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Well, I did go to high school with a kid named John Doe! Honest! As he was wont to run afoul of the law now and again, it did cause certain difficulties!AAA wrote:5. In any case, excepting known (publishing) authors and short of presenting passports, I do not see that "John Doe" will be any more "real" a name than "Panzerdude438" or whatever.
A number of people have expressed grave reservations about disclosing one's real name. I hope the reservation that I and others have expressed have dissuaded you from implementing this policy. Already, we have anecdotes about real estate deals not closing, losing important business contacts based on one's interest in this area of history.Jason Pipes wrote:Lively debate so far, I appreciate the many responses and think the conversation is great for the future of the site. Keep it up!
Actually, my post was not racy at all. And that is exactly the point. Nothing has happened, perhaps because of the stigma of some of my more taboo interests. She is busy, and it is the holidays, so perhaps not all is lost. But even so--it is simply not a good idea to let just anyone know aboout one's interest in this area of history. And when that person holds your needs hostage, whether they are economic (employer) or sexual (potential lover of f*ck-buddy), such precautions are even more tantamount. Of course I yield to such temptations only because the good guys lost--because we live in a modern day Weimar Berlin--a Sodom and Gomorhha--in which all romanticism is utterly forlorn, in which my own Lilli Marleen is not to be found to whom I could devote myself utterly and completey, but I digress! The point is a very promising prospect, who wanted me to attend her audition at amateur night at some strip club is in peril, is very likely in jeopardy, perhaps because I told her I have an interest not only in a hobby shared by a forty year old vigin, but because of my strong interest in German military history. So no, Jason, I do not want information about my interests readily available on the world wide web. Off to go drink!statemachine wrote:We understand Einsamer_Wolf.A little racy for most of us.
Then you have the hard-rightist agenda-ridden trolls, don't you agree..? Or are some agendas more "right" than others? I could also name them and so could a lot of other members.you identify the hard-leftist trolls and their acolytes, and you exclude them, banning them when they pop back up under new false names.