Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Letters, we get letters
Even though nobody knows you're a dog on the Internet, anonymity isn't perfect. From the commenter's politics, language, references, and some other hints I'm not going to discuss, I've got an idea about a possible identity. I could be flat wrong, though, so I'll keep my idea to myself.
Not that it really matters. I'm not going to stop anonymous comments on the blog. I'm also free and easy about personal insults and obnoxious language directed at moi. The commenter was obviously trying to provoke me into a crackdown, but I didn't want to provide the satisfaction. A long time ago I did delete one (1) post from another commenter for gross obscenity.
I always use my real name when I post anything on the Internet. A true identity does offer some valuable restraint when the pixels get heated. (Can pixels actually get heated? I don't think so.) It would be nice if everybody followed the same rule. But that might make the Internet a far more boring place, might it not?