Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sign Up To Comment

So, I had followed a link from Thomas' to Girl Grows Up (or, Potomac Fever?), and saw a post that mentioned a Mark Haddon book. I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on the recommendation of a friend while I lived in Japan. It's a sort-of mystery told from the perspective of an autistic boy. Now, having an autistic brother of my own, to whom I was a care-provider for a couple years, I came at the novel from an unusual perspective. Some things were just plain incorrect, but overall I think I enjoyed it.

But could I comment about it?

Apparently not.

See, when I followed the comment link, I was presented with this:
You will be asked to join Vox to post this comment.
Want to comment? Join our site. I have to say, it's 2009, and that's lame.

You want to leave a comment here? Now, I have anonymous comments disabled. BUT! You just have to have an OpenID somewhere. Anywhere. Such as AOL, Blogger, Flickr, LiveJournal, Yahoo, WordPress. Or Vox.

That's right, if you have a Vox account, you can post comments here, but I can't post comments there. It's strictly one-way.

Get with the times, Vox!


  1. yeah...but that doesn't mean i want to use any of the ID...

  2. That's pretty weak. She has an account that she set up so people could leave comments without signing up (what I always did), but I don't remember the login info.

    Still, I agree. That's a really weak way to bolster your membership.