Those of you minded to comment on a Spike story or opinion piece will notice a new way of being able to do so.
In the past, you were asked to login, which required you to have registered, with your own username and password. Now, the process is quicker: stick in your chosen name or nickname (or username if already registered), plus your email address, and then copy a verification code that appears on the page. It’s that simple, and the verification code is stop internet robots from getting in and posting all sorts of nonsense. And so long as your username is not your actual name, then you are anonymous to allmediascotland.com readers.
Mind you, it would be easier all round if you simply registered, at your leisure.