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  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 07:06pm

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    ckessel

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

[quote=Ray Hewitt]

Being that I operate my own website, I know first hand that one cannot run a website and and remain anonymous. That lesson stuck when I had a phone call to my home from an angry reader. This is not something I gave any thought to either way. Now you’re going look at my face every time I post.

 

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Ray, I like you better allready. I’ll have to get a mugshot of myself and get it posted .

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 07:06pm

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    tom.

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

[quote=Chris Kresser]

[quote=Tom Loftus]No Problem Here
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Tom,

Who were you previously?  Might help to put your old username in your signature. 

 

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lol … that was so yesterday though  Laughing

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 07:30pm

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    joe bender

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

hi erik

good example of how you " fan the flames"

i never said i was offended by anything. you fan the flames by putting words in peoples mouths..

i have been in 12 step programs for over 16 years. here is how we tend to do it.

we own our stuff. all you have to say is yes it " might" have been a mistake i am sorry if i did anything to

detract from the intent of having a "hero " acknoweldgement. end of story.

this was supposed to be about michael not about you justifying or chris justifying anything.

i get that michael is a "hero " for his monetary contribution and is posts and anything else he might do to promote a greater understanding of what we are experiencing. what i dont get is why using his real name makes him a hero or even contributes to being a hero. i was not offended i just found it extraneous. i did not post anything reagrding his using his name until this thread went of the reservation. 

i certainly appreciate all that you do here. i also think you might want to look at how you seem to be a lightning rod at times and if you wish to remain so . and whether being a lightning rod is useful to furthering what we euphemistically call  "the cause".

i have no need to be right i have a need to make this a better world. i posted about having a public showing so that it might give some one else the impetus to do the same. 

thank you again michael glad you are here………………….btw is michael  hohne your real name?

joe2baba

 

 

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 07:34pm

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    switters

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

[quote=Ray Hewitt]

Being that I operate my own website, I know first hand that one cannot run a website and and remain anonymous. That lesson stuck when I had a phone call to my home from an angry reader. This is not something I gave any thought to either way. Now you’re going look at my face every time I post.

 

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Ray,

I’m not sure if you read my post above, but I was referring to you when I said I feel remorseful about how I engaged with certain members of this site.

It’s abundantly clear that we don’t agree on many things.  Those disagreements can produce strong feelings and opinions, and I suspect that we are both passionate about what we believe in.  But I don’t feel good about some of the interactions we’ve had and I regret resopnding the way that I did in those cases.

I value your contribution here and hope that we can continue our lively debate in a more respectful and considerate manner.

Chris

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 07:52pm

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    Michael Höhne

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

btw is michael  hohne your real name?

Yes it is. Actually it’s Höhne, but you won’t find the "ö" on your keyboard and Hoehne is as good as Höhne. My blog is http://www.stunnware.com/?area=blog and from there you can read as much as you want to verify my identity. You’ll even find additional pictures and contact information in the about section.

Michael

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 08:11pm

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    castlewp

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

Okay, we really need to stop this thread.  Every time I think this issue is done, bang another post.  It’s getting embarrassing and we don’t want to run off any more contributers.  Please let’s get back to the issues at hand like the Fed stealing our money and futures.

 

Bill 

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 08:51pm

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    Keith Wilson

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    Re: Heroes in Action: Michael Höhne

My original off topic post can now be found here , where it belongs.

In the proper spirit of this thread, I’d like to add my thanks to Michael Höhne for his contribution.  Each of us in our own way can help spread this message, and I too feel that we need to do all we can to speed the process of reaching more people.

 

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 08:58pm

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    DavidLachman

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

This is the only internet site blog I actually signed up at. I don’t read that many other blogs, but it never occurred to me that anonimity was an issue. I thought the screen names and funny pictures were all about equality, not judging anyone the way people get judged in the face to face world by sex, race, clothes, body size, etc. I actually thought it was odd when a real name and face showed up, it seemed so out of place. I just assume the government has access to all electronically transmitted data streams–so no one was trying to "hide" from big brother. I assumed the avatar and picture were another place to make a statement or be creative or have fun.

Now I see that for many people there is potentially a lot more going on about privacy and openness and the politics of who knows what about whom. I read a lot of posts but don’t make many myself as I feel that I’m still learning, and soaking it all up, trying to figure out what the future holds and how to have some positive effect on reducing the suffering that is to come. I’ll have to give some thought to changing my name and picture. I’m mostly just glad when I see a post and it’s not the stock market graph (or is that an image of Chris’s heart rate?).

It is refreshing to see the comments on this site, regardless of who they are from, as the issues that the crash course raises are the most important ones we will face as a society for the foreseeable future.

As for all the heroes, both named (Michael) and as yet unnamed, thanks for all you do to get these topics out into the public eye, whether by your money or your other efforts. Thanks to Chris and the entire PeakProsperity.com team for all the effort they put into this project. They are also heroes. I look forward to meeting some of you in February at the Rowe MA seminar face to face.

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 09:20pm

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    gyrogearloose

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

[quote=jrf29]

To claim that every one of their posts ought to be as well crafted and carefully worded as the crash course implies that they ought to act like politicians, carefully wording every statement so as not to offend anybody in the world. 

 

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 I ( usually ) try and ensure what I write makes logical sense, 

I am certainly not trying to act like a politician

PC offends the hell out of me so by its own rules should be banned !   Laughing

 

Cheers Hamish

  • Sun, Dec 14, 2008 - 09:28pm

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    Aaron M

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    Re: Anonymity versus openness of identity in forums

I’ll own up to my words, and allow anyone to know my name and beliefs.

Because I refer people to this site, I’d rather they know who I am and where I stand.
I don’t believe in ‘giving’ information out about my self, but we live in a world where we are continually being de-humanized;

We’re referenced as numbers in our dealings with businesses and we talk to each other anonymously on the internet.

I have changed my tact.
I’m Aaron Moyer, and I’ll post here under my name, my face and I’ll own anything I say.

Cheers, and nice to meet you.

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