Re: posting with anonymity or with a fictitious name

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/30/05-12:17:46 AM Z
Message-id: <20050730.021746.152356389.lifebook-4234377@silvergrain.org>

From: Katharine Thayer <kthayer@pacifier.com>
Subject: Re: posting with anonymity or with a fictitious name
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 17:28:01 +0000

> 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.

From: Dave Rose <cactuscowboy@bresnan.net>
Subject: Re: posting with anonymity or with a fictitious name
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 21:46:05 -0600

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

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

Katharine and Dave, I agree that posts without a real name lack
credibility and they look somewhat dishonest for serious
discussions. Actually, I didn't say directly but I should have said
"posting with a false name." The reason I asked was because I sensed
that one poster has been posting with a name that sounds like a real
name other than his own, not like Wildman, Wild Turkey, Cockroach or
anything like that. This person has a history of using various email
addresses with false names in the email's From: header line.

I don't intend to continue this discussion or request a new rule. I
just wanted to send some signal and my reaction to the person who is
falsely identifying on this list.

Ryuji Suzuki
Received on Sat Jul 30 00:18:24 2005

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