Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

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Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

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Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby Daddy D » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:07 pm

http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/for ... e-20120818

NO, it's wrong and ineffective...
MR LESLIE Fong ("The rightful slaughter of Three-Legged Chicken"; Monday) asserts that the high quality of public discussions achieved by the ban on pseudonyms in The Straits Times can be transferred to online forums by doing the same.
However, the Internet is a different medium: It has a larger user base and is uncensored; so undesirable remarks in online forums are inevitable....


http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/for ... f-20120818

YES, Be fair, identify yourself...
I CONSIDERED it a right and courageous move in 1989 when Forum writers were barred from using pseudonyms ("The rightful slaughter of Three-Legged Chicken"; Monday)...


What do you think?
All the forums can close shop Liao... :censored:
So many Tan Ah Kow... How to identify later? :scratchhead:

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby SilentHermit » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:19 pm

What's next? All men must wear red underwear on Sunday's?

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby 3Boys » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:06 pm

I would have said yes in the past, but I vote no now. There is value in anonymity.

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby onemore » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:30 pm

3Boys wrote:I would have said yes in the past, but I vote no now. There is value in anonymity.


Yes indeed, certainly some value there...

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby limlim » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:35 am

onemore wrote:
3Boys wrote:I would have said yes in the past, but I vote no now. There is value in anonymity.


Yes indeed, certainly some value there...


Just look at comments on online forums and comments when people on the streets were interviewed with their full face on TV....

BIG difference......

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:07 pm

SilentHermit wrote:What's next? All men must wear red underwear on Sunday's?


That would be good. Lucky I only stock red underwear.

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:12 pm

The value of the Internet is its ability to allow people to communicate without the prejudice usually present in face-to-face intercourse. Without even touching on stereotypes or racist issues, consider this: would you seriously listen closely to anyone who has just eaten garlic for lunch? Half of the time you are probably trying to think of excuses to remove yourself from the conversation.

Focus on the issue, not the person making the issue. That is what the Internet allows, and that is what we uphold in KiasuParents.com.

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby buds » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:21 pm

3Boys wrote:I would have said yes in the past, but I vote no now. There is value in anonymity.


:goodpost:

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby buds » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:23 pm

SilentHermit wrote:What's next? All men must wear red underwear on Sunday's?


Ermm.. (what's next?) Women must wear bikinis on Sundays. Yes, red too. If you prefer.

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Re: Banning pseudonyms online: Yes or No?

Postby limlim » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:40 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
Focus on the issue, not the person making the issue. That is what the Internet allows, and that is what we uphold in KiasuParents.com.


*Like*

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