On 6/2/2014 12:22 PM, CRPence wrote:
On 01-Jun-2014 22:46 -0500, Vernon Hamberg wrote:
And I still wish this poster would reveal his true identity!!
No reason really, IMO, to know a name\identity; any pseudonym
suffices for me, because while I know [or so my NewsReader tells me]
that "Vern Hamberg wrote:", I do not know for example, that is your
"true identity". Besides, I detest personally addressed responses in
a public forum, thus I would have no reason to know any identity
[other than an attribution; mostly to locate any trimmed quoted
text]. IMO all responses should be directed as a reply to the
question, not as a reply to the questioner, in the spirit of a public
discussion. The attribution of the quoted reply is sufficient
identifiable information, and the additional personalization of
addressing the individual associated with that /persona/ makes the
discussion appear to be a private between two individuals where
everyone else has become in a sense, uninvited.
But if someone insists on addressing the author with a name other
than HotelTravelFun or HotelTravelFunDotCom, they could try using one
of the many various signatures used for posts using that email moniker
in the past; among them: (Phil, JN, Charles, Phil Kestenbaum, JT). No
matter which, given they apparently have not finalized on a moniker to
use, other than the email and subscription identities.
The main reason I at least like some idea of a name is that these lists
have become other than anonymous for me - there is more of a social
aspect, and names are part of that. In the last almost 20 years on here,
I've made what I consider good friends.
Also, it is not clear whether someone wants to conceal something - I am
perhaps too suspicious at times - hoping less so as I mature!