I have stated in the blog rules that I am requiring a real first and last name when responding to posts and comments. The intent was that it would eliminate anonymous, inappropriate comments. I also understand why some commenters don’t wish to put their full name out on my blog in cyberspace.
I need to determine if I should adhere to the stated policy or should I ease restrictions. One compromise would be to allow a first name and last initial. I came to realize after receiving the the first comment without a full first and last name that it is impossible to verify identities anyway. I do have the ability to monitor and edit the site, so I can just not publish comments that I don’t feel are in keeping with constructive conversation, whether positive or negative.
What do you think I should do?