Tuesday, December 26, 2006

More on Blog Changes

In a week (Next Tuesday), I am going to change how people comment. I will be trying this out for two weeks and then decide if I want to make this permanent.

Only people who are registered with blogger will be able to comment.
Note: When you register you do not have create a blog of your own.

From the Blogger web site: (Blogger.com)

How do I create a Blogger account?
In order to get started with Blogger, you'll first need to create an account. On the Blogger homepage, click the "Create Your Blog Now" button:

On the following page you'll be prompted to create a Google Account. You can use your Google Account on other Google services. If you already have a Google Account perhaps from Gmail, Google Groups, or Orkut, please sign in first. After you've done that, you'll need to enter a display name and accept Blogger's Terms of Service.

Once you're done with this, you'll be prompted to Create a Blog and get started!


Frequently asked questions about Blogger Profiles
What about my privacy?

You can share as much or as little as you prefer on your Blogger Proflile and of course you can choose not to share your Profile at all. Additionally, there are settings that allow you to show or hide various parts of your Profile and of course you can always just leave some fields blank.

What if I don't want to share my profile?

That's fine. Just uncheck the "Share Profile" box.

Do I have to show my real name?

Not if you don't want to. Again, uncheck that box.

I don't want to show my email address!

That's cool. Uncheck the "Show My Email Address" box.

How do I leave comments on a blog?

How do I change the name that appears at the end of my posts?

I am waiting a week so people who are having problems getting registered can post their questions.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will we still be able to view the blog if we don't register? Just not comment, correct?

Anonymous said...

No thanks, I have registered for enough log ins and now am spammed to death. I had to change my email due to all the spam and special offers from sites that require user name and password. Can you repost the link to the old neighborhood website and bulletin board.

Ben said...

It would be nice not to sort throught 10 "poopy" comments to get to the real ones. Yet, you will find the comments decrease drastically in general. Good luck with this experiment.

Anonymous said...

I will still read but I just am too lazy to register I guess.
I like Mr. Poo personally.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Big Brother!

shawn-non-anonymous said...

[snark]
What? You mean we have to behave like adults and be responsible for our actions?

That'll get rid of at least half the responders here.
[/snark]

Anonymous said...

Bravo! This will help to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Anonymous said...

Bravo?

Anonymous said...

I read the blog daily. I have commented several times (never anything offensive). I feel like the whole class has to stay after school because several kids misbehaved.

Resident Blogger said...

I am not anon, but have to say, not in favor of the trial. Take the good with the bad, and figure out what is what for myself. Don't require a filter on my life.

Anonymous said...

See..
Even resident likes Mr. Poo

Resident Blogger said...

Wrong! Resident thinks Mr Poo falls under the heading of "bad", that we must take with the good!

Mr. Poo said...

You know you want me.

Anonymous said...

I do not like spam, or censorship, count me out too.

cartman said...

I thought the christmas poo was gone by now.

jaded1 said...

I agree with the other posters. Not liking the censorship. If you want everything pretty and pink, go to Oprah.com. You are in effect giving the trolls much more power than they deserve. It's a shame. I really liked this blog.

Resident Blogger said...

Ditto Jaded1

Anonymous said...

You asked last week if people would be in favor of this. The overwhelming majority said "no." Yet, you want to do it anyway.

Smart move.

Goodbye readership.

Anonymous said...

Since no one can tell Mr. Poo why, I can only assume Scott's falling under political pressure.
Say it aint so.

Anonymous said...

Wow, did not think you were a sellout, bowing down to the
cowardly posters and all,. Guess I was wrong. Censorship is wrong and i deserve more respect, I am an adult and do not need a filter on what I choose to read. Goodbye.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Poo loves you too.
Come on over for some dinner some time.

Anonymous said...

So the instigaters win and we lose more freedom. I will not bow down to them, or censoring. Thank you for the last year of amusing and informative news Scott, it was great while it lasted.

Anonymous said...

How sad.

Anonymous said...

LONG LIVE MR. POOOOOOOOO!
It aint the size of the turd that matters, its the commotion in the porcelain ocean

Anonymous said...

According to the DSM-IV, fascination with feces,falls into one of about nine different categories called paraphilias, or socially prohibited sexual practices.
All the paraphilias involve an attraction to a non sanctioned source of sexual satisfaction(poo).
Most people with paraphilias, are deficient in the social skills needed to obtain sexual satisfaction through intercourse with adults.(NO, really?)

So Mr Poo, you sick little fuck you, keep on posting, for all the world to see, your inadequate, abnormal, adolescent, need for attention.
Oh and just so you know, your pathetic plagarism of South Park is like watching home videos of a Star Trek convention.

Anonymous said...

Dang, thanks alot Mr. Poo. I am a long time faithful, contributor to the site. I never registered as it takes way to long (I have tried) I too am sick of spam and really don't want to give my email out to one more known spammer. I will switch to another local blog that does not require registration. Thanks Mr. Poo. However, the tbo.com might like this, they can pick up so local reader on their blog.

Anonymous said...

BTW-
Cartman is not Mr. Poo.
Mr. Poo can't take the credit.
Theres more than one troller where that came from...
And no...I dont really play with poo but it keeps you reading doesnt it..
If you didnt find it interesting..you wouldnt have taken the time to research a "POO" condition.
God forbid..
And you call me the sick Fu@k.
You are the one blogging about an actual poo condition.
Now im constipated.

Anonymous said...

Exhibit A

Anonymous said...

I think you like to make yourself look smart when in fact you have social problems.
By quoting intelligent manuals, it gives the appearance you know what you are talking about when in fact, you really dont.
I think you are probably snotty and demeaning when you talk to others in social settings.
Quote me from Mr. Poo's DSM 2007.

Flyer anon said...

Censorship is when Scott removes an offensive post.
Eliminating anonymous posts is accountability, something I'd like to see done in other anonymous activities of posters to this blog.

shawn-non-anonymous said...

I'm with Flyer Anon here (gasp!).

This is not censorship. (And not all censorship is bad as evidenced by all the Letters to the Editor we thankfully don't get to read in our local paper.)

I use gmail for my primary email address and have never been spammed. I don't think Google is going to sell your email address to anyone.

That said, I'm still against registration as a requirment to post and will stop posting when that happens.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know homeland security had an office in Seminole Heights. There goes the neighborhood....

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amusing that"flyer ANON" is all about accountability now? Or maybe it's because he thinks if people badmouth him, it would be easier for him to track them down and put their names on his flyer that he keeps threatening everybody with?

Sancho said...

¡No!! No más hace puedo tirar mi encurtido podrido en pilas de pelo anónimamente. ¡Lloro, lloro, rechino los dientes!

Anonymous said...

Here is today's Humor. I agree. When the registration becomes part of a local, neighborhood blog. I quit! THe previous post, google translates as follows.

No! It does not do more I can anonymously throw my pickle rotted in hair batteries. Lloro, I cry, I squeak the teeth!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous translation.HAHAHAHA

suzucuti said...

Don't care one way or the other about registration. I just want to find someone renting a room in Seminole Heights. That, and I like Eric Cartman.

Mr. Poo said...

You know you want me too Ms. Cuti Suzi..
I rent, dont own a ride, dont have no money, got three baby's mommas and two ho's on the side, a bad temper, oh and I am about to be evicted..
Whats your digits..