[b-hebrew] FW: Sign Your Messages Please

Dr Raoul Comninos capechurch at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 02:15:06 EDT 2007

I note with interest that a question I asked about the secondary
stress of a meteg was completely ignored by members of the list,
whereas the issue of how one sign's one's name has generated a great
deal of attention. Is this a Hebrew forum?

Raoul Comninos (my real name)

On 8/5/07, Bruce Prince <bruceprince at bigpond.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers
> Bruce Prince
> Australia
> -----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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Dr Raoul Comninos
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