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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

*** NOTICE FROM JD ***

I'm getting bored with the trolling in the comments, and will henceforth be nuking non-substantive comments. It is lowering the quality of the site, and scaring off people who have worthwhile ideas and information to contribute. Hope you enjoy the new, calmer tone.

JD

19 Comments:

At Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 7:11:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great idea JD! get rid of those annoying distractions, those disagreements, those obstructions on the way to truth. screw them. they have no place in this perfect world!!!!

 
At Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 10:00:00 PM PST, Anonymous richard said...

Seems to me the first candidate for removal has already identified himself ;-)

My mom explained to me a long time ago: If you cannot behave, go to your room. And no fighting in the schoolyard.

 
At Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 10:11:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks JD. I enjoy this blog and I appreciate your tolerance for those who hold other points of view. I think the debate is useful, and that's why I check this blog every day. Getting rid of the juveniles will certainly improve things.

 
At Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 10:32:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Britain facing fresh oil supply crisis, warn independents
from the Independent
Published: 04 January 2006
"Britain is in the grip of a fresh oil crisis, with supplies to hospitals, petrol stations and households all under threat, according to independent wholesalers and retailers."

and this has nothing to do with gas. God those doomers are so depressing

 
At Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 10:56:00 PM PST, Anonymous The Masked Lemming said...

JD,

Maybe your blog attracts trolls because you're the biggest troll of them all!!!

The Masked Lemming

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 3:10:00 AM PST, Blogger Roland said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 4:02:00 AM PST, Blogger al fin said...

You might consider some type of moderation scheme, where comments are pre-approved. Getting rid of the "anonymous" category and requiring posters to register with Blogger is another possible move.

I agree with Roland, that the superficiality and vapidity of most of the "doomer" posts tends to reflect badly on their own cause. Many of them are like pinballs, bouncing frantically from one pseudo-crisis to another.

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 5:00:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would personally like to see a peak-oil think-tank blog where pessimissism is prohibited.......
I mean after all isn't "Doomering" compounding the existing problem problems of peak-oil. (if there really is an immediate threat.)

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 6:10:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re :Anonymous said...
Britain facing fresh oil supply crisis, warn independents

again, another "attack of the killer headlines".....hardly a crisis. my home is heated with oil. just called the supplier, apparently there were a few minor delays after buncefield but the situation is now back to normal. hardly a crisis. i'm ok, where's the problem?

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 8:04:00 AM PST, Anonymous rational optimist said...

Thanks for that, it'll make the blog a lot easier to read. I see the doomers haven't started raving about censorship yet.

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 11:16:00 AM PST, Anonymous Philip Martin said...

A good idea which I support but here is a small suggestion...cut out the 'space' stuff until it really does seem feasible. If you find doomers unrealistic, banging on about the possibilities of space damages your 'realist credibility'. Plus lumping all Peak Oil 'doomers' together and indulging in lazy vituperation is unworthy of what is usually a good blog. But it is your blog of course...I just skip the stuff where you go on about space and criticize people (in a nasty manner) who disagree with you.

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 1:03:00 PM PST, Anonymous Chris Vernon said...

I just skip the stuff where you go on about space and criticize people (in a nasty manner) who disagree with you.Same here.

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 2:09:00 PM PST, Blogger Omnitir said...

cut out the 'space' stuff until it really does seem feasible.

Most, if not all of the space talk is discussing what will likely be feasible in the coming decades. It may not seem feasible that in a couple of decades long term solutions will be established thanks to space, but that is only because of widespread misconceptions of what it involves and what is possible. We are trying to open people’s minds to the realistic possibilities of the near future. That’s difficult though – it’s a bit like telling someone in 1903 (just after the first powered flight) that by 1923 commercial airlines would be a thriving new industry.

And great move on moderating the immature troll comments JD. I know for certain that it’s definitely turning some people away from the blog. Though it does indeed highlight the doomer mentality, I think we would all be better off without it.

Also, it’s a shame that there are so many anonymous commenters…

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 2:34:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an anonymous commenter because I'm too lazy to register. If you got rid of the anonymous category, I might comment less, but when I did, I'd have more to say. Its a two edged sword.

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 3:14:00 PM PST, Blogger James said...

I like this idea. Force the doomers to put a name to their comments, and edit out the ones who make comments that have nothing to do with the topic at hand.

After all, if they have a pet cause they want addressed, they can always post on it at the POD google group (link is in the sidebar)

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 5:36:00 PM PST, Blogger Big Bud Man said...

JD,
The Masked Lemming and others are idiots and contribute nothing to the conversation.

I for one appreciate the time you put into things and check daily. Keep up the great work.

BigBudMan

 
At Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 5:36:00 PM PST, Blogger JD said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I've disabled the anonymous posting feature. I agree with Omnitir that space is a viable and important option, and will continue to post on it from time to time. I will, however, be posting more on nuclear energy, which is shaping up to be the workhorse of the near-term transition.

 
At Friday, January 6, 2006 at 1:43:00 AM PST, Blogger Philip Martin said...

It's up to you about space. You haven't posted anything that makes it seem realistic to me. I come here because I'm short of time and I'm interested in some of the technology you dig out(false analogies between space living and the airlines industry doesn't make it seem realistic at all Omnitir)More stuff about nuclear power is better.

 
At Friday, January 6, 2006 at 8:57:00 PM PST, Blogger Omnitir said...

Sorry, the previously deleted comment was mine. There doesn’t seem to be an edit comment option :(


Philip Martin said:
false analogies between space living and the airlines industry doesn't make it seem realistic at all Omnitir

Of course not, I’m just saying that telling people today where the space industry is likely to be heading is a lot like telling people in 1903 that aviation has a bright future. Most people at the turn of the 20th century thought aviation a waste of time and money, yet it proved to be of immense importance in the years ahead. I feel this is true of space – most people consider it a waste of resources, while few realise it’s potential. It’s just difficult to see from where we are now. Hopefully POD will open some people’s minds to the possibilities.

And incidentally, we aren’t talking about living in space, but rather making money from it. And future economic growth is of course a major part of debunking peak oil, hence the relevance.

 

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