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  • by alleria (201) on 2000.05.31 13:01 (#266)
    But I am not sure I care about what you say that may be unpleasant and need to be said if you aren't going to put your name on it. What kind of retaliation could there be? People may be mad at you? Well, if you don't have the guts to say it with your name and nick attached, I'd rather you didn't say it at all.

    A valid point. And why I voted for 'probably shouldn't allow anonymous postings.' However, you remember that series of postings on Slashdot about anonynimity in general, and the supreme court ruling that declared anonynimity to be 'necessary for the weak to defend themselves against the strong ...'? (not exact quote)

    Accoutability is a good thing. And while it's valid to say that people should be held responsible for their actions, it's equally valid to say that people should be allowed to say what they want to without repression/retaliation, and that anonynimity is a good way to guarantee this.

    ... of course, going back yet again the other way, there shouldn't be a great number of truly 'controversial topics' on UsePerl that get us all worked up (language wars aside, hehe), and we probably won't see the need to say things from which we need to hide ourselves, so yet again, reason #2 why I vote for no anonynimity.

    I have to admit that lack of spammage and flamage would be *very* welcome.