I value your feedback. Which is why I have mixed feelings about now requiring registration for all readers who wish to leave a comment. On the Web, registration is friction for anything that’s intended or desired to follow, including comments. But I’ve been getting hammered with comment spam, both human and computer generated. Registration is a tactic to reduce that scum and preserve the sanctity of interaction.
Fortunately, the Disqus registration system I use is dirt simple. In fact, it’s a lot easier to use than those annoying captcha systems. All you need is an email address and password, and you don’t have to leave this site to activate. Just go through the regular comment process, and you’ll be directed accordingly.
Better yet, Disqus is common across many of the most popular blogs and content sites on the Web. That means if you already registered a Disqus profile somewhere else on the Web, there’s no need to register again. But if you do register here, your profile automatically empowers you to comment everywhere else Disqus is enabled. There are other benefits as well, which explains why MOST readers readers of this blog used to register anyway.
Importantly, I want to encourage your interaction. Therefore, please let me know if this registration requirement deters your participation. If you don’t want to leave a public comment, you can contact me this way.