We are coming up to our 5 year anniversary of TheDomains.com.
Late last year we asked the readers if Thedomains.com should require people to use their real names to leave comments on the blog.
The 97 comments we got to that post were mixed with many in favor but others opposed it based on the internet history of allowing anonymity.
A couple of months ago we decided we would go to a blended solution to our comment section, but it wasn’t until the post by Rick Schwartz the other day that my programmer Adam got truly motivated and got the project complete.
As of this morning you need to register to make a comment.
You only need to register once and you can do so one of 4 ways.
You can register via email.
You will get a confirmation in your email with a password that will let you access the word press site and comment
Once on the Word Press interface of TheDomains.com you can change your password in the “your profile” tab or leave the password you were assigned.
You can also log in using your Facebook, Twitter or Google + Account.
Anyway method you choose, once you establish your account, you will be logged in you will remain logged in until and unless you log out.
Anyway you choose you only have to register once.
We would urge you to use your real name in the registration process but we are not going to require it, so if you want to use a nickname or handle you can.
Your comment’s weight and effect on others has always been in part driven by who the comment came from.
Those who have stepped up to the plate and used their real name, as many commentators on this blog have always done, get more credibility, but the choice is yours.
But in either case your going to wind up commenting under the same name every time you comment and your registration will be linked to a valid email, Facebook, Twitter or Google + account.
In addition to the almost 70,000 published comments there are another 577,000 comments that were blocked by spam filters and 260,000 comments that were sent in from bots.