TOTW - An experiment with comments
Over the years this site has garnered a lot of criticism around the bad opinions of its users. As a platform for anarchist discussion this comes as no surprise. Of course it is disconcerting that some users confuse the opinions of anons with the opinions of the site but that is part of the price of hosting those opinions. During different moments, and with varying consistency, we have attempted to address this conundrum. On the one side the anon is the creator of almost all of the interesting content that has ever run through the comment section. On the other, they are not held to any account for what they write.
This week we are going to have a little experiment. We are going to disable anon comments (and this includes write-in names, which are just a slightly different form of anon). We are going to see how it plays out and discuss the pros and cons of the results in the comments on this thread.
ps We are also returning to varied images and rollovers. The experiment of few images and no editorializing by way of rollover is over.
pps Just to mix things up we have created a user "anonuser" for this page only so anon can still comment. psw is "Wee!y7az". For this week this user will be live. This user's comments will be removed on all other threads.