Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Note About Comments

I love 99 percent of the comments made on the blog. I can't get enough. They're clever and insightful and usually take anything I've written to a much more interesting level. However, I'm pretty close to changing the "Comments" system to "registered users only." 90 percent of the comments made are already by registered users, and even though SOME "anonymous" comments are very good, others are just a distraction. "Registered" comments won't necessarily end the dumb comments, but they will clear out at least some of the junk without making it too difficult for most of you to keep delivering your awesome adds to the discussion. Thoughts?

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Update (1:53 p.m.): Thanks to everyone who chimed in using the Comments area. I'm going to make commenting a "registered only" thing... at least for now. We'll see how it goes. From my understanding, you don't have to actually set up a blog to become registered. You can simply get a registration name and away you go. I appreciate everyone's understanding on this, and hopefully it'll lead to more enjoyment for everyone.

-- D.S.

41 comments:

Chris said...

If you want tighter control over comments, the best thing to do might be to turn on comment moderation. That way you cut out *all* the dumb ones.

Anonymous said...

I'd be happy to register (and as an added bonus refrain from inane comments).

rafael said...

You can't just remove the anonymous? I don't want a blog...and always use my name...so don't want to register.


But, if I must...I probably will.

krossfader said...

I'm a fan of registration

Geoff-Detroit said...

There, I registered just in case.

Al said...

Alright, I've set one up.

CorrND said...

Yes, do this yesterday.

Scott said...

I will register if that is what it takes, I already visit this site first every morning like I did the Quickie this is better though since you get to read peoples posts and comments to everything.

Mark (Austin, TX) said...

I think the Anonymous people have to go away cause they are usually, what's the word...chicken shit? I think I'm with chris, turning on comment moderation may be the way to go. Let people continue to post but whittle out the chicken shits and spammers. Besides, what is it Tony Sinclair says, "always in moderation"...oh wait that's a bit different.

Anonymous said...

NO DS!!! LET ME KEEP WRITING STUPID SHIT ON YOUR WORTHLESS SITE SO I CAN LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW MUCH OF A ............. just trying to make a point. I'll sign in the next time i comment on something.

obie19 said...

It seems like a lot of sites are going this way. Kissing Suzy Kolber just announced they wer going to registered users.

ChrTh said...

I guess I'm ok with it (since I'm already registered). However, it loses its Quickie style...but I guess I can just sign things:

Christian (High Point, NC)

J-P said...

Registring makes sense and gives a modicum of accountability.

darprice said...

For you, go registered. People can always create an extra registered account if they want to go by their quickie titles (if they use something else online). Also, you might want to consider going to the word verification before you get too much spam...

In the meantime, just keep writing. Your views are what keep me coming in, even if I think some of your leaps in logic are defenseless - it still is an interesting viewpoint.

Brian said...

Stupid question: If I register, do I get a blog? Because, uh, I don't want one.

Anonymous said...

I don't want a blog either and thought I had registered, but apparently not...

Doesn't matter to me.

jen

Dave Ling & Franchise said...

Make 'em register.
Keep the anonymous dirt talkes out of here

Kurt (CT) said...

Don't make it registered only. I like being able to post under the "other" identity without having to register and make my own blog.

Anonymous said...

The one thing I like about anonymity on here is people can post comments to you without worrying that some jackass who happens to be really bored and has too much time on their hands would follow the links from someone's username to their blog and start harassing them.

roboninja said...

Registration is fine in my mind. Might not use the blog, but that is not important.

Anonymous said...

Stopping anonymous comments does not stop stupid comments. People that want to make stupid comments can still login and say what they want. As Chris said in the first comment, the only way to get rid of them is to turn on moderation.

evan said...

It might make it a pain for some, but most will register if they want to participate.

Anonymous said...

you run the show... making people register to post will not turn people away.

paul said...

Well, I've already been called a "douchebag" about 4 times, and have been accused of smoking weed over my thoughts on Charlie Batch... all by anomymous usesrs.. so yea, lets go with the register thing

Bryan said...

I'm all for getting rid of the anonymous. You can register without having to create a blog.

And Paul, quit complaining you douchebag and put down that damn pipe ;)

SirFozzie said...

Do what ya have to do, Dan

Ken said...

I'm now registered, so do what you will with the drifters.

Anonymous said...

bryan is an absolute douche, look at that shirt.

Jaden (Cola, SC) said...

One thing of note: Anyone to registers to blogger can still opt to use a typed display name.

I never knew this until today.

H said...

Definitely register. I hate anonymous comments. It's not like someone is gonna track you down and beat you up because of an internet comment, so put your name on it damn it. It's your opinion, own it.

Charlie (Seattle) said...

Good plan, I registered. It is stupid that you have to sign up for a blog just to register though.

When are you going to start your own site?

I just bought danshanoff.com. You can have it, I just didn't want it to get swooped up. By having ads(I know, we all hate adds, but it's free money) you can pay for your bandwidth, and probably be profitable in no time.

anonymous said...

cut the Anon comments. even our lawless society over at www.sonsofkc.blogspot.com has cut em off.

do it.

secondly, to the readers.. you can register for Blogspot and not "have a blog". it's just giving you a user name. if youre too lazy to sign up for a name and password, then shuddit.

T-Bone said...

i agree with iamunstoppable. make it registered only. no, you dont have to "start a blog" if you sign up.

my buddy who writes the DiaTribe did it soon into starting up his Indians blog last year.

Dan Shanoff said...

This was really helpful, everyone. I'm going to go with registered comments and not look back. Your comments are awesome.

Hey, Charlie (Seattle) -- drop me an email at danshanoff-at-gmail and let me know how I can contact you. And thanks for looking out for me!

-- D.S.

Bryan said...

You've gotta do better than danshanoff.com, how about DQ.com or QuickieWithDan.com or DanTheQuickie.com

something.

Kevin Cott Spy said...

bryan, didnt someone say to shut your hole and change your shirt. "quickiewithdan" youd love that wouldnt you, douche

mrmom61 said...

No more anonymous. Show yourselves.

thirdstringjd said...

Haha I can only speak for myself but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable going to quickiewithdan.com every morning.

peter said...

i'd register and turn on the anti-spam shiz.

chiefs fan in charlotte said...

the sign up was pretty easy. i have no problems with it.

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