As you know dear reader, when we revamped the site a few weeks ago, Metblogs instituted a new policy requiring registering to comment. That caused a lot of kvetching within Metblogs and across the Portland blogosphere. We’re still moving on as it is something I personally as a captain have no control over.
That said, I don’t understand why people are so up in arms about registering to comment. Over the past few weeks, I have seen comments elsewhere responding to one of our posts where someone rants about needing to register to comment. It was on Oregonlive’s Reddit where one is required to register to comment. What’s up with that? In order to use Reddit, you must supply a valid email address. What’s the difference there than here? It seems there is a double standard.
All of you who are registerring phobic, use a thow away email address. You can set one up on Google without giving anyone any information other than your IP which you can mask with TOR. I miss your comments and the discussion it created here on Portland Metblogs. If you have a strong opinion and don’t want to register to comment, you can email me your comment and I will post it for you – dieselboi at gmail dot com.