Let me make something very clear here: I do not publish anonymous posts. I find them cowardly. If you have an opinion or a critique that is polite and civil, it will be published. But if you don’t have the courage to stand up for what you believe in, then I consider you a troll and a parasite.

On many popular blogs, the writer doesn’t even allow commentary. I do, because I believe access and interaction are vital. But I won’t allow incivility, nastiness, obscenity, or cowardice. You provide your name or don’t bother submitting anything.

2 thoughts on “Identity

  1. Thank you, Alan. I have added the following statement to my blog:

    “Rude or anonymous comments will not be published. Polite comments will be published — but if you don’t have the courage to identify yourself, then I consider you a troll and a parasite. (Policy “borrowed” from Alan Weiss – thanks to a past anonymous comment.)

    Well said!

  2. I’m weary of morons who think their opinions matter but obviously aren’t proud or bold enough to put their names on them. I also respond to notes about typos: “Is that the only thing you took away from the article?”

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