I feel so proud.
We got our first snarky comment from a non-member today.
Well, the COMMENT wasn’t snarky. But the sender was.
The comment was simply “Good work…”, and it was on an older post.
But the commenter merely identified him/herself as “lesscss” and gave an email address of “lesscss@…”
[I won't repeat the full email address.]
I sent a test email to the address, for formality’s sake. But I’m marking the comment as spam…
I’ve never run a blog before. And this is an odd format for a blog. But the rules are simple:
- Formal accounts are restricted to CSS members only. All members can make blog posts.
[I reserve the right to edit posts minimally -- to add a category, if you forget, or to correct misspellings/typoes (I hate those), or remove things that Really Should Not Be Posted (such as when John accidentally posted the Corl House door code, for all to see).]
- Anyone can comment. But if you're not posting from a member account:
- You cannot be COMPLETELY anonymous; you must at least provide a valid email address.
- I am the final arbiter of what constitutes meaningful dialogue, and what does not. And I will not approve abuse, spam, or gibberish...
I guess it’s time to look for a WordPress add-on to force first-time commenters to validate their email addresses before passing the comments on to me for moderation…
I suppose it was too much to hope for that our first non-member comment would be something meaningful…
[EDIT: Email address validation is now up and running -- I love WordPress! -- and I've worked out how to add a short notice above the posts on the blog page. Yay!]