Some interesting thoughts on anonymous comments appearing on websites from Joshua Rozenberg writing in the Law Society Gazette:
“Write an article for publication these days and the chances are that it will attract ill-informed comments. No longer content with sending in a letter to the editor and waiting to see if it is printed, readers now demand an instant right of reply on the publisher’s website. And why do so many readers post vituperative responses that they would not dream of making to a writer in person? It must surely be because most such comments appear anonymously.”
The fact I allow these on the Legal Costs Blog seems to please and infuriate readers in equal measure.
[Yes. I had to reach for my dictionary too.]