Your first name, last name, and email address (preferably an @nyu.edu address) are required to post comments. All comments posted anonymously or under obvious aliases will be deleted.
This policy is enacted on NYU Local for the same reason the Signature was invented. Anonymity is the fastest way to turn an otherwise sane person into a snide, poor, and inflammatory Gawker.
We are looking into more advanced ways to ensure authenticity, but right now, your full name and email address are what will make all the difference.