Dear Oberhaupt MuNuvian,
Permit me a wee grouse.
First, let me express my admiration for anyone who understands cyber things well enough to pilot contraptions like servers and such. I wouldnâ€™t know an SQL from a style sheet. Still, I, like many, if not most, of us techno-stoopids, canâ€™t understand why computers canâ€™t do exactly what we want when we want. This is why many Geeks lose patience with us and why many tech support peeps run high bar tabs.
Here is my wee grouse.
Many of my pals are MuNuvians. Because they are such good writers, they often inspire me to leave a comment. You know how that works. You read a good post, and instantly a witty, interesting and engaging comment comes to mind. You write the comment and sometimes even buff it up a bit to get a nice gloss on it. When you think youâ€™ve got it right, you click â€œsubmitâ€ or â€œpostâ€ (whatever). Only THEN, do you learn that Mu.Nu is being spammed and comments are not being accepted, and, what’s worse, your comment is forever lost.
Believe you me, I understand the evil that is spam, and I understand that sometimes you just must shut stuff down in order to deal with it. However, it sure would make me a much happier camper to know that comments are shut down before I take the time to compose a Pulitzer Prize caliber comment. Or, tell me that comments are not being accepted but not vaporize my comment, thereby permitting me to save my unquestionable work of literary art for later transmission. Know what I mean?
Then again, I realize that, in the big picture, a lost comment is about as important as a pimple on a fleaâ€™s heiney, and that what I would like might be instantly recognized by the cyber-cognoscenti as impossible, but thanks anyway for listening.
Jimbo, the Techno-Humble Cyber Supplicant