Town Square

To Be or Not To Be Anonymous

Original post made by Richard Placone, Barron Park, on Jul 13, 2007

There has been some discussion on this Website about postings that are signed "Anonymous" or with ficticious names or only a first name. By way of full disclousure, the few times I have posted comments on various issues I always use my fullname, as will appear at the end of this posting.

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 13, 2007 at 3:31 pm


The problem is that none of us will know who is real or not. For instance, I just looked up your name on the white pages (very easy to do). Yes, I got a name and address and phone number, but I don't really know it is you.

There is NO WAY to assure that someone tells the truth about who they are. The real bad news is that someone can claim to be whom they are not. Think about that, Richard.

It is best to aruge ideas, not identities.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Community Center
on Jul 13, 2007 at 4:49 pm

There is already a lively discussion on this issue on Town Square. See
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