I commented a couple of weeks ago about some of the people who have been misusing the Comments facility on this blog.
The problem remains very much a minority one; but, sadly, it persists to at least some degree Just this week I have had to delete one comment that made potentially legally-actionable remarks about someone. There have been several other comments that just fall into the general category of ‘pointless but vitriolic’.
I’m not prepared for this to carry on. This blog is very much a spare-time activity for me, and I simply don’t have the time to police comments day and night. And, frankly, why the hell should I have to? Anyone who I spot posting anything derogatory or potentially defamatory from now on will be immediately blocked from posting again. And should the problem persist, I will simply have to remove the Comment facility.
As you can probably tell from the tone of this short post, I’m very disappointed and seriously annoyed that it has come to this. I very much welcome the interest that so many people have taken in the blog. But those people who seek to use it as a forum for attacking people – well, I would much rather you go elsewhere. And don’t come back.