How important is anonymity on the forum to you....

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  1. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon Silver Member

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    ....and why?

    I'm just curious.
     
  2. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Very important. It's the reason I'm here.
     

  3. thewitt

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    Everything here is captured on the Interwebs and the Wayback machine forever, so there's that.
     
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  4. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    I don't want some perv stalking my family - so I never post pictures or use my real name.

    If it was just me - I would not care - but it is the protection of my family more than anything that makes anonymity important.
     
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  5. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Yup///very important to me too....just like Ralph said in post #2
     
  6. NMG26

    NMG26

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    My work is top secret

    Not even my mom knows what I really do down here
     
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  7. slamdunc

    slamdunc JAFO

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    I’m indifferent about it now since I don’t do ‘secret squirrel’ stuff any more. I’m only concerned with following my agency’s social media policy so everyone knows what I do, just not where I do it.
     
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  8. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon Silver Member

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    yeah....in your case I understand.
     
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  9. pgg00

    pgg00

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    A few people here know me personally. i have to be careful because all if takes is one complaint from some butthurt SJW type to ruin a career now.
     
  10. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon Silver Member

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    Thanks all. I'm "internet famous" because of many, many years of participating on a forum. The rules on that forum is that you have to identify yourself as a "commercial" user and disclose any and all brand affiliations you have. This, plus press releases in trade magazines and such have made me very easy to Google.

    As far as I know, I haven't suffered any ill effects from it.
     
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  11. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon Silver Member

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    yeah...and there's THAT too. I certainly understand that LEO's (and others) have that concern.
     
  12. teeceetx

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    There is no anonymity on the internet. Your IP address is captured, so unless you are some serious IT pro who can mask their IP, you are out in the open.
     
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  13. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    I like anonymity on line but several members here know me in person. That's how I like it. tom. :cowboy:
     
  14. Joe!

    Joe! one two three get loose now

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    Not very important, considering there’s only like three Joes in the whole state. :whistling:
     
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  15. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon Silver Member

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    I'd recognize you by your hairdo and tats on your biceps. ;-)
     
  16. TScottW99

    TScottW99 Bird Catcher

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    Only met a few of you clowns in person. I’m close with a former member who lives in the valley. It’s not too hard to find people in today’s age. If someone is too concerned they probably shouldn’t be posting online.
     
  17. PBCounty

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    It's not really. I do have some concern for some of my posts / thoughts making its way to my employer, but that is really my only concern. I am a person who is about the town and circulating with people in real life anyway, where my full name is known, my license plate is on display, my friends are known, etc...so if I'm not worried about hundreds of locals who have immediate access to me, why would I be worried about internet folk who are largely far away?
     
  18. Nemesis.

    Nemesis.

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    It's important to the extent that if I'm railing against some GT commie who happens to be bigger and faster and stronger than me, if it turns out he's my next door neighbor; yeah, anonymity is important.
     
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  19. WeeWilly

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    Pretty sure there is a real price to be paid, at some point.

    I hope I am around to short all the biggest social media names, when that reality starts to sink in.

    Heck, people get rattled, at least for a moment, when bikini popup ads show up... :)
     
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  20. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    As a professional assassin for hire, I need to balance my privacy with the free advertising.
     
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