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Re: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

by dreadpiratepeter (Priest)
on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:03 UTC ( #940833=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

I disagree with your views on downvoting, but I am totally in favor of not having Anonymous posting. This is a technical forum, not a support group. There is no reason not to stand by what you have written. If you are using anonymous to avoid negative xp for trolling or ad hominum attacks, you shouldn't be posting.

I have never posted anonymously, I stand by everything I have ever posted (despite the accusations of a certain resident troll that I do post anonymously). People should be accountable for their words. Using internet anonymity to be a rude, disruptive bully or tool is cowardly and petty. If you wouldn't say something to someone face to face, don't say it on the internet.

And when it comes down to it, we are all Anonymous anyway. My real life name is not Dread Pirate Peter (although how cool would it be if it was). But I would have no problem attaching my real name to my account. I stand by what I post, and I would have no issue if my employer or my grandmother read it.

As the great philosophers said, "Be awesome to each other"

"Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."

Comment on Re: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
Reaped: Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by NodeReaper (Curate) on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:31 UTC
      And therefore you say such things as an Anonymous Monk. I pity you.


      A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

        I pity you for being so delusional you think I need your pity.

      First of all Simon, you are the single most non-anonymous Anonymous poster on the site. Your combination of delusion, paranoia and hate-mongering is unmistakable.

      Secondly, anyone can look back at the history of my posts to see what I have said to you. I stand by it. It was not anonymous. They can also see that I never once resorted to threats or profanity to make my point.

      And thirdly, I would have no problem saying it to your face. However, I know your type and I am sure that if this were a real conversation you would not be spouting off like you do from the safety of the computer. Consider this an attack if you will, but you are nothing more than a childish internet bully using this forum to have your temper-tantrums

      "Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."
Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by JavaFan (Canon) on Nov 30, 2011 at 14:52 UTC
    How do you plan to distinguish between anonymous postings, and postings from throw away accounts? I mean, it's trivial to set up a new account, and while anonymous postings don't really excite me, they aren't worse than postings with throw away accounts.

    Besides, if postings should be judged by its content, it doesn't matter who posts them, does it? Who posts something only matters if we would have individual filters, so I could ignore certain people - or make certain posters more prominent. And then when you have individual filters, everyone could decide whether or not (s)he wants to see postings from anonymous monks.

Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 09, 2011 at 01:17 UTC


    As it happens, "" seems to have utterly forgotten about me, somewhere in the past four minutes, and, as it happens, I do not care and I have utterly nothing to prove by it."

    Let us therefore, as we may continue to “discuss this,” sharply delineate any “mere technical forgetfulness of this site” from any perhaps-intentional efforts to don some cloak of erstwhile anonymity.   The distinction may indeed prove to be significant . . .

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