Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
As you can see, I’ve added in functionality to display the most recent comments regardless of post. I’ve found that I do get comments on older posts, and they’re ‘lost’ because no one knows they occur. Now, every comment has its moment in the sun, so to speak.
Speaking of comments, there have been several attached to the Dripping with Irony post. Some agreement, more disagreement, including a comment from Tim O’Reilly, and I appreciate Tim taking the time to stop by and write a spell.
Discussion related to the post is well and good, and my appreciations are also extended to those others who have commented. However, I have a feeling that some of the people are using me and my posting as a way to hit and jab at each other, indirectly, rather than because they were interested in anything I have to say. Just a feeling, a hunch I have. Silly, eh?
However, if per chance this Is true, then all I can say is that these same individuals must not have learned the lesson that when you play with fire, you get burned. Same could be said of playing with firey birds.
Continuing this post’s topic, I want to talk about anonymous comments. Lately I’ve been getting some nasty anonymous comments, including some of a personal nature unrelated to the postings. There is a difference between posting a comment anonymously because you’re uncomfortable using your name — because of work or other valid considerations — and not using your name because you want to say vicious things without reprecussion.
I don’t want to sound too much like Warf in Star Trek, but people who hide behind the cloak of anonymity in order to take petty, mean shots at others have no honor. Hint: the worst thing I will ever say to another is that they have no honor*.
Starting today, you post a nasty, petty, vicious, and personal comment — about me or anyone else — without attaching your name or some other known psuedonym or your weblog or true email address, I’m deleting it. As simple as that. Don’t like my new rules? Take it up with management. I tire of wasting my time, and my readers time, with Anonymous Coward.
* I actually did this myself, once, by accident. With Happy Tutor from Wealth Bondage, no less. I wrote what I thought was a funny comment, under a joke psuedonym. However, when I checked later, I realized the comment was incredibly mean. I must have been exhausted when I wrote it. I do know that I felt horrid about it afterwards. Personally, I wish that Happy had deleted it.
This is late, but sorry Happy.