E-mail of the day
Written by Robert Niles
I'd thought I'd share with you a lovely addition to my in-box this afternoon:Tweet
Simply outrageous that you don't accept email addresses from anyone but companies. So typical. Hey if you don't want comments from anyone but companies, stop posting garbage telling us to vote for extremely expensive sandwiches asking for opinions then denying the email address!
Thank you, dear writer, for reminding me why it is that we do not allow site registrations from Hotmail addresses. (Oh, and by the way, Hotmail's a company, too. It's owned by a rather large company, by the name of Microsoft. Just sayin'.)
FTR, we require people who register on TPI to do so with a verified ISP, work or school e-mail address, in an effort to keep hit-and-run anonymous gasbags off the site. Such as this gal.
But anyone can vote in polls and submit attraction ratings, without registering, so readers who want, or need, to remain anonymous can participate on the site. (FWIW, I also have approved a few readers to register using anonymous accounts and pseudonyms, since they showed me that they were industry insiders who would not be allowed by their employers to post.)
We've been doing this for nine years around here, and as much as we can do to improve, I'd like to think that we've got the hang of a few things. Namely, that people like to read intelligent and informed comments from real people, not fan-boy posturing from a bunch of anonymous account handles. We're not all the way to that goal yet, but I consider it a small victory that we are keeping people like this writer off the site.
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