JC has a great write up here about some of the tactics currently being used in the Virginia blogosphere.
Soon (with the technical help of Joe Stanley) we will be launching the new "Not Larry Sabato". I've been hesitant to stop anonymous commenting because I think good information can sometimes come from it. Unfortunately some people (JC's story focuses on Republicans, but we have had problems with Dems here also) just get an IP blocker and continue to post messages to harass people here after I have banned them.
But I think we have come to a good solution!
On the new site, registration with a valid email will be required to obtain a screen name. If you have a screen name you will be able to post about anything at anytime.
If you do not want to provide that information, you will still be able to comment anonymously. Here's the catch: If you comment anonymously it will not show up until I can approve the comment.
I'm sorry these changes have to be made... but this site is not going to turn into a forum for anonymous commenter's to stalk and harass people.
If you don't like those policies- start a new blog!