The brave anonymous has noted that as blog proprietor I can change the settings to only allow registered users to post. Even though I think anonymous' question was irrelevant to the discussion, he/she/it accidentally hit on a valid question: Should I require people to take at least some form of identity before they post comments?
What do you think?
By the way, ole' anonymous was actually attempting to avoid answering the very reasonable question Nancy Jane Moore put to him. Her question to he/she/it was:
And I must ask: why are you so afraid to use your name when you make comments? You know who we are -- why not use your name?
Anonymous answered at the end of a long comment:
This is your blog and you set it up to allow anonymous comments. If you don't like anonymous comments, you can fix that in just a few seconds.
My note to anonymous is: While you've got me thinking and asking folks about the issue of how comments are posted on this blog, you didn't answer Nancy's question. Let me re-phrase it for her. What do you have to hide? Why are you so afraid to be honest?