There are a few issues with the current commenting system and, unfortunately, since it is the holidays, the issues are not going to get addressed until January 3 at the soonest.
Therefore, bear these in mind.
You must post under your first and last name unless you were specifically approved otherwise. If you account has a user name that is a first name or last name, I can manually fix it or you can, for the time being, post if you disclose your first and last name in the message so that you are not anonymous.
Anyone who posts under a pseudonym or moniker will have their post removed unless you have specifically applied for and received permission to post under that name.
Apologies for the technical glitches, but we no longer allow anonymous posts (even if you can technically still access your account).
Again the options:
Option 1: This is the main option and the only open registration as of 4 pm. Log in through Facebook. To clarify, you must post under your actual name here. Any obviously fake Facebook accounts will result in deleted registrations. It is important to note that you are not having your personal Facebook information posted to the Vanguard and you don’t need to have your Vanguard posts post to Facebook.
Option 2: For those who want to post through the Vanguard system under their real name – either with an existing account or a new one – send an email and so long as I can verify your identity, I’m happy to give you access that way.
Option 3: You can petition for use of an anonymous posting. You need to provide me in writing (email is fine): Name, a valid email address, a valid phone number and a reason for remaining anonymous. We will not share this information with anyone. No promises on the approval, but I’m more likely to approve people posting under a first name or first name/ last initial than a moniker. Also your posts will be more highly scrutinized especially on personal attacks.
All requests should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org