I am grateful for all of you who read this blog, and I am very glad to receive and read comments in the comboxes.  In the past, I have posted requests from time to time asking that readers attached some identifier when commenting.  This makes the combox easier to follow, and encourages sensible discussion.  In other words, it is tough to address a comment to “second-to-last-anonymous”  or to “anonymous who said that thing about the one thing that the first anonymous wrote” all the time.

I understand if you don’t wish to use your real name– you don’t have to.  You can comment in one of several ways:

1. A google account;

2. Another such account, via “open ID”, that automatically shows your profile name;

3. Clicking on “name/url” and writing a name;

4. Clicking on “anonymous” and typing a comment, yet subscribing it with a name.

It doesn’t have to be your real name, just so long as it is not offensive.  Here’s an example:

Now, I have issued these requests before, but this one is different– FROM NOW ON, COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS COMMENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.  Again, this does not prevent you from clicking “anonymous”, as long as you subscribe your comment with some name.

Thanks for your understanding and for visiting this site.