I’d have to hide myself, muhaha!
'The whole universe is going to die!'
I've got social anxiety and already self-censor out of an unhealthy fear of disapprobation. That's why I lurk so much and post so infrequently. Heck, just look at my join date and my post count. And that's while I'm allowed to spew my retardation anonymously. If my online idiocy was indelibly associated with my real name, I'd never be more than a voiceless IP sucking up bandwidth.
When I complained to my parents about their lack of discretion about giving out my personal details, they would laugh. They just saw this guy as a harmless lovesick fool who amused them, but I was pretty tired of him appearing in all kinds of places I was, or sending mail to me when he should not have known where I was. Once, I had my mail delivered to a different place to the one one I lived in. He phoned there, to try to get them to give out the address of where I was living. I dont think he was dangerous or anything like that, but he sure was annoying.
No, Maybe, Maybe
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Yes, Maybe, Yes.
I really don't care if my real name is used, anything I say online, I don't mind being associated with, I'm not one of those gits who hides behind online anonymity. If I was paying for a service and I was getting some use out of their online forum, I'd keep doing so no matter whether my name was used or not. Free forums, who knows, it depends on how much enjoyment I got out of it, I may stay or move on depending.
I'm not personally embarassed or hiding from people (like my husband or Mom) knowing my opinions and views. . . so that doesn't occur to me.
What I say online is what I feel and think - there's no difference. There's also no difference forum to forum. I am the same - my ID changes.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
No-No-Maybe for me.
I caveat my answers that I would give my name to the SITE but if it were public, I would not. There are far too many exploiters and dangerous people on line. To reveal personal information on line to the 'general public' is a mistake and can come back to haunt a person very quickly.
Thank you, Quazi!
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I would be less active, since I have to make sure that my friends, family and my future employers approve of what I'm saying. Most of time I wouldn't mind, but sometimes I prefer it to be anonymous. But I would certinally post less.
Last edited by Camlon; 07-10-10 at 03:25 AM.