Yet again we have received a large number of comments via anonymous proxies (Boothy et al). Some of these have seemed genuine but most have been antagonistic or deliberately disruptive. To ensure genuine debate we will still be deleting all comments which have come via anonymous proxies when we detect them.

(We have also had postings that seem to be concerted attempts to represent us as saying things we haven’t: someone left a comment likening detectors to guns and it has been quoted suspiciously fast on a US detecting site as something said by us. A pitch for the attention of the none too bright Cold Dead Hand lobby no doubt!)

If you are a genuine poster who uses anonymous proxies for legitimate reasons please email us at and we will make a special case for you.