Don't be alarmed, but we're deleting inactive accounts. Folks who have been fairly active this year will be left in the system, but honestly, most of the registered correspondents have not posted more than 1-2 times in the calendar year. Their needs are easily met by continuing our policy of posting material that comes in through email.
If we purge you by accident, please just let us know you'd like to have active correspondent rights and we'll send you a new invite. (As one reader noted to us this morning, it also allows you to update your email address since some folks are still using addresses from ages ago.)
We're not cleaning house! We're just cleaning up. We would love nothing more than to have a full complement of 100 correspondents.
Everyone who has been commenting can still do that the same way, whether you're a correspondent or not.
Still, it's not an exact science. It's just me and and the delete key. So if I fuck up, just let me know.
PS: I've already made colossal errors. People I did not intend to purge got purged anyway. If it's any consolation - and I know it's not - I burned by corn while I was trying to fix what I had done.