Comments Adjustment

Because of a burgeoning spam problem that is threatening to melt our server, the Politicker is forced to amend its comments policy slightly.

From now on, posting a comment will require a valid email address and a “name” of some sort.

It’s a purely mechanical adjustment that is not intended in any way to restrict, regulate or substantively modify the behavior of our readers. Anonymous posts, as always, will be welcome.

Please bear with us as we tinker. And — unless you’re that deposed Nigerian general who keeps offering to wire us money — keep writing.

— Josh Benson

UPDATE: I’m told by our “tech department” that the comments now disabled entirely until they can figure out a solution to the spam situation. Unless any of you have any other ideas, just email feedback directly to us for now and we’ll do our best to reflect your sentiments. Comments Adjustment