>*** How to get your comments posted! *** ……….. a reminder


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:
  1. Commander Greenshorts
  2. Hershel Potluck
  3. Isaac Jingletonson
  4. Suzanne Gangreene
  5. Hillary Yilnerstin
  6. Snake
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!!!

  1. #1 by curt71 on February 9, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    >It really is simple and safe. I have no clue why some are so opposed to signing up to post a comment. If your comments are going to endanger you maybe you ought not make them anyway.

  2. #2 by special k on February 9, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    >i'll see if mine is working?

  3. #3 by old school on February 9, 2011 - 3:58 pm


  4. #4 by old school on February 9, 2011 - 4:00 pm


  5. #5 by Doris on February 9, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    >Does this work for chat and comments?

  6. #6 by Kurt Bluff on February 9, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    >That's the thing, Curt, if you used a made up name there is nothing tying it to you personally, definitely no more than leaving an "anonymous" comment would.

  7. #7 by old school on February 9, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    >I really was just hitting the wrong DANG button?? lol

  8. #8 by Isaac Jingletonson on February 9, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    >I would appreciate it if you would not post my name all over the internet. This could be construed as a violation of my privacy.Thank you…

  9. #9 by MK on February 9, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    >Testing…1…2…3 🙂

  10. #10 by CLA on February 9, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    >LOL @ Isaac!!

  11. #11 by Scamp on February 9, 2011 - 5:18 pm


  12. #12 by Wave 96 on February 9, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    >I love it !!!!!!!!!

  13. #13 by Boo on February 9, 2011 - 7:01 pm


  14. #14 by Papermate on February 9, 2011 - 10:01 pm

    >It's easy as pie!

  15. #15 by Scamp on February 9, 2011 - 11:32 pm

    >Way to go Boo! My wife thought I was nuts when I put down 4….5….6!

  16. #16 by LC on February 10, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    >I don't have to wait for emails to be advised "inadequate". 🙂

  17. #17 by mc on February 13, 2011 - 2:18 am

    >Has anyone heard anything about industrial size wind farms coming to Darke County? Especially in northern Darke County.

  18. #18 by rick1 on February 15, 2011 - 9:14 am

    >Just checking to see if its working!!

  19. #19 by greenville farmer on February 25, 2011 - 1:50 am

    >i figured it out….lol

  20. #20 by GST on February 25, 2011 - 11:42 am

    >Jinkies Scooby!

  21. #21 by curt71 on February 25, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    >DJ is a nazi! J/K

  22. #22 by politicaldog on February 25, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    >To many anonymousness's in the world already….lol

  23. #23 by Insider Truth on February 26, 2011 - 8:56 am

    >Name/URL Yap, you can dream up any name you wish but sense im not a computer wizzer I googled URL, it says this. "uniform resource locator" Hay people! don't take my word for it, google it up, check it out, then think twice. Paint your car red, blue maybe yellow. Change the name plate if you wish. Put a wig on before you take a ride to egg some ones house but your plate number will find you. Anouymous use to be a way to post comments here, I beleave this put the heat on some one else. I dont beleave DJ should take the heat for some slander some one may say about some one but at the same time it was fun while it lasted. Your just going to take accout for what you say that can be proven wrong.

  24. #24 by Kurt Bluff on February 26, 2011 - 6:34 pm

    >Truth:a URL is just another name for a web address. Here are examples of URLs:http://www.google.comhttp://www.darkejournal.comAs the article states, entering a URL is entirely optional. It has no ties to you or your identity in any way.The name/url option is still the most viable, as it allows commenters to attach a name (even something as made up as "Kurt Bluff" or "Insider Truth") without the individuals giving anything personally identifiable to the site. For all intents and purposes, you're still as anonymous as "Anonymous", with a different name attached to it.

  25. #25 by Josh F on March 1, 2011 - 6:47 am

    >Insider – After reading your comment three times I think I understand what you're saying, and it's not correct. URL does stand for uniform resource locator, but it has nothing to do with tracking you. A URL is how you access an internet resource, as in the URL for DarkeJournal is http://www.darkejournal.com. There is no difference in anonymity between the "Anonymous" and "Name/URL" options from a technical standpoint. The closest thing to a "plate number" on the internet is an IP address, and none of the posting options disclose your IP address publicly. I'm sure the other computer wizards here will agree that posting comments on DarkeJournal is one of the least risky things you can do online.

  26. #26 by BE on March 27, 2011 - 12:45 am

    >Having multiple domains and running several websites of my own currently, I can tell you if you are worried about being tracked, you shouldn't even be on the internet, EVERY website you visit tracks you, they track your IP number, they track your cookies, they know what site you last visited before visiting their site, and they know how long you stayed and what site you went to after leaving their site. It's simply the way the internet works, yes, there are ways of "surfing anonymously", but even then if the government wanted you, you're toast. The only way to truly be unidentifiable is to surf your neighbors wifi. lol

  27. #27 by internet geek on March 27, 2011 - 9:58 am

    >Do you last 3 commenters know who Tim Berners-Lee is? Do you know that the web browsers you use, cookies you delete and fire walls availible can keep information from being stored on your computer, keeping sites of knowing where you visit? It don't show from your comments, sorry.Like Insider Truth said, don't take his word for it and those reading here don't let these guys tell you different. Google it! Here some places to learn.www.berners-lee/url/uriHtt:en.wikipedia.org./wiki/uniform_ResourceLocatorwww.wisegeek.com

  28. #28 by namvet on March 27, 2011 - 11:29 pm

    >comments are rolling in.

  29. #29 by Frank Sinatra on March 28, 2011 - 3:24 am

    >remember the good ole days and you had to ask someone to get off the line to use the phone. Memories..la..la. la. I don't know the words.

  30. #30 by BE on March 28, 2011 - 12:03 pm

    >Internet Geek, yes, you can do things to minimize your footprint, but if you are attempting to say you can surf anonymously, you are sadly mistaken. Maybe 1% of the people on the internet know how to actually protect themselves.It doesn't matter what you have installed on your computer, if you connect to the internet via your ISP, you have a dynamically or static assigned IP, no way of getting around that. Even if you use proxy servers, hate to break it to you, but they only slightly slow down someone from revealing your true IP, especially since the federal government has the ability subpena the Proxy servers ISP for their logs. So yes, go ahead an install your silly little firewalls, and delete your cookies, but you can still be tracked just as easily. I think you should change your name to something other than geek…

  31. #31 by BE-HIND on March 28, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    >How about he changes it to BE'S A GEEK

  32. #32 by BE on March 28, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    >Hey, nothing wrong with being Geeky these days, ask Bill Gates.

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