Now I know some folks log in by pseudonym or leave just a first name—I can live with that, as long as I can identify the speaker. "Goldman" links to his full-name profile. "Nonnie" is Linda McIntyre from Winfred. Adam is Mr. Feser of Red Blue & Purple. And so on.
Note comment nymity isn't law. It's not a contract. It's just the price I set for participation in public discourse.
p.s.: When I implemented this policy last May, a commenter whom I couldn't identify at the time said, "RIP Madville times your glory was memorable. With the new policy it proves all glory is fleeting." Let's see...
- Average weekly unique visitors in (roughly) April 2009, pre-nymity policy: 2510.
- Average weekly unique visitors over the past four weeks, including the relatively slow holidays: 2711.
Who needs glory? I'm having more fun than ever here. Onward!