Mudcat Café message #1087510 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65758   Message #1087510
Posted By: Big Mick
06-Jan-04 - 08:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
Subject: RE: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
It simply comes down to this, GUEST, no matter how you try to change it. We have many fine Guest posts on this forum. It is not member/nonmember that causes me to react. It is when I see posts that are intended to be disruptive and mean spirited. I consider this to be the act of a bully, and I believe firmly that the only way to deal with bullies is to give them a dose of their own salt. If they are using anonymity to spread venom then I will expose them if I can find a way. If they are creating a false premise, then I will expose the premise. If they are using red herring tactics, then I will do my best to expose that.

It is not about agreeing with me. There are plenty of examples in my past posts that show disagreement with my positions. It is about attempting to disrupt to assuage the demons that reside in some people. The anonymity isn't the issue, because as Clinton points out everyone and no one is really anon on the net. It is when they are using anon as a shield for the destructive acts.

For what it is worth, Martin Gibson, I find many of your posts have great value here. But when you attempt to defend nameless GUEST who have an axe to grind, we part ways. And you do ID yourself, even if only with the nom de guerre you choose to post under.