Election mudslinging and trolls
Just an FYI here for the readers that care about the upcoming election on May 8th.
Be careful in regards to what you read here in the comments section. On top of the mudslinging that already happens between candidates, there is a growing surge in people signing up with multiple email accounts in an attempt to bad-mouth candidates.
As difficult as it is, I’m trying my best to keep this in check. For example, in the last 48 hours alone, one person has attempted to gain access with EIGHT different email addresses, in an apparent effort to attack Fourth Ward Candidate Dawn Zimmer. Using usernames as “Not4dawnzimmer”, “DawnZimmerAntiChrist”, “HobokenNot4Zimmer” and a few others. It seems logical that it may be from an opponents camp.
411 has been very open and commenters have been reasonable for the most part. I do not want to have to prevent people with free email addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or AOL from signing up, but if this continues, I may have to temporarily restrict new user sign ups, or at least manually approve them before they’re used.
At the very least, if I see different user accounts coming from the same IP address, I will not hesitate to ban and delete all comments they’ve made.
I don’t care if you have an opinion one way or another about a candidate. Just keep it to ONE account, and stop trying to be a troll!