Readers Support Moderated Comment Policy
"Everyone has the right to say whatever they want, but they also bear the responsibility of what they said," writes Jim Bratsakis.
"I believe that preventing those personal shots here is fair," says Ahmed El Adl.
One commenter -- using a pseudonym -- suggested that commenters might have good reason to post anonymously. That's true, and that's why we wrote that we would consider anonymous comments from people who are willing to make their case to us; journalists use anonymous sources all the time, but that's different from running unverified material from unknown writers.
And an argument that made our point about standards for us: comments are free content, and allowing a free-for-all could increase our traffic. Maybe, but that's not what we're about. We want to provide a forum for intelligent conversation among IT pros. That includes tough calls and criticism -- but not anonymous personal remarks and unsourced allegations about the inner workings of a business.