In a lot of ways, the comments are the best part of this website. There is discussion here that doesn't take place anywhere else in the community. However, there seems to be an increasing amount of people settling personal scores through the use of anonymous comments. There are a few hot topics that just do not seem to go away. And it is obvious from the nature of these comments that they would never be made if the commenter could not hide behind the cloak of anonymity. Sometimes this can be a good thing, but many are just using it to advance an agenda.
So here's the new revised approach. Comments will be monitored on a tiered system. The top tier is for those who comment under a Google account (sign in under your Google account instead of "anonymous"). If you don't have a Google account, you can get one here. If you comment under your Google account, your comment will very likely be approved.
The second tier is for all other commenters. Anonymous comments will be screened at the sole discretion of the moderator, and upon whatever standards the moderator chooses. Anonymous comments will be regularly rejected, particularly if they are mean-spirited, repetitive, off-topic, etc. If you don't want to get a Google account (which is understandable), then you can start commenting under a chosen user name. When you comment, pick "name/url" instead of "anonymous" under the drop-down menu and give yourself a name. You do not have to type in a url. If you regularly comment with a chosen name, then you will be more established and have more credibility than the many anonymous comments here.
If you still insist on being anonymous, your comments are welcome on the chat in the left sidebar (where your i.p. is recorded and archived). The comments might be deleted later, but go ahead and have your fun. Just be aware that you are responsible for your own comments.