The recent dust-up between Bill Marx and Thomas Garvey has brought forth more anonymous commenters than I have had in a while.
I thought I would state the policy of this blog on anonymous comments:
I appreciate them and I will post them.
If you want to get a little edgier and thornier, that's fine too, but be on topic. At a certain threshold, I will make a judgement call. What is the threshold? It is pretty wide, but at a certain point if you are going to be walking the line between the issue and a personal shot you probably shouldn't be doing that from blogger anonymity.
If you want to make general personal comments or get a little nasty about other critics or bloggers, completely off topic, you can do that all you want on their sites. Thom Garvey, Bill Marx and Nick at RatSass all have comment features active at their blogs.
Of course, you can always start your own blog: It's free, easy, and you have a potential audience of billions! (Whereas, at my site, you are limited to maybe 80 people a day.)