We allow comments!
More specifically, we have an active community of readers who deign to give us their thoughts. Often we enjoy lively discussions with these readers, and they with one another. Sometimes these readers, even the ones who were described by a proud internet curmudgeon, making the point that blogging under a pseudonym or incomplete identity is wrong, as needing to:
finish your high school or undergraduate degrees; and/or secure non-peasant jobs. But you must use your real names.
or by the same person, commenting under a sockpuppet pseudonym, as:
embarrassingly but proudly out-to-lunch. These folks, I would wager, are quite young (really thin-skinned) and pseudo-something. Is it Libertarian? I hope not. Includes some of the least-educated “thinkers” I’ve seen. No wonder they shy away from real names.
add more to our posts than we do. Comments are the key to this blog.
As for the noted internet curmudgeon and his sock puppet, I'll quote a truly great blogger. "Read the whole thing!"
Personally I'm convinced. I'll never write again under the pseudonym "Patrick." I'm using my real name from now on. Let the chips fall where they may.
And for our valued comment community, a game and a challenge. Devise a pseudonym which sounds like an obvious pseudonym, yet could still conceivably be a real person's name. The bar set by "Holden Oliver" (or should we name him "Caulfield Twist"?) is high.
My choices, appropriately, appear in the comments to this post.
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