Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Downward Spiral Now Open for Comments

I said there would be some more positive changes to the blog, and I hope many of my readers will enjoy this one. I've decided to open the blog for comments from any source rather than just limiting it to people with blogging accounts. I'm hoping this will increase the amount of discussion about each post. The blog has been averaging about 500 page views per day, but only two or three comments, so I welcome the chance to hear more input.

Because this is a one-man operation, however, all comments will have to be moderated before being posted. As such, it may take me awhile to get them up on the blog as I do have a day job. I'll have to ask for your understanding and patience on that one.

Also, please note that no comments will be allowed that are libelous, hateful, racist, sexist or otherwise abusive. And yes, I will be the arbiter making that call. I don't mind if commenters disagree with me, especially if they are able to back up their position with well reasoned arguments, but please do so in a respectful manner that encourages thoughtful discourse rather than stifles it.


  1. You need any help with the antispam stuff just give me a shout.

    Shouldn't take long to familiarise myself with the word press and blogging software.

    Regards Jock (Graham)

  2. @Jock. Thanks for the generous offer. It hasn't been much of a problem yet. Google Blogger does have a spam filter, so we'll see how it goes.

  3. Keep up the good work. Been reading for awhile and still enjoy it, as depressing as it gets...

  4. Hello NotBill

    I've been following your blog for some time now and can only say thanks - keep it up!

    Something interesting from here in London, UK: a trader speaking the truth: you aware of this? Do have a look :

  5. I like the new look.

    If you need help just ask, may your blog continue to be fun and hassle free.

  6. @MNG - Thanks for the kind offer! I actually think I'm starting to get the hang of this. :)