Limiting comments to subscribers
Posted Nov 17, 2003 23:35 UTC (Mon) by s_cargo
In reply to: Limiting comments to subscribers
Parent article: Two analysts on SCO (Groklaw)
"Non-subscribers currently post about 1/3 of the comments on the site; almost all of them are non-abusive. I really hesitate to silence them just to take care of one or two bozos."
I am not a subscriber and though I don't post a lot, I'm OK with the *privilege* of posting being restricted to those who pay. If someone wants to *pay* in order to troll, well I could only laugh at them...
"What I may do in the short term is add an option you can set which hides all non-subscriber comments."
Do you have the ability to easily just delete such postings? (Eg. a Delete button next to each one) I believe that one of the countermeasures to graffiti on buildings, bridges, etc., is to immediately remove it so the miscreants can't gaze in satisfaction at their "work". You know the little trolls will come back to see the reaction. Remove their "graffiti". Once recess is over, they'll be otherwise occupied anyway. :)
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