Original post made by Mac Clayton, Community Center, on Jan 15, 2014
What are the benefits to the community of anonymous posting of comments online? I like to read about events in Palo Alto as a way of staying connected. I like to see what others have to say. I can’t see any advantage to saying it anonymously. There is no retribution to fear, no Stasi to haul us away. Don’t we owe each other the courtesy of standing up and being recognized for what we believe? If that causes us to be more temperate and thoughtful in our remarks, isn’t that a benefit as well?