Recently, Hidden Harmonies has been plagued by trolls impersonating other readers. For example, a “Raj” has been impersonating a “Cathy Graham,” a “denk,” a “Schmidt,” a “Wayne.” Trolls like that use a VPN service to grab new IP addresses for each new comment. This way, IP bans are ineffective. Moving forward, we are requiring all readers to first log in before commenting is allowed. This way, we can revoke a troll’s account, making their spams much more difficult to get through.
At this point we would like to remind our readers this blog’s Terms of Service. To date, we have resorted to an open commenting policy. While the editors and authors here may reply to certain comments, but as we all do in forums like this, entertaining a particular point in a comment simply means one finding that point worthwhile engaging in. It says nothing about whether other points within the same comment is condoned, agreed with, or disagreed with. We all run busy lives, and that’s the nature of these anonymous Internet forums.
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