[b-hebrew] FW: Sign Your Messages Please

Bruce Prince bruceprince at bigpond.com
Sun Aug 5 01:45:15 EDT 2007

I believe the Moderators are correct in requesting that each post should be
accompanied by the sender's full name (fake or otherwise). There are a
couple of good reasons for this. Firstly, it lifts the group out of the
mediocre where members sign with a pen-name, alias, or in the better
instances - their proper first name. Often with this sort of freedom,
messages are posted without accountability, and I believe this group is
above that.

Secondly, the thoughts and opinions of the members of this group are often
valuable because they have their origin in extensive study, knowledge, or
simply a passion for the subject. Attaching one's handle to their own
comments shouldn't be a big deal.

It is easy to see where Jane is coming from, but her fears of being 'tracked
down' are based on a misunderstanding of TCP/IP addressing - which in
layman's language refers to how PC terminals are identified on the network.
Although it is possible to determine the address of Jane's ISP, it is not
possible to work out her home address from any of the header information
contained in her email messages.


Bruce Prince

-----Original Message-----
Brak wrote:
> But for some reason the moderators find that using a full name is 
> essential - something that I myself can't wrap my head around.

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