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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Administrative Note of Some Consequence

There's a good chance that sometime this month I will disable anonymous posting.

You will be able to continue posting pseudonymously, as some of you already do. (CK Dexter Haven!) You'll be able to post using a Google account, Open ID, or Name/URL. These choices are always visible on the comments dialog box.

I myself post on the Internet under my own name 98% of the time, for reasons of accountability and credibility. I use a pseudonym very rarely and only to protect the privacy of family members.

I use the "front page of the Times" test to determine how I feel about saying XY in public. If I'm not comfortable when I apply that test, maybe I should think twice about posting at all.

2 comments:

Rebecca M said...

"I use the "front page of the Times" test to determine how I feel about saying XY in public. If I'm not comfortable when I apply that test, maybe I should think twice about posting at all." Best advice I've seen in a long time--I wish more people would remember it.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Ha, yes indeed, and thank you.