May 17, 2013

Outlook’s May 12 item “Spring Cleaning: Readers’ picks” came up short. One of the most irritating things I see in the The Post are quotations from commenters whose user names bear no resemblance to their given names. In all other parts of the newspaper, reporters, I assume, are diligent about attributing the right quote to the right person, with the name spelled properly. The author of a letter to the editor has to assure the editor that he is, indeed, that person. So why were ”Sactoman,” “Brosephus,” “Pilot1” and “Cfrost1” allowed to “speak” in this article?

Life would definitely be better without these anonymous online handles. I have yet to shake the hand of anyone named “DoggieMom.”

Marta Vogel, North Bethesda