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#378250 - 01/09/08 10:22 AM to admin: policy suggestion
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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I suggest admins and moderators need to give (in profile) their real names, what arts they study/studied, and optionally what school/org they are currently with.

That does 2 things:
1. sets an example to deter somewhat from the forum phenomenon of 'anonymous bravery'. also promotes an atmosphere of honesty and openess.

2. minimize forum hypocracy when someone is asked who they are.

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#378251 - 01/09/08 10:30 AM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: Ed_Morris]
BrianS Offline
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I second that.
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#378252 - 01/09/08 11:18 AM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: Ed_Morris]
MattJ Offline
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This idea came up while I was admin at least once. While it is a good policy and constructive in maintaining forum integrity, I cannot in good faith recommend that as a rule.

Some people have situations relating to stalking or other potential assaults or hazards that can result from being "found" on the internet. Fortunately, I do not fall into that category, so I don't mind having my name, etc, out there. But not everyone is so lucky. There are considerations that others on the forum have to deal with relating to geographical/class/religious concerns that could mean harm to them if personal info was divulged.

From that point, I do not recommend mandatory disclosure. But I feel that everyone that can (without putting themselves in danger), should. FWIW.

I do agree that everyone's martial arts profile should be filled out, regardless.
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#378253 - 01/09/08 02:59 PM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: MattJ]
Ed_Morris Offline
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how about in bad faith, could you recommend it then? kidding.

it's just an idea, no demands here...I wouldn't want to put anyone at risk of being accused of breeching government secrets, offing anyone from the mission impossible NOC list...or even putting someone of unquestioned authority in the uncomfortable position of it being reveiled that they had lied.

wouldn't want that. so I withdraw the request - everyone can promptly put their heads back in the sand.

"Move along folks...nothing to see here."

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#378254 - 01/09/08 03:09 PM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: Ed_Morris]
oldman Offline
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Ed,
If you have a problem stop [censored] footing around. State it clearly.

I did not mean that to be offensive, I meant tip toeing.


Edited by oldman (01/09/08 03:23 PM)
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#378255 - 01/09/08 03:24 PM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: oldman]
Ed_Morris Offline
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fair enough. publically or PM ?

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#378256 - 01/09/08 03:34 PM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: Ed_Morris]
oldman Offline
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Feel free to contact me privately. Though I am no longer in the admin or moderator role I would address any question or issuse you bring as well as I am able.

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#378257 - 01/09/08 03:39 PM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: Ed_Morris]
MattJ Offline
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Quote:

it's just an idea, no demands here...I wouldn't want to put anyone at risk of being accused of breeching government secrets, offing anyone from the mission impossible NOC list




You do realize that this is an international forum, Ed? Some people post from areas like Croatia and Northern Ireland, etc, that have valid reason to keep their ID private.
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#378258 - 01/09/08 03:44 PM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: Ed_Morris]
Zombie Zero Offline
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Quote:

fair enough. publically or PM ?




Either works for me. However, if you have something you want to discuss specifically with me, I ask that you do so in PM first.
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#378259 - 01/09/08 03:59 PM Re: to admin: policy suggestion [Re: MattJ]
Ed_Morris Offline
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no. didn't realize that. I thought everyone here was from Mayberry. Did you realize my first post starts with: "I suggest admins and moderators... " not users.

To the anonymous admins and mods from Croatia and Northern Ireland: my appologies.

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