We’ve got a few new trolls/poes babbling in some of the threads, and it’s getting out of a hand. I think it’s time to remind you that the list of bannable offenses does include godbotting — and it doesn’t matter if you are sincere or if you’re clowning around, once I get tired of the games I will start adding your user info to the blacklist. It would be a shame to get your IP address locked out of commenting because you thought it would be funny to run a fake creationist under an alias.
We do have word that there will be a major update to the scienceblogs software in the next month. You shouldn’t see any difference (except, I hope, better performance), but there is the possibility of implementing changes to the commenting system after that, and I may have to go to some kind of registration system to limit some of the insincere distractions that have been going on.