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Re: an animus

Rob Lingelbach wrote:

> And I don't think it should take the
> place of real debate on the TIG, because it's difficult to debate
> someone you can't identify.


Despite the occasional indelicate postings that may be encountered among any
gathering, I don't think that that is reason enough to sideline the potential
value of one of the most attractive aspects of online discussion - that is, the
richness of ideas that can occur in a discussion where the participants can
discuss topics free from the "yoke" of identity.

I do agree that requiring identity is a useful way to foster responsibility in
postings.  However,  I don't think that it is a stretch to suggest that there
must be some out there who hesitate to post questions or opinions.  I can't say
that I know what a good middle ground could be.  But considering how even
handedly you have moderated the group, I can't help but wonder "what if"
identity were optional with the benefit of your responsible moderation when

Tim Bond
DuArt Film & Video

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