Quote:Because commenting is often anonymous or pseudonymous, practitioners can be freed from many social rules as well as many of their own inhibitions. We all know the results. Boorishness. Bombast. Preening.
Quote:Even if you donít intend to use your name, write your comment as if you were. Ask yourself if you would be embarrassed to see your name attached to what you are about to post.
Quote:Remember the sensitivity police are a thousand miles away, chasing people who donít use gender-inclusive pronouns. Out here you are on your own. Donít imagine you can score any points by declaring that you are shocked or offended.
Ivanhoe wrote:There are several harmless reasons why people choose not to use their real names on internet forums.
Unless you know the person, and their name, in real life, there's absolutely no guarantee that somone who posts as "johnsmith100" is actually called John Smith.
Why do you continue to flog this horse?