As an experiment, I'm going to change my policy on comments. It might be a short lived experiment, or it might work out. We'll see.
Initially I found that I was getting barraged with 'comment spam', so I switched to limiting comments to registered Blogger.com members. That greatly reduced the amount of comment spam, but it created the problem of requiring someone who wants to comment to join Blogger.com, when they might not feel like it.
I've decided to try a new format, where I will allow anyone to comment, but will invoke "comment moderation".
It's altogether possible that this will work out. It's also possible that "comment moderation" will be too big a burden for me, or too big a pain for my loyal readers who will have to wait for their comments to be posted, and I'll have to go back to a members-only format, but let's see.
My "moderation" policies, going into this, will be:
-no comment spam
-no RIAA trolls masquerading as something else (if RIAA PR flacks present themselves for who they are, they are welcome to participate)
-no unsupported accusations
-nothing to detract from the dignity of "Recording Industry vs. The People" as a forum for the discussion of very important issues.
I welcome your feedback.
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