I made my daily writing quota on the project I’m working on — go me — so herewith a couple of housekeeping notes for the day.
1. I don’t generally ban people from commenting on the site, but when I do, it’s generally because they’ve made it clear they’re not fit to play with the other people on the site, and what I don’t appreciate are the repeated efforts to keep posting. Yes, it’s possible to get around my black list, but that just means I’m going to delete your posting when I see it; you can change your name or e-mail or whatever, but what you can’t do is change who you are, which is a dick. This is why you’re no longer allowed to post comments here, and why I will recognize you when you attempt to post again. Save me the time of having to track down your comments and kindly just fuck off, will you. There’s a whole rest of the Internet for you to play on. Go play on it.
2. I’m getting a whole lot of e-mail recently from people asking for link exchanges for their commerce sites. Some of these are automated and just go directly into the spam filter anyway, but more and more seem to be handcrafted. If you’re someone thinking of handcrafting a link exchange request, please don’t bother; the answer is no, I won’t do a link exchange, or post your URL somewhere on the site or whatever. I occasionally point to commerce sites if there’s something of specific interest to me, but that’s not anything you can ask or plan for. I also don’t accept advertising on the site, etc. Basically, your money’s no good here, so don’t try to flash it around; likewise I have all the traffic I need, thanks.