Readers will be aware that, from time to time, the comments can become a trifle heated. Sometimes this generates excellent arguments. Sometimes it generates light-hearted banter. Sometimes it generates abuse and insults.
Rather than go down some formal “registration” route, I will use the facilities WordPress already provides, and which are in use already, but with one change.
Commenters will be aware that, when you first comment, you are asked for some info, including an email address.
If it appears to me that the email address given is invalid, then your commenting privileges will be suspended until a valid one is provided.
Your email addresses will NOT be passed to anyone else and would only be used by me to communicate with you regarding the blog.
(Or to promote sales of my blog-related merchandise: umbrellas, kettles, and ready meals – all on a “Random Thoughts” theme – coming soon – or not at all).
If you receive an email from me in the next week or so, then this is simply me checking that your email address is valid.
It is not necessary to reply, but feel free to do so if you want.
I am always happy to hear from you!
All the best,
NB – I have added a summary of this to the right hand side of the page.