The census is coming, and people are up in arms about Question 14, which asks about “cultural and ethnic backgrounds” and whether a person is White Irish, Black Irish, Asian, Traveller etc etc. Well, not really etc, because there are only a few options, but there is the catch-all other. So what I want to know is, do the Central Statistics Office really think that the Others have come all the way from an island that looks suspiciously like Hawai’i just to fill in the census?
But anyways, the campaign to not answer Question 14 is sweeping across the blogverse But that’s not what I mean to blog about, what I meant to blog about was the hassle that commenting is becoming.
At first you could just leave a comment anywhere you went. Then you had to make sure you had an email address. Then some blogspot accounts want you to be a blogger member. Now that isn’t enough, you have to have a blogger account and fill in those verification details. And with msn.spaces you have to have a passport identity thing.
Bloody spammers. Ruining the world so they are. I have a blogger account, and visit plenty of blogspot blogs, so I’ve gotten used to that. But having to sign up for other accounts, which I’ll then have to remember passwords for? Nah, I’ve had enough of random accounts all over the shop.
Hassle = me not commenting