Switching from Sampler One to this site

I have been using blogspot (“Yawning Bread Sampler 1”) for some years now, to carry abstracts of Yawning Bread articles and comments.

Over the years, I have grown unhappy with the minimal functionality of blogspot, but have been too lazy to switch to WordPress (“Yawning Bread Sampler 2”)

The recent incident when some comment-makers posted allegedly defamatory comments against Nominated Member of Parliament Siew Kum Hong finally pushed me to act, and for a simple reason. Blogspot does not capture the IP addresses of comment-makers. WordPress does.

I feel it is important that I have a record of IP addresses of comment-makers in the (hopefully never again in future) event that more defamatory remarks are submitted. I also feel it is important to let readers know that from now on, IP addresses are captured (but not displayed), as a deterrent to those out to make mischief.

For nearly all comment-makers, it shouldn’t make any difference; you’ve been wonderfully lucid and sincere with your comments and I look forward to continued participation in future.

3 Responses to “Switching from Sampler One to this site”


  1. 1 Redactor 28 May 2009 at 09:18

    There is a differecne. If you don’t have the IP addresses in the first place, no one can force you to give it up.

  2. 2 Maidservant's Firstborn in the Land of Egypt 28 May 2009 at 09:55

    Those who debate robustly against you will probably be affected. You may not use their IP addresses against them but they have to trust you on that.

  3. 3 Robox 31 May 2009 at 06:42

    “I also feel it is important to let readers know that from now on, IP addresses are captured (but not displayed), as a deterrent to those out to make mischief.”

    Alex, can you post this disclaimer permanently, say at the top of the comments box or something. I’m just thinking of the newer readers down the road who might not know.


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