An Undebatable Line
Contributorship has its advantages, among which is the right not to be called unnecessary names in the comments sections. Indeed, crossing that line is such a monumentally stupid thing for a commenter to do if he or she derives any value from participating in the ongoing discussions, here, that I can only conclude that the culprit isn’t actually interested in maintaining that privilege.
For those who require an explanation, it’s simple: Each contributor is more important, more valuable, to Anchor Rising than a slew of readers, even active readers. That’s why we’ve asked him or her to step out from the shadows with a real name, actual contact information, and even a picture and take some ownership of the Anchor Rising brand. We’re not paid for this, and dodging schoolyard insults on our own turf is an unacceptable negative.
And so, George Elbow’s comments are no longer welcome on Anchor Rising. As always, sincere repentance will be accepted.