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Non-Anon Dopers [Jun. 14th, 2005|03:12 pm]
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Date:June 14th, 2005 - 09:58 pm
(Li nk)
Dio, I'm sure that even you would have to admit that screen-names can be a liability. Even on the SDMB itself, people often comment that they just skip over posts by a certain member. They're assuming a priori that poster has nothing worthwhile to say.

Posting anon overcomes any bias people might have about the poster and allows posts to stand or fall on their own merits.

Posting under a screen-name doesn't automatically grant credibility to a poster's statements - especially in the anon communities where someone can be posting under several different screen-names and also posting anon.

For all we know, you could have 6 different DJ names and be posting under all of them as well as posting anon when you don't want something attributed to the Dio handle.

This ain't the SDMB. People here aren't looking to create a long-term persona. They're here to shoot the breeze.
Date:June 14th, 2005 - 10:13 pm

You RAWWWK, Anon!

(Li nk)
This should be made a sticky. I'm not fucking around.

Hey Allan! Make this the official Anon Credo.
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Date:June 15th, 2005 - 02:24 am

Re: You RAWWWK, Anon!

(Li nk)
Done, with a few minor edits. It's on the userinfo page.

And very well said, Anon.

Date:June 14th, 2005 - 10:21 pm
(Li nk)
That's one of the best arguments for posting anon that I've seen, but why the hatred for people who choose not to?

I would stop the "I'm better than you" stuff (which I only do because it pisses them off so much) if they would can the resentment about those of us who don't want to post anon.

The truth is, I don't post under my SD name because I think I'm better than anons or because i want to be perceived that way but because I don't want to be a hypocrite. When I first found out about these places, I came on pretty strong about the cowardice of anon posters, and while I've mellowed out a little bit (I now realize it's only a small percentage of anon posters who say the really vile shit) I've put myself in a situation where I can't post anon without being a hypocrite. Plus, I really don't say anything here that I wouldn't say on the Dope. I'm not interested in in other dopers' personal lives, if I want to tell someone to fuck off I'll do it directly on the board and I don't have any hidden feelings of racism or homophobia or misogyny. I don't particularly have anything to hide and it's not like I have any kind of saintly board rep anyway.

Also, my posting style is such that I'd probably get recognized anyway so what's the point?
Date:June 15th, 2005 - 12:19 am


(Li nk)
I said this about twenty posts up. I wasted all that fucking time!!
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Date:June 15th, 2005 - 01:18 am


(Li nk)
If it was you at June 15th, 2005 - 12:12 am then it wasn't wasted. You gave a slightly different angle. I linked both on my front page for now. They are nice little pieces.
Date:June 15th, 2005 - 01:34 am


(Li nk)
Thaaaats me. This anon said it better though, and before me. Although I'm touched by the inclusion.
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Date:June 15th, 2005 - 02:37 am


(Li nk)
Well, I wanted to give a couple of non-Cloudhelmut comments on the site re: anon-posting. Both of yours give it clearly.

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