posted on Oct, 18 2010 @ 06:15 PM
reply to post by MrRed
fights, as you call them - i'd call them debates, here shouldn't be about what degrees or names people have. they should be about the ideas.
you seek to stop people from sitting on their high-horse, etc. laying bare our true identities here wouldn't stop that at all. it wouldn't knock
everyone off their high-horse, it would just rearrange us on to new horses. some high, some low just like now.
if you don't like the rudeness now, when our identities are nothing but a collection of ideas collected under a specific screen name or profile -
imagine how much greater the rudeness, self-satisfaction and bitterness will be among people with a view into others true identity.
today's anonymous but polite poster could very well be tomorrow's 'little napoleon' if suddenly they find that their education, for instance, is
above average on this site.
plus, don't forget, that our posts and threads are already logged. people who made these posts and threads under the expectation of anonymity would
be unfairly exposed to their friends and colleagues who may have no idea they're on ats.
laying out our identities would create an endless number of rabbit-holes and insults for our conversations to go down. i like it better this way.