Re: Should the _Times_ be anonymous?

Greg Lindahl (
Tue, 23 Aug 1994 17:06:17 -0400

> 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?

Much of the discussion of this hasn't really focused on what I think
are the main points:

1) It's useful to have optional authenticated attributions
2) Some forms of misinformation are unethical.

An example of #2 is the times article attacking Greg Lindahl. I think
it's fine for folks to assault Oleg the Loudmouth in print,
anonymously or not. I don't think it's fine for folks to anonymously
attack a player in print.

As for #1, the large number of falsified articles are making the Times
useless. An ability to sign articles would help readers classify
articles into "white" and "black" press.

-- g

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