Friday, March 16, 2007
Comment Registration: The Experiment Ends Early
I've switched off User Registration. I said I would experiment for a week, but it is clear that it is putting people off commenting. OK, the comments that have been made have been rather less inflammatory than before, which was one of the aims, but all in all the comment threads have become somewhat monochrome. But if it gets back to the equivalent of a swear blog I'll have to consider reimposing user registration. But I am going to get tougher on moderation in general. If people abuse the hospitality or insult other users their comments will be deleted without explanation.