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The commenting policy of the Blog of the APA is for commenters to post under their public identity with a verifiable e-mail address.  If you have concerns about the perspectives that might be excluded from comment threads by disallowing anonymous/pseudonymous comments, please contact us so that we can consider ways to give voice to those perspectives.