot Chili Peppers and some bagpipers performing auld lang syne, enjoy: