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Why are you anonymous, and if not, why not?

Because I don't want my portfolio to be scrutinized
13 (13%)
Because I might get 'punished' by the agencies I am negative about
18 (18%)
Because I always post anonymous anywhere on the internet
5 (5%)
Because I am a troll
5 (5%)
Because I think the discussions get too 'personal' here
3 (3%)
I am not anonymous because I dont worry about any of the above
9 (9%)
I am not anonymous because I have nothing to hide
12 (12%)
I am not anonymous because I like to be open and up front with people
19 (19%)
I am not anonymous because it never crossed my mind to be anonymous
16 (16%)

Total Members Voted: 86

Author Topic: Why are you anonymous, and if not, why not?  (Read 9949 times)

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« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2012, 08:05 »
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I don't see a reason for myself to be anonymous.


« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2012, 09:57 »
+1
I can absolutely see why you'd want to hide your portfolio if you were saying horrid things about the diff agencies.


People get barred not for saying horrid things but just telling the truth.

« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2012, 16:00 »
+2
I have always respected and understood why people would choose to be anonymous here.  It is nice to be able to say exactly what you think without having to worry about reprisals from the agencies who monitor the forums. 

......

Not to mention that, when I do have a criticism or suggestion that I want an agency to hear, I think I have more credibility as a known individual than as a random poster.

i rarely post anything here that i havent already tried to discuss with the agency, so they shouldn't be surprised by anything they read here.  [exception would be generic things like recent review times, etc]

in one sense we're all semi-anonymous since we only know most of the people here thru what they post, whether signed or not.  i've been online since the early 80s and have always used a 'nym but readily identify myself if asked.  in early days the same handle might be found on very different forums and you'd recognize 'friends'.  today the internet is vast and nichified

for some topics it doesnt matter - technical information, etc, but for others it's useful to know the person 's backgd, biases, etc.  even when anon this is easily done over time


over times anons who keep the same nickname become as wellnown as those who identify themselves. so the only time anons are a problem is when they suddenly show up in a discussion with very opinionated or critical observations.  then they're flagged as trolls until enough evidence is gathered.  it doesnt really happen here very much, but on review sites like tripadviser, yelp, etc, it really affects how you need to consider a very good/bad review, esp'ly if it's an outlier.   on amazon, reading one rave review wont usually make me buy the book, unless i look at their other reviews and see they like the same other books i do.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2012, 16:57 »
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 i've been online since the early 80s


lol. even if you were 99% of us weren't, who were you talking to?

« Reply #54 on: December 25, 2012, 18:02 »
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 i've been online since the early 80s


lol. even if you were 99% of us weren't, who were you talking to?

i realize some here may not have been born yet

there was a BBS [bulletin board] community that interacted by 300 - 120 baud modems; there was compuserve, and colleges had online areas - one of our projects in a data structures course in late 70s was to write apps that would make it easier to play a multiplayer online game that was popular.  i wrote my first multiplayer games for the HP 3000 for use on the company network

there were a lot of ways to get online - what was missing was the internet to connect all the pieces
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 15:55 by cascoly »

lisafx

« Reply #55 on: December 25, 2012, 19:35 »
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 i've been online since the early 80s


lol. even if you were 99% of us weren't, who were you talking to?
Don't know why you quoted me.  I didn't say that. 

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #56 on: December 25, 2012, 21:27 »
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 i've been online since the early 80s


lol. even if you were 99% of us weren't, who were you talking to?
Don't know why you quoted me.  I didn't say that.

Looks like cascoly said that yesterday at 1400.  He had quoting something you said and when vannphoto was quoting him, he missed deleting your name in his clean-up of cascoly's quote and it came out as if you had said that instead of cascoly.  Just shows we all need to be more careful when editing a multiple quote.

RacePhoto

« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2012, 21:58 »
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 i've been online since the early 80s


lol. even if you were 99% of us weren't, who were you talking to?
Don't know why you quoted me.  I didn't say that.

Someone did a bad cut and paste:


 i've been online since the early 80s and have always used a 'nym but readily identify myself if asked.  in early days the same handle might be found on very different forums and you'd recognize 'friends'.  today the internet is vast and nichified


Hey cascoly I was a hub for Fidonet and national hub for UFOnet coming in from Canada. There's still a lingering group of usnet forums and groups, I don't participate anymore. My user name still pops up in searches with the fidonet number 154/414 and lists my fax number, which I still have. Except it's not a fax machine anymore it's and eFax.   :)

That was in the days of dialup and I started with a really cool (ha ha) 300 baud, internal Hayes modem on a card. Sending a one sided floppy would be a matter of start the transfer, go watch a movie, come back and see how it went. That was 113K of data (yes, one sided Apple Disc II floppy)

I'm avoiding the anonymous debate. As some people try to be a mystery because they don't want people to see their photos. (interesting when you think about that?) Some have real names and Internet names, (where I fall I guess?) and some use their real names. Note, almost no one here is using their NAME for an ID. so there is some degree of anonymity even with the ones who do have links and open links to their ports.

I'm not going to work for anyone who threatens and bullies me. You can assume that's why I and some others, refuse to work for some agencies that have publicly said, they will ban people who post negative messages on forums like this. Up Theirs, the little Hitlers.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #58 on: December 25, 2012, 22:04 »
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oh sorry, wrong [quote thingys.

RacePhoto

« Reply #59 on: December 25, 2012, 22:05 »
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oh sorry, wrong
Quote
thingys.

Forty Lashes with a wet noodle! (and you do the dishes after dinner...)

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #60 on: December 25, 2012, 22:06 »
0
lol, i fixed it. sort of... :D  html codes and stuff are not my thing.
clearly.


« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2012, 10:28 »
+1
That was in the days of dialup and I started with a really cool (ha ha) 300 baud, internal Hayes modem on a card. Sending a one sided floppy would be a matter of start the transfer, go watch a movie, come back and see how it went. That was 113K of data (yes, one sided Apple Disc II floppy)

I wrote my first programs in high school in '69, saved them on punched paper tape. First modem was 110 bps.  I worked for a company that made dialup modems; I remember when 1200 bps was "high speed" then (2400 bps was "high speed" etc.).  Remember "acoustic couplers" - you put the phone handset into 2 rubber cups?  So I was an early participant in BBSs. 

Originally, online anonymity was seen as a great equalizer; nobody was a "big wheel" online, and your posts had to stand on their own.  For one thing, there was no way to prove your identity; you could claim to be anyone or anything, but how could someone reading your post verify those claims? So any reputation and credibility you had came from the content of your posts.

Facebook caught on and now everybody expects everything to be 'social'.  Fine, if that's your thing.

« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 13:19 by stockastic »

lisafx

« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2012, 14:19 »
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oh sorry, wrong [quote thingys.

No problem :)

Just wanted to be clear, I had never heard of the internet in the early eighties.  I'm old, but I'm not THAT old ;D

« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2012, 14:41 »
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oh sorry, wrong [quote thingys.

No problem :)

Just wanted to be clear, I had never heard of the internet in the early eighties.  I'm old, but I'm not THAT old ;D

I'd be deeply surprised if you had, Lisa.  There was no Internet in the early eighties.  Back then it was still the ARPANET, and still limited mostly to government research labs and universities.  The Internet came into being around 1985, with the first domain name issued in March of that year to Symbolics.com, my employer at the time.

I had access to the ARPANET at Symbolics starting in late 1983, although I got to play with it in 1973 or 74 courtesy of a friend's access to systems at MIT.  That's only a couple of years after my first computer experience, at a National Science Foundation summer program at San Diego State in 1971.  That was an IBM 360 in those pre-networking days.  Punched cards, don't you know.

« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2012, 15:56 »
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Don't know why you quoted me.  I didn't say that.

sorry - in trying to avoid extraneous quotes, i left in 1 tag too many -- fixed now

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #65 on: December 26, 2012, 18:04 »
-1
This is a funny thread. I chose "Troll" just because its the most unlike-me assessment there is, which is funny, because that means I lied and made the pole inaccurate, which means I probably really am just a troll.

Poncke

« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2012, 18:07 »
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This is a funny thread. I chose "Troll" just because its the most unlike-me assessment there is, which is funny, because that means I lied and made the pole inaccurate, which means I probably really am just a troll.
  Exactly, so I rewarded you with a minus for ffing up the poll  8)


« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2012, 18:13 »
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I chose the first option.

A couple of months ago, i had a vector in the top 50 of SS. Honestly, the drawing was really simple, but the concept was a hit. In the weeks after, i saw more and more duplicates of my vector on the site + some other contributors had taken a good look to my complete portfolio and duplicate at least 5 of my bestsellers....

Personally, I've got nothing to hide, but i want to avoid things like this again.

lisafx

« Reply #68 on: December 26, 2012, 18:15 »
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This is a funny thread. I chose "Troll" just because its the most unlike-me assessment there is, which is funny, because that means I lied and made the pole inaccurate, which means I probably really am just a troll.

Nope.  If you were really a troll you would NEVER admit it :)

Poncke

« Reply #69 on: December 26, 2012, 18:17 »
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This is a funny thread. I chose "Troll" just because its the most unlike-me assessment there is, which is funny, because that means I lied and made the pole inaccurate, which means I probably really am just a troll.

Nope.  If you were really a troll you would NEVER admit it :)
You are right Lisa, its actually a wum  :D

Milinz

« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2012, 12:48 »
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The first ARPANET Interface Message Processors were at UCLA. Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) 1969
FidoNet founded in 1984 consisted of approximately 10,000 systems world-wide, which exchanged mail and files via Modems.
At a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. August 6, 1991
http://www.internetsociety.org/internet/what-internet/history-internet/brief-history-internet

« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2012, 12:58 »
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This is a funny thread. I chose "Troll" just because its the most unlike-me assessment there is, which is funny, because that means I lied and made the pole inaccurate, which means I probably really am just a troll.

LOL.

« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2012, 13:10 »
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I chose the first option.

A couple of months ago, i had a vector in the top 50 of SS. Honestly, the drawing was really simple, but the concept was a hit. In the weeks after, i saw more and more duplicates of my vector on the site + some other contributors had taken a good look to my complete portfolio and duplicate at least 5 of my bestsellers....

Personally, I've got nothing to hide, but i want to avoid things like this again.

That's what I don't understand. I can still go search for the top 50 of SS. If your drawing is there, I can copy it. It doesn't matter what your name is! Copycats are going to rip you off, whether you use your real name or not. Your port is being scrutinized because its good and worth copying, not because you are using a real or fake name. How does using a fake name stop me from scrutinizing your portfolio and copying?

But of course you are free to do as you wish, no matter to me.  :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 2012, 13:13 by cclapper »

« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2012, 15:52 »
+2
I'm happy to share my name and location at DT where I'm exclusive.  Nothing to hide and I'm sure the big sellers don't hide themselves away, kind of feels backwards to work on pushing your port but then hide from the buyers.  Happy New Year :)

« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2013, 01:03 »
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just wanna let you guys know (the anonymous) that I have found 2 in the last week, so be careful when you speak here at MSG, I am good ;D

I will keep it to myself, don't worry!


 

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