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#385967 - 03/10/08 01:17 PM ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal
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#385968 - 03/10/08 01:35 PM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: JAMJTX]
Kimo2007 Offline
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Umm Big Brother wants your name and address so he can monitor you and track you down.

Isn't our personal info over exposed as it is? Internet bullying seems like a flimsy excuse to surrender privacy, yet again.
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#385969 - 03/10/08 03:35 PM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: Kimo2007]
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You know, even if this bill was passed, it has no jurisdiction outside of the US, so the world wide web would be largely unchanged.
Anyway, for every razwell, there is a me, who values his privacy for non trollish reasons.
This bill is the equivalent of making everyone in a bar wear big badges with their name and address on them, just in case they offend someone else in the public place and they want to take action.
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#385970 - 03/10/08 04:35 PM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: Kimo2007]
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I agree making anonymous posting illegal is a bad idea. However, I hope it becomes the policy on many, many more sites in the future. There are some legitimate reasons for posting anonymously; registering political dissent under authoritarian governments comes to mind.

However, let's face it: for the most part, anonymous posting is a curse. It has done more to debase the quality of internet discourse than anything else I can think of. I have seen interesting sites destroyed in weeks by flame wars. I saw one site devoted to immigration issues hijacked by screeching xenophobes who eventualy drove everyone else away. The quality of too much discussion on the net is on a level with talk radio, and for the same reason. Every ticked-off, self-rigtious, loudmouth ignoramous on planet earth can spew venom without taking any responsibility of authorship.

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#385971 - 03/10/08 05:03 PM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: fileboy2002]
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fileboy

Good point!

The only problem I see is that the such people really don't care whom knows who they are and what they think.

Such idiots take considrable pride in being "screehing xenophobes".....mores the pity.
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#385972 - 03/10/08 05:07 PM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: fileboy2002]
Kimo2007 Offline
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Quote:

The quality of too much discussion on the net is on a level with talk radio




While I agree with your post, this is a case where the cure can be worse then the disease. This is a case where the internet community needs to self regulate.

This website is a great example of how people can maintain their privacy and the integrity of the forum remains intact.

Many forums out there do not have the community self policing or the sites moderating out the trolls.

Bottom line, I think the internet community will evolve on it's own without any goverment action. AND we should be quite concerned whenever any goverment body decides to get involved. I'd rather fight trolls myself, then get Big Brother in here to do it for me.
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#385973 - 03/10/08 05:16 PM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: fileboy2002]
Leo_E_49 Offline
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Quote:

I agree making anonymous posting illegal is a bad
idea.

...

The quality of too much discussion on the net is on a level with talk radio, and for the same reason. Every ticked-off, self-rigtious, loudmouth ignoramous on planet earth can spew venom without taking any responsibility of authorship.




I'd argue that this is still not a good enough reason to make it illegal.

In any case, banning anonymous internet use would result in an increase in the risks of identity theft. The only people who would remain anonymous would be hackers who would use other peoples' online identities to do their dirty work.

There is no such thing as complete surveillance of a population, only surveillance of the majority. Any hacker will tell you that no system is invulnerable. In this case, the various delinquents the system is designed to restrict will be the only people who escape its reach.
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#385974 - 03/10/08 05:42 PM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: JAMJTX]
grumbleweed Offline
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Registered: 08/12/06
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<<Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal.>>

does kentucky actually have the internet
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#385975 - 03/11/08 08:18 AM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: JAMJTX]
ThomsonsPier Offline
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Registered: 06/24/04
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Good luck with that, say I. Even if it does pass, which I doubt, it will be virtually unenforceable.
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#385976 - 03/11/08 10:05 AM Re: ... Make Anonymous InternetPosting Illegal [Re: fileboy2002]
Cord Offline
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Registered: 01/13/05
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Loc: Cambridge UK.
Quote:

I agree making anonymous posting illegal is a bad idea. However, I hope it becomes the policy on many, many more sites in the future. There are some legitimate reasons for posting anonymously; registering political dissent under authoritarian governments comes to mind.

However, let's face it: for the most part, anonymous posting is a curse. It has done more to debase the quality of internet discourse than anything else I can think of. I have seen interesting sites destroyed in weeks by flame wars. I saw one site devoted to immigration issues hijacked by screeching xenophobes who eventualy drove everyone else away. The quality of too much discussion on the net is on a level with talk radio, and for the same reason. Every ticked-off, self-rigtious, loudmouth ignoramous on planet earth can spew venom without taking any responsibility of authorship.




And yet, when given the chance to use any identity you wished on here, you chose to use the name fileboy, not divulge your given name.
There is nothing wrong with that whatsoever, and the cautious instinct that drove that choice is prudent, and the right to that judgement should not be removed.
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