Webmaster’s log

This web log contains notes on activities by the webmaster.

It is intended to provide disclosure and transparency about actions taken that involve the content, users, policies and procedures, and use of this blog site. It was started on Nov. 19, 2015. Post dates and brief excerpts are provided below in reverse chronological order (newest posts at the top).

For questions or comments, e-mail the webmaster.


Nov. 24, 2015

The anonymous user bfw has identified himself and his comments have been approved and made visible under his true identity.

Bob Rosenbaum


 

Nov. 20, 2015

Another anonymous user, JEDALE, posted comments. Posts were “unaapproved” to appear and individual was notified by e-mail to change registration.

In follow-up, BFW’s posts were unapproved. They will be reapproved if BFW registration is changed to provide first and last name.

Bob Rosenbaum


 

Nov. 20, 2015

Another anonymous comment posted by BFW, but no change in registration. Deleted anonymous comment and notified BFW by e-mail that future comments will be deleted if registration isn’t changed to include full name. Also wrote that established grace period for previous comments will still be honored, after which they too will be removed if they remain anonymous.

Bob Rosenbaum


Nov. 19, 2015

With the policy now stated clearly on the home pages that anonymous comments are not allowed, future anonymous registrants will not receive a courtesy warning. Their registration and comments will be removed at the time they’re discovered.

Bob Rosenbaum


Nov. 19, 2015

Noticed a string of posts by a new user identified only as “bfw”. User registration contained no further information except an e-mail.

Sent e-mail, with link to Rules/FAQ’s pointing out that anonymous posts are not allowed. Asked user to update registration with first name and last, or e-mail me for assistance as needed. Gave until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 for changes to be made, or else registration and comments would be deleted

After sending, added text to right-hand column of template, so the policy against anonymity would show on the home page and all subsequent pages.

Bob Rosenbaum