For many months now, a US based Welsh lawyer, commenting under the name of Dr Christopher Woods has 'embellished' this blog with frequently delivered opinions and some fairly shameless touting for business. I've found this 'cookoo-like' activity to be a positive addition to my own opinions, homilies, and observations on passing traffic. I'd feel deserted (desolate even) if Dr Woods 'did an Oscar' and disappeared. But not all of my visitors feel the same. Some are starting to be very rude about him, and in at least one instance, I thought the rudeness was being directed at me - which led to some hump-taking, firstly on my part and then on Oscars. So what's to be done.
This is a bit like one of those 'tests' prospective candidates are put through when being assessed on their suitability for inclusion on an 'approved list'. I don't want to lose him, or his opinions - but I don't want to lose visitors either. (At this moment, please imagine sound effects of man scratching head)....."I know. I'll do what Tony Blair used to do - just lie and pretend. If I say that I'm going to limit Dr Woods to one comment per post each day, everybody will think I'm 'tough on crime'. It looks as if I'm putting heavy shackles on a transgressor, while it actually allows dozens of posts every day - even if I were to enforce it. And I'm the man who's in charge of moderating. And all this discussion of a perceived 'problem' may well lead to Dr Woods exercising restraint. Brilliant. I won't have to do anything at all. Of course, he might just take the hump and b****r off. I do hope not.