Thanks to a certain spineless coward (who is less anonymous than he thinks) taking potshots at myself and my friends behind the veil of history-less usernames and bogus email addresses, I have instituted a new functionality at this site: if you are a first time commenter and your comment clears the standard spam traps and detectors I have installed, the site will send you a happy little email informing you that if you verify your email address by clicking on some link, your comment will go ahead and be approved without any input from me.
This serves a two-fold purpose. First, new commenters will not have to wait for me to get around to approving their comments, assuming they use legitimate email addresses. Second, if you do not use a valid/reachable email address, the happy little email will bounce, and I will cheerfully, summarily delete your comment.
If you have already commented here, this will not affect you. If you want to comment here but do not want to share your email address with the site engine, email me at “linoge (at) wallsofthecity (dot) net” and we will discuss it.
I certainly do not demand that people comment under their carbon names and their work email addresses, but the days of cowardly lashing out against people from the safety of total anonymity are over.
If you want the privilege of bad-talking my associates and me on my property, you are going to have to own your words. Deal with it.