So much hostility, peevishness and mistaken notions fr. so many!
I merely posted a request for a plugin author to consider writing something that would ban a domain referral & instead of getting any substantive replies, I get 'piled on' by the Nyet set.
First, Podz, you have suggested I consider forced comment registration in another thread & I think I answered you there that this would be my option of last resort since I did not want to squelch comments (as I fear this would do). If the solution isn't optimal for me, why do you criticize me for not accepting it & for seeking other options?
Second, again Podz, I'm not trying to ban YOU, who know how to evade these defenses. I'm trying to ban some jerk who, if my defense works, will get an error pg. & perhaps not be able to figure out how to work around the defense. I don't expect defenses to be ironclad. I expect them to throw a roadblock in the way. I want the jerks to have to work that much harder to make mischief.
GET USED TO IT, and quit posting the same problem over and over and over.
Marc, we're getting peevish now aren't we? You've posted similarly peevishly at other threads of mine before. Don't you have anything better to do?
And Vkaryl calls my blog "very controversial." By whose standards? By the standards of the jerks who write abusive comments? And you accept their standards as accurate? Or am I controversial by YOUR standards? In any case, my blog is only controversial to a very small fraction of the blog universe, those who are posting abusive comments.
You call me "an exhibitionist" for having a public blog. That's a bit over the top isn't it? And again, no, I'm not opposed to "opposing comments" of which there are many on my blog. I'm opposed to outrageous, insulting, abusive comments. You apparently don't understand the difference.
it appears that you have less need for comments than you do for setting out your own personal agenda through your posts
Another complete misunderstanding of my blog's goals. I value both comments (even those disagreeing w. me) AND setting out my own "agenda" (how loaded a term). And why would you ever think I'd want a blog completely closed to all comments? Not at all. It defeats the whole purpose of blogging which is to have a 2 way conversation with the world.
I guess "whining" depends on whose ox is gored, doesn't it? If it were yours and you asked for help in controlling unwanted commenters at your blog I'd like to think I would be less dismissive and a little more sympathetic. But hey, that's me.