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20 June 2007 @ 01:20 am
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Back when I first joined LiveJournal, I set my comment access defaults to log IPs but not require LJ IDs because I didn't want to exclude friends who were not on LJ.

Now most everyone I know does have at least a shell LJ account. Meanwhile, one of those people who can use the phrase "fascist liberal" and still somehow apparently think themselves intelligent decided to correct my "fascist liberal" thinking anonymously**. I have therefore changed my comment access defaults to require LJ IDs. If you know me personally and this poses a problem, please let me know.

** He (I'm guessing it's a he) created a user and has persisted under a username, I'll give him that. A "plus" (ad-supported free) user with no identifying information, granted, but a user.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)mabfan on June 20th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
Early on I allowed anonymous commenting. Now commenting is Friends only, with non-friends LJ users screened so I can delete their posts and block them if need be. (You can block individual users, btw.)
michelel72michelel72 on June 21st, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
I'm too softhearted; I gave the guy a chance. Thanks for confirming that blocking can be done -- that is not the world's most intuitive procedure! I might not have pursued it without your reassurance.

I didn't want to have to exercise strict comment controls, but I think your choice of screening non-friends may be the way to go. I'm just grumpy that I apparently need to do it -- I'm not that popular!

Now to go find how to do this stuff ....
coffeewimpcoffeewimp on June 21st, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
It's sad that it's necessary to do this sort of thing, but there's always someone who feel tremendously self-important about the idea of being a twit all over other people's spaces, it seems.