Friday, January 04, 2008

The Loss of Anonymity

You may have noticed the comments feature of our blog has the anti anonymous function turned on. When I discovered this, I was saddened. First, because some of us don’t have time to log into blogger before leaving comments and therefore we like to leave comments anonymously but sign our name at the bottom. It has been turned off because of a few foul-minded individuals who cannot control themselves.

Which brings me to the second reason for my sadness. There are those who feel the need to leave foul and abusive comments on our blog. Those MORONS who have nothing better to do with their time than to read a blog about the process of writing LDS fiction, then leave their disgusting mark on it like a male dog establishing new territory deserve our pity but not our attention.

So to those who would comment, but either don’t have a blogger account, or don’t have time to log in first, let me say, we at LDSWritersblogck wish to say we’re sorry. We want to thank you for reading and for your sage comments.


Anonymous said...

Ah, the joy of the internet....
I too made the same choice when I came to blogging. I know what's out there. Lots of dogs (disguised as bots and spammers mostly) marking territory that isn't theirs.

It's OK.
I've found that people with something worthwhile to say usually don't mind the extra minute or two to sign a name. :)

BTW - I consider you all sort of my nieces and nephews, since I'm wandering in from LDStorymakers. Nice to find your page!

Tristi Pinkston said...

I hated having to turn on certain restrictions on my blog, too, but it makes the site a peaceful place to visit. You do whatcha gotta do.

Danyelle F. said...


I loved your comments! I feel the same. I had no idea how much spam and junk came through our Ferguson Authors website until I took over moderating the comments for John. My, oh my - the things we receive burn my eyes sometimes!