question: do you have your blog setup to require email addresses for comments?
if you answered no, carry on. if you answered yes, i need to have a word with you. the word is why? does it stop the trolls from trolling? does it stop the flamers from flaming? no, it just makes them make up idiotic fake email addresses, adding insult to injury, basically.
the little box in the MT preferences, the one that says ‘allow anonymous comments’ — go check it. go on. do it. because it’s a misleading little box. it gives the illusion of control — as if by unchecking it, you are somehow going to make the various cowards who troll and flame come out and identify themselves. they won’t. they can’t. they are sad, emotionally growth-stunted losers, and their little fake email addresses are just so fucking pathetic.
allow them their anonymity, it’s all they have, really. and in allowing that anonymity, freely, you prevent them from having to take it from you, insulting you in the process.