Re: posting with anonymity or with a fictitious name

From: Dave Rose ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/29/05-09:46:05 PM Z
Message-id: <004301c594b9$36e539e0$26cc9045@dave6m4323wvj7>

Greetings from Cactus Cowboy in Big Wonderful Wyoming,

I'm active on this list and two others devoted to cactus and Willys (old

I'm used to interacting with guys like Wildman, Doc Vern, Spinyfellow,

I don't have any problem with nicknames. BTW, my real name is Dave Rose.

If a nickname or internet handle is used to disguise one's real identity
while offensive and inflammatory material is posted, then that's a real
problem. But that's not usually the case.

Best regards,
Dave in Wyoming

My alt-photos at:

My Willys at:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Katharine Thayer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: posting with anonymity or with a fictitious name

> Ryuji Suzuki wrote:
> >
> > In my understanding, this list is against anonymous posts or posts
> > with fictitious names. Can someone clarify this?
> >
> There's not an actual rule, but since it is a professional list most
> people use their actual names as would befit a professional forum. We
> had a discussion about it a couple of years ago and it seemed to me that
> while there was no formal decision by the list management, at least it
> seemed to be the the preference of the folks who responded that people
> identify themselves honestly. I personally give less credence to
> information posted by anyone who posts with a handle rather than their
> actual name.
> I once belonged to a moderated list (with a very strict moderator) where
> one of the rules was that you had to sign your posts with both your
> first and last names. I had several posts sent back to me with a curt
> note "This cannot be posted to the forum until they are signed with both
> your first and last name") before I got in the habit of always signing
> with my full name, which is why I still often do that here.
> Katharine
Received on Fri Jul 29 21:44:04 2005

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