One of the major reasons for starting this blog, was to give followers of wheelchair curling the opportunity to have their say in a way that was difficult for me to implement on the wheelchaircurling.com website. People do have opinions, and those opinions were often interesting and thought provoking, even if they did not carry an identity.
My default position has been to allow all comments that were not obscene, obvious trolls, patentently untrue, or personally abusive. While there have been people who abused anonymity, and from time to time unkind things said, I think the comments to posts by and large have provided a valuable service and a worthwhile duplication of effort on my part. And of course readers of posts must seek out comments, so they are easily ignored if found upsetting.
I am going to make a change to the policy however. People posting comments must now enter either a Google ID, an Open ID, or provide a name and/or URL.
Posting by using the Anonymous button, though possible, will mean that your comment will go unseen.
I get a lot of comments addressed to me personally. I will not post those unless I think they contain information of general interest. If you have comments or criticism about the way I manage this blog, contact me by email so that I have the opportunity to respond.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org