After a robust discussion here on Village 14 and offline among the Village 14 Bloggers, we have decided to update our commenting rules to add the following:

Sock puppeting (when an anonymous user pretends to be someone they’re not with intent to deceive) is strictly prohibited. For example, if an elected official, city employee, candidate, developer, or close associate (such as an immediate family member, employee, campaign worker, etc.) of one of those people, comments anonymously about a person or an issue relevant to his/her city job, business with the city, office, office sought, or election, that would be a violation. If you are discovered to be sock puppet you may be blocked from participating here and outed on the blog post in question.

Thanks to everyone who provided input and to all of you who participates — or just visits — Village 14.

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