To prevent abuse of the system, i.e. people making snide comments under the cowardly veil of anonymity, "guest" comments will no longer be allowed in the comments.
Please do not let this discourage you from posting your thoughts about a particular blog posting. The new Echo commenting system allows several ways of logging in using login details from several different platforms, so really it couldn't be much easier.
It'd be a shame if the number of comments started dropping off. In the past they've given us some really excellent discussions which all go to contribute to a sense of community.
If anyone has any criticisms to make, then you are free to make them (and I won't as a moderator delete them unless they are downright offensive), but you will be required to put your name to them. If you have a problem with the blog - or with Bertram or me personally - then please have the courage of your convictions and put your name to it.
G L Wilson