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Adding Facebook comments
August 6 2012
Comments are difficult to deal with. I had to turn off comments on
the old MaraDNS blog
of spammers and because of anonymous requests for MaraDNS support.
On the other hand, when a blog posting
expressing my frustration
with Linux went viral,
it would have been better to allow people who didn't like what I had to
say about Linux have their say, perhaps only censoring obvious trolls and
This in mind, I have trying out Facebook for handling my comments. Some
advantages of Facebook commenting:
- Most identities are not anonymous. This minimizes issues with people
using an anonymous identity to post offensive
stuff they would not say if their name was on it.
- Killfiles. Facebook, unlike the majority of
web discussion systems, allows you to killfile someone: Go to their
profile, click on the gear icon, select report/block, and block the user.
Comments? I will make this my first blog entry with Facebook comments!
In order to reduce spam, comments for this entry are now closed