We are delighted that many readers contribute commentary to our coverage and most abide by the rules applied in the traditional media regarding anonymity. Some, however, use pseudonyms or fake names – often for their own agendas. Given the often controversial nature of our content and the sensitive legal issues surrounding many articles, we understand that readers may wish to comment but keep their identity private. We do not publish anonymous comments; full name is required when posting (the Editor needs to know the identity of the commenter) but we will withhold names from publication when requested to do so for legitimate reasons. All comments will be moderated before publication. No correspondence will be entered into.
Some examples of posts with pseudonyms or fake names:
Some commenters have used their first names only – we have posted some of these in cases under the Editor’s discretion, in the interest of useful discussion.