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You wrote: "Yeah, we're definitely pro-anonymity, but we're gonna log your IP address just in case".

Well, you see, by giving out the IP address of the poster I wasn't exactly hoping to expose the real person behind the IP. It was more in the lines of guessing what the posters UID was! The more I think about this, the less it makes any sense, but I'll go ahead and explain anyway, just for food for thought.

If every post I make comes from 200.212.47.* (at home) or from shambler.warp.psi.br (at work), it would be pretty obvious who I was in the event that I logged off and posted as AM. Knowbody would actually know that I'm John (unless I freely gave out that information) but there would be a pretty close possibility that the AM could be associated to my UID (BBQ).

I guess the, "I'm not so sure" factor also comes in handy here. The truth is people tend to be more careful if they see that their IP address gets posted. I used to run a Quake forum here in Brazil, and one of the ways that I reduced the number of trollers was by posting the IPs. I have no idea why this works, but it does! I'm sure we won't get rid of all of the rude posters, trollers, and AMs, but I beleive it might help. And on the other hand, why not?

BTW: Loved the title. :o)
BTW2: I can't spell.
BTW3: Well met, Amanda!

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