POLL: Do you think anonymous posters are bad for the forum?

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Do you think anonymous posters are bad for the forum?

YES - I think forum members should be required to identify themselves by providing either their NSS number or their first and last name (for non-NSS members) in order to post. All forum members should be able to read anonymously
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42%
NO - I think posters should not be required to identify themselves in order to post. All forum members should be able to both read and post anonymously
28
58%
 
Total votes : 48

Re: POLL: Do you think anonymous posters are bad for the forum?

Postby NZcaver » May 5, 2009 4:13 am

That's cool. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on the finer points of this one. I think we already figured that out many posts ago. :big grin:

Now I need to go print up my own "expert" business cards... :tonguecheek:
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Re: POLL: Do you think anonymous posters are bad for the forum?

Postby Squirrel Girl » May 5, 2009 6:21 am

The way of the new century. I know a lot of people by their usernames, not their real names. In my mountain biking club, I'll go on a group ride and have to ask, "Who are you?" "I mean, what's your user name?"

Heck, there are all sorts of people I know here on Cavechat and have no earthly clue who they are in real life. And the ones who let their real names be known, I still have no earthly clue who they are. Some TAG caver I've never met. I can easily use their user names to know who I should ignore!
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Re: POLL: Do you think anonymous posters are bad for the forum?

Postby Bill Putnam » May 5, 2009 10:20 am

It doesn't matter to me who they are - it matters to me that, whoever they are, they claim ownership of their words and stand behind them.

I respect anyone who has a thoughtful opinion. I do not respect the opinions of those who spout off baseless and ill-informed nonsense because they are too lazy or uncommitted to do even minimal homework.
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pretending to be a lion.
The lion is not fooled.
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