DSC_3306 I’m trying an experiment, which may be simpler for me, and perhaps more amusing too.

Rather than pushing things off into the burrow, I’m going to try putting such comments in a new specially-created blog


It will contain… well, we’ll see. Some real spam, some stuff where people just won’t stop trying to have the last word, whatever. We’ll see. As you’d expect, the worthy first recipient of this honour is Doug Cotton.


  1. #1 Victor Venema

    Why is that easier?

    [Its just the way things go. I don’t have the plug-ins -W]

  2. #2 Eli Rabett

    Send em to Lucia, he has his own thread there.

    [Well yes. But an entire blog is even better, surely? its odd that people don’t think of that themselves. Though the problem of finding people to *read* what you write is always tricky -W]

  3. #3 Nick Barnes

    Can you fix the formatting?

    [What’s wrong with my high-quality formatting? -W]

  4. #4 dhogaza

    A fine trick we pulled at a photo site I helped moderate years ago was to modify the software so certain people, while able to post without moderation, were the only people able to read their posts (other than we moderators).

    That way they could post their gibberish to their heart’s content, we got no moderation complaints, ordinary people didn’t have to read their stuff, etc etc. It was amazing how long it took the victims to figure out what was going on.

    [Its a trick, but a somewhat unfair one. I’m trying to avoid censorship, but also trying to avoid spam on this blog -W]

  5. #5 John Mashey

    I ver much like putting such things someplace they are visible if one looks. Such sometimes offers useful data and calibration, ie, one can point others there for examples.

  6. #6 Nick Barnes

    In my browser (Firefox 27.0.1 on a Mac), DC’s paragraphs are not word-wrapped. They just dribble on endlessly to the right.

    [Somewhat to my surprise, it worked fine on Chrome, so I left it. But (whilst “dribble on endlessly to the right” is in some ways appropriate) I do want it to be readable, so I’ve fixed it up -W]

  7. #7 Eli Rabett

    Damn you Weasel

  8. #8 Nick Barnes

    Yes, I chose my words with care.

  9. #10 Russell

    It’s spring, and stoat is in the air at WUWT

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