Since Jay and I have been here, we’ve both had our share of inane commenters. Jay has banned quite a few of them but I do things different. If a commenter is being an idiot, I delete that post(s) and let them come back when they cool off. In this odd place called the blogosphere I get beat on for deleting a post but banning someone forever never draws any ire… Go figure.
But we were both wrong. Cathy figured it out.
Speaking of money, anonymous commenter Soupy’s constant crowing about his probably non-existent Pulitzer is begining to get on my nerves. (I did like someone’s response a while ago, though: “There’s a Pulitzer Prize for stalking?”) …
Now as regular readers are aware, I almost never ban obnoxious commenters. But why not, at least occasionally, make them pay for it? Or, even better, see what they’re worth?
So here’s a little experiment/pledge break: I’m banning Soupy… but only until he, or someone on his behalf, pays a $50 fine through that PayPal button on the right for his preening idiocy. Then he can come back. The money doesn’t have to come in all at once; you can contribute as little as a dollar at a time to the Soupy Fund Drive. Just put something like “Soupy” or “Cathy’s Clown” in the PayPal subject line, so I’ll know what it’s for and can keep track.
Now THAT is a good idea.