It has been 3 years, 6 months, and 7 days since the Libertarian blogger Willis Hart banned me from his blog (on 8/30/2012). Because he had had enough of my "virulent idiocy". "Virulent idiocy" being code for truths that contradict the misinformation Willis would rather believe (OST #15).
This banning did not stop me from commenting, however. I'd still stop by on a regular basis and leave a comment or two. Simply because I did not like being allowed to comment for several years and then being suddenly banned. Also because his blog is PUBLIC and he allows comments from anyone. Although he has enabled moderation, so nothing I submit is published.
Yesterday however (3/7/2016), that ended. Early this morning I attempted to submit a comment and noticed the following...
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Then, when I tried to submit a comment anyway, I was confronted with the following...
|Your current account (****@gmail.com) does not have access to view this page.|
Click here to logout and change accounts.
Change accounts? No, that wouldn't help, since Willis forgot to send me an email inviting me to be a team member. Or, perhaps he just doesn't want any more comments that have the effect of disrupting his echo chamber?
Anyway, given the fact that he made it clear that he didn't want anymore comments (with few exceptions) awhile ago (when he banned one of his former best buds), I wonder what took him so long to (essentially) turn off commenting?
3/9/2016 Update: I encourage everyone who reads this to contact Willis via Facebook and ask him to send you a "team member" invitation. :)