Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Adding value trough your contribution

Blogging is an act of sharing and so it is often also the act of building with LEGO, for many FOLs out there.
Commenting into a blog, should be also seen as an act of sharing towards the remaining readers. Hence a positive contribution attitude it is the best way in order to add value for everyone.

TBs receives many comments with links to private held businesses, adding no value, which are always reviewed, rejected or removed and marked as spam.
Occasionally we have also been victims of trolling [1, 2] at certain posts, specially from those who chose to hide behind anonymity. This is of course, an unacceptable behavior!

In order to address and prevent situations like this and after some reflexion, the policy for commenting into this blog is changed with immediate effect.
From now on, Anonymous comments are not allowed anymore and readers must use their Google account or an OpenID authentication [3, 4, 5] as supported by Blogger, to comment into this blog.

Hope this measure will help us to improve the quality and added value from everyone's participation, to everyone else.
On the other end we also hope it does not discourage others to participate with the quality they have used us. Let's see how it works.

Best regards!


Art said...

Thank you.

I am tired of reading negative remarks that add nothing of value to the discussion.

Wiseman_2 said...

I never posted anonymously before, always using my usual username, but I guess using my Google account isn't too much hassle really... especially given some recent remarks some anonymous individuals have made. Having seen compulsory logins work well on other forums, it will probably work here too.

Also, off topic, but over at the TLG's Technic blog, they've revealed some info about the Unimog. Well, mostly what we already guessed, but there is a new part on show :)

TechnicBRICKs said...

Yes, have seen. :)

The post is written and scheduled for the afternoon. Just to give some time for the latest post...

Anio said...

I must say that I used to post as an anonymous (I was lazy to sign in. :-S). But I always signed my messages for people to know who wrotte the messages. Personally, I hate to talk with someone I do not know who he is.

This new measure is very understandable and welcome.


TechnicBRICKs said...

That's right Anio!

Sometimes controversial, most times with sharp opinion, always anonymous, but always signed also. ;)

Junkstyle Gio said...

It's a small step for real FOL's, but a giant setback for those who don't want to listen and comply to simple rules!
Well done!

KWigboldy said...

Thanks for this.

Allanp said...

This is really just a test message, also to find out what my username is. I used to post as Al, but now I am revealed to you all as......

Allanp said...

Allan.elwood? That sucks! Hang on a sec!

Allanp said...

That's better, sorry guys!

TechnicBRICKs said...

LOL, Welcome Al! ;)

Now we know who you're from other forums. :D

Allanp said...

Yeah, i'm the uncontrovercial, unopinionated one ;^)

Sheepo said...

Before anybody think something wron(maybe later...), I NEVER have wrote comments anonymously, NEVER.


TechnicBRICKs said...


You never was a suspect! :D

Mark Bellis said...

I had been reluctant to get a Google account because of the recent hacking stories. I was never anonymous and used to redirect people to my Brickshelf pictures as I didn't have a homepage.

Now that I have an account it might even persuade me to start an occasional blog, as an alternative to writing books about LEGO pneumatics, electronics and 8mm:1ft scale trains! BTW I'm still working on that pneumatic Stewart Platform!


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