Re: Should the _Times_ be anonymous?

Rich Skrenta (
Tue, 23 Aug 1994 16:26:50 -0400 (EDT)

> I don't however think this should be compulsory as anonymous
> messages do have their uses.

I haven't heard any compelling arguments to keep anonymous messages.
Now, going through the _Times_ I can find some "good" anonymous
messages. But then there's all the trash.

> The faction is
> the only entity that can be positively tagged as belonging to an individual
> player. Authenticating an article as having come from a unit, where that
> unit has never been seen or linked to a particular faction, is virtually
> then same as an anonymous posting and will be used as such.

Not true. There are many ways to track down the owner of a unit.
I like the feel of having posts come from units. It's natural, you
can try for anonymity, but there's always the chance that someone
will, through game play, blow your cover. This is good.

I like the TIMES order because it saves me work and the attributions/payment
work nicely with it. (I can add an ENDMESSAGE keyword so you don't have to
count lines).

I like signed posts since I think it may raise the quality of the Times
and cut out a lot of the trash and slander.

Rich Skrenta <>

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