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Anonymous commenters refuse to out themselves. Duh.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Maybe because it's an old topic around here, but this seemed a little naive and outdated to me:

  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Oh, I don't know. I actually was a bit surprised by that, because I figure at least some people simply don't want to be identified by something as random as a message board listing but wouldn't mind for a story. Guess I was wrong.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    If enough people agree with you, I will remove the 'duh.' Might be a little rude.

    I did find it interesting that the one guy finally out himself after 16,000 posts, because he decided he wanted credit for his opinions. I truly get that, believe me.

    But the overall tone of the story seemed to be 'Anonymity gives people the freedom to say what they want to say.' Ya think?
  4. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Registration required. That is a pretty sweet picture with the article, though.
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