I would like to congratulate the Commission on Student Affairs. By taking up the surpassingly unimportant issue of anonymous internet comments in the CT and threatening action that is so wrong it appears to be illegal, it seems to have mastered the art of killing a fly with a sledgehammer.
I have a better solution — the CT should simply post this disclaimer on its Web site: “Overly sensitive persons who actually allow themselves to be offended by anonymous Internet comments should refrain from reading comments.” There you go, problem solved.
Better yet, maybe some common sense could break out and the members of the commission could learn to take my mother’s advice when they hear something they don’t like: “consider the source.”
Is it really worth getting worked up over comments that are so obviously offensive that the poster wasn’t even willing to post them under a fake name? All you are accomplishing by doing so is gratifying the poster by letting them know it worked.
Unfortunately, no good system exists for controlling Internet trolls without limiting access for everyone else. It would probably be best for everyone if the CSA would just learn to ignore idiots instead of crying about them and move on to issues where it might actually accomplish something.