My blog only has one post, and I’m already getting questions about how to leave comments. I was hoping to save this issue for later, but I’m going ahead with it now.
Here it goes: I’m leaving comments disabled.
Simple: I hate moderating.
There was a time when I thought I could do it. Two times, in fact. Back in the day I ran a site called THE NeTw0rK (another story for another time.) THE NeTw0rK had a phpBB forum with a user base of a dozen or so regulars. All was fun and happy until the drama arrived and I had to start making rules and and enforcing them.
Then at a later time, I decided it was time to try again. I threw together a site called DemonLime (yet another story for yet another time.) DemonLime not only forums, but comments on every page! Again, the community grew to a certain size, people started to misbehave, and lines had to be drawn. I let this go on for too long and lost interest in the site. Eventually, I locked the forums and gave up.
The lesson: I hate moderating with a passion. And I don’t intend on doing it again, especially not on this site.
So if you have something to say you have three choices:
- E-mail me. Maybe I’ll respond, maybe not.
- Post about it on your own. Write about it on a blog, on Twitter, on Facebook, whatever. Make your voice heard.
- Shut up. Hey, you don’t have to say anything! It’s your choice.
Anyway, don’t ask for me to enable comments because I won’t. Or to quote another Eric — Eric Cartman — “Whatever, I do what I want!”