I haven't found anything in the news that has piqued my interest today, but after some dings I've taken from Anonymous posters both here and on some other sites, I would like to discuss a topic related to the medium of "blogs," and that is Anonymous posting.
First, my most steady and consistent poster is Anonymous. I know he does not like doctors, is against re-development, and has very strong litmus test positions that I sometimes disagree with. Although I've never met this person, I like them and appreciate their continued support. I am 100% certain that this blog would have died in August had it not been for their prodding and disappointment that I did not keep up with my posts.
Second, I would appreciate the opportunity to develop this relationship with other readers and posters. Even if this is just a common string of posts signed with "TP" or some other marker to note a persona, I think it would help the discourse. I suggested this before, and it didn't seem to take on.
Third, I think Anonymous ad hominem attacks are cowardly. They don't help the conversation and tend to be pot shots. Just like the unwritten rules for school-yard fighting was no kicking, no biting, and no head-butts, the unwritten rule for Anonymous posting is "If you're going to throw insults, stand there to accept the response."
I would like to hear why some prefer to remain completely and totally Anonymous without even a nome de plume. Do you think it helps the discourse? If so, how?