December 18, 2018

Better Control of Comments Section

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Due to the mere FACT that there exists a constant increase of paid trolls and users whose intentions are only to disrupt and destroy a website’s function, I am considering getting rid of Disqus and returning to a different commenting software that will allow me full administrative power of the comment section of my website. Disqus does not allow me the capability that I desire. It is my intention to do this, not for the purpose of censoring, but in order that I can have some reasonable assurances that the people I allow to post comments, are people that I know who they are.

In other words, only those who I allow will be able to post and participate in conversations.

I am seeing an increase in “random” comments from people who are obviously trolls and even government paid “disruptors”, disguised as being somehow “experts” in a particular field, only to find out they are paid governmental and non governmental snakes whom I have learned to despise.

I find that I have to spend too much time now tracking and tracing usernames and IP addresses in order to ward off these idiots and I have better things to do with my life than that and I’m sure bona fide readers would agree with me.

I do not exactly know when I will make the switch. Hopefully this week. I would like to hear feedback from those readers whom I know as to whether you think this will improve your reading and commenting experience or not. Please offer any comments in the comment section below. Once I have made the change, should I decide to do it, current readers will be notified if they need to change anything and a page will be created in order that any new readers wishing to participate in discussions will have instructions on how to accomplish that.

Thank you.

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