Should the _Times_ be anonymous?

Rich Skrenta (
Tue, 23 Aug 1994 12:17:35 -0400 (EDT)

Anonymity breeds bad behavior. We see this with a lot of the problems
AOL has had internally, and on the Usenet, and with teh
server. And in the Olympia Times.

I'm not a big fan of intentional disinformation campaigns, but figured
that players enjoyed trying to mislead each other in print. But perhaps
my instincts are right -- should posts in the _Times_ have attributions?

There are several possible approaches:

1. Put the poster's From: on their contributions.

2. Include the identity of the character who receives
the gold credit.

3. Include the identity of the faction that posts.

1 & 2.

And, of course, "leave it alone", which is what I'm inclined to do,
unless the players think that allowing anonymous posts is harmful
and should be disallowed.

Rich Skrenta <>

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