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Author Topic: Anonymous Members- Useless for MSG membership  (Read 1886 times)

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« on: December 11, 2016, 09:30 »
Recently, a member told me that being anonymous adds little to nothing to being a member on this site. 

If I cannot show my links that most likely I am lying about my sales and other things in the business. And if I am Afraid to show my images that I must not be that good anyway. 

Maybe they are right.


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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 09:34 »
Don't worry about it! I read every members response regardless of their name or link. I think some people are afraid to speak out if they use their real name too.

« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 09:38 »
That is one persons opinion.  I often get a lot out of anonymous posts.


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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 10:46 »
Possibly someone just wanting to rip off your ideas.

« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 11:20 »
PLEASE do not worry about this guy!! I know who you are and you are a great person and what you say here about your sales is correct. I know you don't lie! Keep posting!  :)
« Last Edit: December 11, 2016, 11:23 by Stickystock »

« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 11:38 »
This debate happened a year or two back - urging Tyler (Leaf) to enforce showing your identity. A number of people left even at the prospect of such a thing.

I've never been anonymous here, but I strongly support the option for those who need to be. Agencies are - have been and probably will continue to be - vindictive and close people's accounts when they don't like what a contributor is saying. Some people do not want it known they contribute to microstock sites (some macro agencies don't approve). Some people are concerned about copycats. There are probably other legitimate reasons to remain anonymous.

Spotting trolls isn't hard, even with anonymity. People who recently joined and start lecturing about how to do things in microstock are easily ignored too ("teaching your grandmother to suck eggs" is the phrase I grew up with to describe this)

The hardest part of anonymity is that you can't judge any comments about portfolio performance over time when you don't know if the person has 200 files or 20,000 and whether they've been doing this for a decade or 18 months. That seems like an OK price for keeping a broad range of people able to participate here.

« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 13:59 »
This must have come up because another thread
Im pretty sure i can guess who it is
Anywho, who cares what another person thinks, we are all free to express our opinions, and we are all free to accept or dismiss said opinions

Carry on...

« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 14:45 »
As Jo Ann rightly said there are all sorts of reasons for people being anonymous here and, to be honest, even when they are not I don't go rushing to check their ports before deciding the worth of their opinions. Forum posts might be interesting and informative (or not) but I wouldn't make decisions just based on those.


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