Re: Taking Responsibility Online
When I first read this my first impression was that it was a good idea. Now I'm not completely sure. It is possible that some people have good reason for anonymity. They may be hiding from a violent ex-spouse or something. They may express opinions that although are reasonable inflame someone who disagrees and has a violent tendency. This may seem unlikely but who knows.
Then there is the question of posting links. Some social media has new policies banning fake news sites and politically irresponsible inflammatory input. It won't remove such information from the internet but social media does not have to contribute to misinformation by allowing it on their sites. Some of the posters on the BB have posted long lists of fake news that is nothing more than extremist political propaganda and sometimes it is clearly obvious that they haven't read them themselves. Some of these same posters cut and paste information from these same sites without punctuation to indicate that it is not their own words, but plagiarism. It seems appropriate to use links to validate ones point of view but how can that be allowed when the posting of links has been so completely abused. Sometimes the same links have been posted repeatedly by the same poster over and over for years. I agree with Ronda it is not constructive discourse. I have presented some questions and don't know the answers. Any one that has been paying attention for awhile knows that bobcat is Gary Ott.