Anonymous comments will no longer be approved.
(A quick reminder as we’re starting to get a lot of anonymous comments again)
I know what you’re thinking: “But, Darke Journal, does this mean I have to sign up for an account somewhere and divulge personal information and leave me susceptible to spam email telling me I’m infinitely ‘inadequate?'” NO.
Follow the steps below to sign a name to your post without using an account of any sort. This will better facilitate discussion, rather than responding to 50 different posters as “Anonymous.”
*** Clarification *** The comment function and the chat box are two separate entities. You will still need to register a name for the chat box. However, it should be encouraged to use the same name in both places, just so it is easy to line up the comments made to the persona making them (still without any personal information).
Step 1: Write your comment (you will receive bonus points if the comment is creative, witty, insightful, or encourages rational discussion).
Step 2: Select “Name/URL” from the “Comment as” drop down .
“But I don’t have a URL!”
It’s ok! Leave it blank! Simply fill in the name with something other than “Anonymous.” You can use your real name, a screen name, or something fun or fancy! Just use the same one every time. This will allow people to refer to you specifically, as well as properly attribute comments in discussions with multiple people (yay! No more referring to people as times!).
Here are some ideas for names in case your creative muscle is asleep or atrophied:
- Commander Greenshorts
- Hershel Potluck
- Isaac Jingletonson
- Suzanne Gangreene
- Hillary Yilnerstin
Simply hit “Continue” and then “Post Comment.” Then go get some fresh air while you give the moderator some time to approve the message. Or hang out and engage in intellectual dialogue in the chat box!
Failure to use a name as described above will result in an instant denial of your comment. Don’t make the moderator do that! Don’t make him rob the site from the gift of your brain fruits!
Go ahead! Try it on your own! Maybe even on THIS VERY POST!!!