Apparently, some people haven't been taking the post I wrote on civility last week too seriously. It's getting harder and harder to have a real discussion in here, and that bothers me.
My asking nicely hasn't worked. So now there are two choices: comment moderation or user registration.
If comments are moderated, anonymous posting would remain but I'd have to approve each comment. Since I spend part of each day far, far away from the computer, comments may take as long as six, seven hours to appear.
If users are required to register, comments will not be moderated but you'll have to sign up for a Blogger account, if you don't have one already. This is amazingly easy to do.
Frankly, I prefer the second option. I have a new job which takes up a great deal of my time, and I'd rather spend the time I have writing posts instead of moderating comments. But, since all of you will be affected by this as well, I'll give you all the chance to weigh in. Vote in the poll below.
I don't promise to abide by the decision, but I'll give your opinions all due consideration.
And, lastly, I really don't like doing this. But, after a long time of resisting it, I finally do feel it's necessary.