Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Who Are You?

Just a heads-up that all commenters will now have to sign in before posting.

NOTE: This does not mean you have to give your name, address, or serial number.

But it does mean that there will be a "cyber-trail" is you post something nefarious, or potentially harmful to the team.

This should not be an inconvenience to anyone and it does not preclude free-speech in any way.

But again, I urge everyone here to remember that this blog is read league-wide and anything you know about the team posted here could be harmful in the long-run.

Let's just be as careful as we can be without being boring.


At Thu Apr 03, 12:11:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger The Neckman said...

I think this is fine. I have seen too many character assassins on anonymous web blogs. If you keep it positive, or stand behind your comments, then this should be no problem to any posters.

The Neckman

At Thu Apr 03, 12:13:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger The Neckman said...

This should be no problem. If you want to post, make sure your comments are not character assassinations. If you want to go negative, then you should put your call sign up for others to be able to consider the source.

The Neckman

At Thu Apr 03, 12:16:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger The Neckman said...

Jake- I am having trouble logging in. This is not as user friendly as you might want it to be. So far I am 0 for 6 in getting on the blog.

At Thu Apr 03, 12:24:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...


You're up now... I have to pull the trigger on these before they publish. Again, I apologize but this is necessary.

At Thu Apr 03, 01:08:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger sunday said...

"This should not be an inconvenience to anyone and it does not preclude free-speech in any way."

A reasoned explanation for the above assertion would be appreciated.

At Thu Apr 03, 01:25:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Some people have made a number of good points about potentially sensitive information dripping into the blog. I have to what I can to make sure no harm is done.

I may fail, but if asking people to supply a modicum of info will keep some degree of order, than so be it.

At Thu Apr 03, 04:11:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

Well, anything that helps prevent the depressing likes of "Foehi" and his minions from posting derisively here is probably a Martha-like 'good thing.'

But really, jake, "potentially sensitive information?" This is hardly even (Robert Kraft's) Patriots spying on the Jets. It's not even like monitoring WWII-era Enigma machines. It's Ivy League football, for goodness's sake, and even Al Bagnoil isn't exactly equivalent at his very worst to an SS snoop. So I think that part might be a bit of a reach.

At Thu Apr 03, 09:34:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger RLB said...

The point of signing in escapes me. Please advise.

At Thu Apr 03, 06:33:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger johnnyhoops said...

I think this is a good development. The Ivy basketball board is much more civilized than because of moderated/non-anonymous commenting.

At Sat Apr 05, 01:14:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger The Neckman said...

My response to Sunday is that if people want to exercise their "right" to free speech, they can certainly do so on someone else's blog or through some other medium, even one they create themselves. I know of no Constitutional right to be able to expound opinions or facts in a format created by others. Hell, even the New York Times does not have to publish every opinion or fact submitted to them. Same principle applies here. Given the relative permanency of the Internet, I think it is okay to err (if that is how the policy is being perceived) on the side of fairness and caution.

Jake gives of his time, energy, integrity and reputation to provide and to monitor this site. If it's Jake's blog, he can set the rules. I don't think a contrary argument to this can be made. If the readership and submissions tail off as a result of these new rules,, then it's Jake's decisions to make changes if he wants to.


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