Monday, August 18, 2008

The Great Comment Debate.

So the poll is just about to close and I wanted to make one post on the topic.

The way the votes are going to shake out it would seem that the majority of those that care would like the ability to post anonymously to remain. But - I look at those that don't care as people willing to go along with whatever is decided by the board owner.

So chances are the few that post anonymously are going to have to register in some fashion or not be able to post - because from an administration standpoint - we just don't have the time - nor the inclination to babysit what sometimes are referred to as 'trolls.' Take it from me - I have helped moderate a WIDE range of sites and I don't care to add another to the list.

In the next day or so I will most likely turn off the choice to post anonymously - however those that really want to participate on this site shouldn't have too much trouble finding a somewhat anonymous way to post.

And please remember - this is not a "PC" site - chances are some people will be offended - but that is how I wanted this blog to be when I conceived it. The intended audience for this blog is mature adults that realize they can disagree about HGs in the house and still respect others opinions - even when they are completely wrong - people who LOVE Big Brother but also realize it is just a game. It is those that come here and get offended - or try to resort to Jr High tactics to insult others - that are the reason we need to tighten things up a bit.

Debate away - but please respect the decision and I hope everyone that has been participating continues to do so - even CRAZY ALL CAPS ANONYMOUS guy.

35 comments:

ale said...

Couldn't have put it any better.

Christine said...

well said Mike.

Crayola58 said...

Well said, and I know you underwent a huge thought process before saying. This is a wonderful site and it keeps me up to date on the house. Thanks...

Sandiekay said...

totally agree.........go for it!

Anonymous said...

I signed up with a google name and ID but now do not know how to use it to write on here. For those of us who are Anonymous due to Computer Stupidity. Can you maybe type a brief little explanation?Thanks, Karen

Anonymous said...

Some anonymous poster might actually be affliated with show....

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I can no longer post anonymously as I will never be confused with "April lover anonymous person" or "ALL CAPS LMFAO anonymous person." From this day forward, I will be known as "Heidi"- non-anonymous poster and long-time lurker of the BB Gossip 10 (and 9) board. I've come out of the closet.

dutchgirl50 said...

Just trying to see if this works!

Scott said...

I doubt that any of the anonymous posters could be from the show. They're all way too smart to be writing some of the stupidity we've seen here - no way could Brian, Stephen, Angie, and...oh boy, never mind. Hi Jessie!

Jen said...

I stopped commenting awhile back because I didn't want to be apart of the rude comments being said. I'm pretty sure I'll start commenting again!! Thanks Mike!!

IndyMike said...

If you have a google name and id - then you can click on the google/blogger button and fill out your ID and password - then click to publish your comments.

ale said...

I lurked on here for a month before signing in, I think. I'd forgotten I had a blogger account.

Also, I think all you need to do is input your googleID/email and password under the comment box and comment away.

mlt said...

Question: Will removal of tha anoymous feature also turn off the name/url feature (where you don't need to give a url)?

Anonymous said...

well i guess its back to 2 or 3 id names to keep thigs going. You can ask black ohio sky/zoot manthis to show you what im talking about

He's the original zoot doggy dog and a few copy cat anons too

so when you see him posting, just remember that he was one of the ignorant anons chatting with you all the time

Anonymous said...

I don't see what the difference is - posting with a fake name is like being anonymous. No point in making an issue of it - changes nothing.

Anonymous said...

LMFAO @ MY INVITE... EVEN GOT A KICK OUT OF THE CRAZY PART TOO...

FOR SURE I WILL BE COMING TO THE NON-ANON ACTION-FILLED SESSIONS ALTHOUGH I GOT TO SAY THAT IT WONT BE QUIET AS MUCH FUN NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE THE "IDIOT" WHO WAS PRETENDING TO BE ME. TO TELL THE TRUTH, IM PROUD OF THE GUY, HE ACTUALLY GAVE ME A TITLE WHICH I DID NOT HAVE(CRAZY)...LOL

BUT ITS ALL GOOD... YOU WILL KNOW WHO I AM RIGHT AWAY... I STILL DONT LIKE ANGIE'S GAME PLAY, HATE THE GOOD VS EVIL THEORY AND WILL DEF BE KEEPING MY EYE OUT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT AGREE WITH EVERYTHING CERTAIN PEOPLE SAY... LMFAO

OH AND I HATE APRIL'S AZZ TOO... THATS THE IMPOSTER WHO BE LOVING HER... LMFAO

IndyMike said...

MLT - it appears the name/url option disappears as well when you take away 'anonymous' - afterall you could put anything down for a name/url.

Lil said...

I had voted to take away the anonymous option. I had 2 reasons behind my choice.

First, and not most important, was the tard factor, or trolls as Mike nicely put it. That really hasn't been much of an issue on this blog except for recently.

Second, and more important to me at least, was just identifying and interacting with people new to the blog. Say there are 5 posting anonymously, it's had to separate and differentiate between them.

So yayyyyy and welcome to the unmasked, so far Karen, Heidi, Dutch :)

mlt said...

I guess you can count me in as one of the unmasked, lil. I just got a google account and it wasn't nearly as painful as I thought it would be.

Scott said...

A question for caps-anon: Do you not read what others write? Nobody, and I mean nobody, on this site has ever said a certain group of people are "good" and the others are "evil". I've pointed this out multiple times but you can't seem to comprehend this.

Black Ohio Sky said...

I had quit posting because I keep getting attacked by an ANON, accusing me of being people I'm not and saying that I was posting things anon which I was not. Stopping the anon posting won't stop personal attacks. I was attacked again right on this thread. I am NOT Mr. Mantis!

Christine said...

as lil said

Second, and more important to me at least, was just identifying and interacting with people new to the blog. Say there are 5 posting anonymously, it's had to separate and differentiate between them.

thats a big part of the issue I have with it as well

dutchgirl50 said...

Off Topic - but why can't they sing in the house? I have never understood that!

Christine said...

Dutch, if they sing in the house then BB has to pay royalties on the songs.

Its also why the go to fish when they play the wake up music

Anonymous said...

black ohio, you know you lying man so cut the crap. No one really cares how many accounts you have. its not a felony and you havent been attacked. The truth has just been told. You did it and im going to let everybody know you did it even if i have to get more ids just like you did. i didnt know you could do that so thanks for the info.

Kyra said...

Well I was anon only because I am too lazy to log in.

That said, please post more during the week... There is a flurry of posts all weekend and then, during the week when I need the distraction, the posts slow to a mere trickle. Yes, the house is boring and yes the action happens during the weekend, but I look to this site to make my boring life un-boring!

Black Ohio Sky said...

black ohio, you know you lying man so cut the crap

HEY! ZLet's get some things straight anon. First of all, I am NOT a man. I am female. Secondly, the shit you are accusing me of is getting tired. All you are trying to do is run me off the site but I won't leave. I post as B O S so shut the fuck up...YOU ASSHOLE!

Scott said...

Kyra, I'll try to post more during the week. Unfortunately, their work is basically done on Monday, and the last few weeks there hasn't been any real chance of a change in plans. Like today, it's the same as yesterday - Michelle is wandering around creating tension by trying to save April.

callie44 said...

i have posted anonymously in the past. it was only out of laziness..not wanting to take the time to register. as it turns out it didn't take long.
i never meant to offend or upset the balance of the site and it's visitors.
i'm not really sure what the big deal is about being anonymous or not. if someone uses a name to register what makes anyone think it is their real name? you can be anonymous using a fake name as well (angie, jessie, brian and steven can all log in using fake names). it doesn't make much sense to force the issue. i will conform though and i appreciate the site and the opportunity to vent. so thank you!

Zoot Mantis said...

While I think it is a little funny that this lady is being accused of being me, I also know how frustrating that can be if you give a shit. My line has always been that there is really only one person on the internet and that bastard is responsible for all the bad actions that go on. The fuss over the anon posting is getting blown out of proportion. We are all anons here. I am not REALLY Zoot Mantis. He is just one of my hero's so I use his name. Do what ever you want Mike. Zoot will still come in to say that I think April is a pig and her dad has to be pissed about her licentious behavior in the BB house. Go Renny!

Zoot Mantis said...

Oh, one more thing. I just picked this up over on the Morty's BB site.

April said last night Jerry asked, "Do you fart when you fuck?"

Anonymous said...

I personally won't be posting anymore. I imagine that you all could care less. I just don't want to have to keep up with just one more username and one more password and one more way for junk mail and other crap to make it's way into my inbox. Oh Well. It was fun while it lasted. I liked the flexibility.

ale said...

It's not as much of a hassle, though. Whichever email you choose to use is your username (nothing new to remember). Up to you, of course. I personally do care when people who contribute to discussions decide to stop, but hopefully not too many decide that it's not worth getting an account.

Anonymous said...

ok black ohio, im a lady now and my other account is a man. im even thinking about getting an account for my dog and my cat.

And for a lady, you cuss like a drunk sailor. poor thing, my heart bleeds for you

go zoot doggy dog

Anonymous said...

Fuck you!