Anonymous comments should not be posted here
Lest Marcus gets too cross that this website doesn’t always put up his comments, I would like to declare my strong preference that this website would stop putting anonymous comments like his up, at all. While the ACP Leadership team, whom he is critical of, are well known, we have no idea who he is and an anonymous comment, I firmly believe, is not worthy of a platform such as this one. The inclusion of such comments, reduces the respect many have for the site and it limits many others I know – particularly ACP members – from contributing as well. Can I appeal again for consideration of this point. Maybe a survey, on this issue, to your members might give you some more worthwhile data to consider!
Thank you, Michael, for your comment. This is an issue we have given some thought to. We are told that technically it is not that easy to do, since it only takes a minute for someone to set up an email account under a false name. But unfortunately it is true that, while most people are perfectly happy to have their name attached to their comment, the majority of those who send in disapproving comments do so under a pseudonyn. For instance, one person who sends in anything up to six comments per day uses an email address to which there is no response when I try to contact him/her. And he/she gets very annoyed when all the comments are not displayed. We will continue to explore this, and would welcome comments from our members about it.
In the meantime I would ask those who wish to put in a comment to please give us their full name and a proper email address, meaning one that will reply to us if we attempt to contact you. Certainly from now on those who identify themselves will have a much better chance of being posted.