Anonymous no more

Jahanshah Javid
by Jahanshah Javid

Anonymous comments are history! Yes, from today only registered users can leave comments.

I've never had a problem with anonymous comments. When the current format was launched two years ago, I was very much in favor of them. The site did not have many registered users and the great majority of the comments were anonymous. Today, however, the majority of comments come from nearly 5,000 registered users.

That does not mean anonymous comments are going away. Registered users usually do not use their own name and therefore are in fact anonymous. The only difference is that comments from registered users get published immediately -- no more waiting to get approved.

With the end of anonymous comments, there will be no need to moderate comments either, not directly at least. From now on, YOU will be the moderator. Every registered user can click on the "flag" link under comments and let us know if there's profanity, personal attacks or anything that requires attention. The flagged comment will be reviewed and a decision will be made to leave it or remove it.

I look forward to your comments.


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Just because I did it

by Anonymous8 on

it doesn't mean other people feel secure enough to do it. i have been lurking for over a year now, so i did it. but you will have less comments overall.

David ET


by David ET on

On making the right decision.

This will improve the quality of the communications, contributions and the site while still maintaining and guaranteeing the freedom of expression. It will also free your time to focus on more productive aspects.

Indeed with recent improvements, is finding a deserved standing among the internet communities and website. 

Best wishes

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Anonymous8, the people who have a problem can register and comment.

You registered under an anonymous name. So can they. No one has been "silenced".


but of course the people who have a problem with this plan

by Anonymous8 on

are now silenced on this site.


Good idea

by Arash_1970 on

Good idea and hopefully a step toward more civil debates.Thank you for all you do.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

شاید اینجوری جلوی فحش دادن‌ها و ناراحتی‌‌ها گرفته شود.

قدم خوبی است .

آخر هفته خوبی داشته باشید و عزت زیاد .



Great Move!

by Princess on

Thank you, JJ.