I just read a very, very angry person's comments to Wayne&Wax's blog, which ends with the anonymous commentator threatening to "kick off yuh f***ing face."
While I have had nothing as hate-filled on this site I think I should make it clear that I will delete any posts that I feel take away from the dialogue between myself and the reader, and I certainly don't plan to be having an in-depth conversation with an anonymous commentor who attacks me or anyone else.
To me, it is a lot like the political graffiti of the 1980 election here in Jamaica. Each side had supporters going around town marking up the place with "Vote PNP" here and "Deliverance" there. The result was that a mess was created that took years to clean up (although I imagine that a lot of green and orange paint did get sold that year!)
Also, I doubt that anyone changed their vote because one side had better graffiti than the other.
So, all that to say... I reserve the right to delete comments at will, and I am less likely to respond to anonymous comments, and very likely to delete comments that are anonymous AND hate-filled at the same time.
Anonymous graffiti does nothing but create a mess that takes a long time to clean up, whether it is on a wall, or on a blog.