I’ve “complained about Xanga in the past”:http://shamuswrites.com/2005/03/01/tuesday-march-1-2005-at-0628-am/ about a variety of pet peeves with that blogging community, things both pertaining to many of the members of that community and about the way the blogging platform itself is built. Well, in light of my “previous entry”:http://shamuswrites.com/2007/09/17/nursing-a-coke/, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Xanga is now a much more open community, i.e. they now allow ‘anonymous’ comments. What this means is that you no longer have to be a member of the Xanga community in order to leave your comments and feedback on any given blog. I don’t know how long this feature has been on Xanga, but I’m very pleased to see that the Xanga developers have finally gotten with the program. It’s been a big frustration of mine for quite some time that Xanga was so exclusive about this sort of thing, especially since I have a number of friends who still blog there (despite my earnest urgings to move over to wordpress.com).
So, kudos to Xanga. I, for one, am very pleased that this change has been made.