posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 04:19 PM
I do hope they do not do away with the anonymous post for one important reason that troubles me more and more of late.
Certain topics regarding politics, the economy, the Middle East, are often resulting in lots and lots of flags, and lots and lots of stars for the
original post, but very few members are actually adding posts to these threads.
Are people flagging and starring but not weighing in actually all just saying hey to original poster said it all? So I starred it and flagged it to
say so, and there is nothing I can personally add?
Or is the level of paranoia by many people starring and flagging increasing to the point they are fearful that leaving a comment could target them for
some reprisal in the future because of their politics and perspective.
If this latter is the case it sure is a frightening time for free speach advocates like myself, that would prefer my trial last a good long while
reviewing all my politiacl oppinions and statements before they hang me!
The anonymous post is one way for the fearful to weigh in and share.
I hope ATS will keep it available so the more cautious amongst us will share.