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Why is the mod recently hiding peoples names? So that he can bring his dirty politics into everything without people grouping up against him?
Ah, the need to find conspiracies everywhere :) Alas nothing quite so exciteing: it was a bug with the old commenting platform, but we've just rolled out the new version so usernames should be properly appearing again now...
The new interface is a bit eerie, will take time to adjust lol,

also the complete change from the main web page to each topic thread