In view of the thoughts of some of our esteemed readers and a general consensus among the blog administrators, we will continue to prohibit anonymous comments but will permit commenters to register under a pseudonym. If you want to use a pseudonym, when you fill out the information for your first comment in the New comment section you need to pick a unique “Name” and send us a real email address. We’ll confirm pseudonyms with an email the first time you comment under the new pseudonym. Each subsequent comment will need to use the same “Name” and email identity or you’ll be put back into moderation.
NOTE: We retain the right to reject pseudonyms for email addresses that we can’t identify with real persons or we identify with real persons that we believe will abuse our non-abusive comment policies. So if we don’t know you and you want to comment pseudo-nonymously I’d suggest you do something to allay those fears in an email. If we end up accepting and then unapproving serial pseudonyms we’ll probably either scale the policy back to requiring real names or . . .