*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Improved comment moderation

I did not realize you needed to sign into something like Google to comment here, and that shit's annoying.  Sorry.  You should no longer need to, allowing anyone to comment under any alias.  Of course, if you're signed in what little traffic I get can be passed on to your blog.

I am still moderating comments, lest any of the losers who could finally lose their virginity to a J-girl ('Japan Probe'...) come here to troll again.  Not sure why they would unless reading old Probe posts: I've been blocked there for ages.


  1. Are you still catching flak for that? I hear tell that Japan Probe is run by the same guys behind all those anti-Debito sites. You have no idea how much I resent the fact that information is taking up space in my brain.

    On a happier note, it always seems like the captchas here are significantly a harder than on other blogs I comment on. It's not just me, is it?

    1. Not anymore, once I blocked a few weeks of asinine comments, but I did want to explain why I have to moderate comments at all. I'd gone a long time without having to.

      You do know there is a reload button on captchas to get an alternate, right? I only figured this out a month ago...

  2. What is it with women and foreigners?!
    My Brazilian exchange son had to fight of the nasties with a baseball bat (or send me to answer the phone/door). My sister always thought am an with an accent was hot... I don't think she realized that to said man SHE would have an accent. I just don't get it...

    1. 'Orientalism', which is not always literal mind you (originally referred to Western Europe's 'near east'): an odd mix of patronizing, essentializing* and idealizing 'the other'. It goes both ways among the Japanese and the Gaijin.

      * 'All xxx are...'

  3. Japan Probe.......is run by baby raping black jeweses with mexican husbands who knife old women and steal their gov benefits.

    That's what I read anyway....and she's fucking Reddit on the side of G pots bed.

  4. Japan probe is still a thing? Yikes. Its a shame there's so much verbal diarrhea from one very vocal group of internet abusers.

    Comment moderation is still necessary but it's nice things have calmed down enough to ease up the requirements for commenting. It never really bothered me much as it gave me an extra buffer of time to decide if what I was about to post was really worth sharing. It's most likely saved me from many a brain fart. At least that's one positive way to see it.