Therefore, new rules of engagement, kids! See the new Madville Times comment policy:
- Leave your real name with your comment.
- If I don't recognize your name, and if you don't provide a hyperlink to a profile or other identifying information, I delete the comment.
- If you have something to say but are unwilling to say it publicly, send your info privately, and we can talk.
- Don't like it? Get your own blog. It's easy, it's free.
Life is full of choices. In civil discourse, you can choose between anonymity and publicity. Attaching your identity to your words is a small price to pay to participate in neighborly public discourse. Think of it as an investment, an investment of added context, meaning, and decency to your words. I've been doing it for four years here at the Madville Times, and I quite enjoy it. I hope you will, too.
All policies are provisionary: we'll try this and see how it works. Onward and upward!