After a good amount of discussion, the authors here at RFS have decided that we should no longer allow anonymous comments. There are three primary reasons for this: (1) It is impersonal, (2) it removes accountability and responsibility on the part of the commenter, and (3) we find it annoying when we have to repeatedly address someone as "anonymous" (which only gets more confusing when there are more than one anonymous commenters on a single post).
From now on everyone will have to sign in using a Google account, Livejournal account, Wordpress account, etc. This will provide a level of accountability that we feel will help to foster a more charitable and academic dialog.
Thank you for your patience. We look forward to your comments!