StressMerchant wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:43 am
Trimmed for brevity..
I prefer to remain relatively anonymous...
.... or even being interpreted as unhappiness with my employer or customer
I considered changing my handle a couple of times and eventually decided not to.
The reasons were simple:
-I like my handle, it's a nickname I earned a while back but that's a different story.
-Most people already know who I am, so it's not a secret.
-I am no less full of <<moderated - language>> in person than I am online (though less misinterpreted in person)
-I'm not looking for approval from strangers, so why do something to please people that are determined to not be pleased
-The snide or sarky responses I get (and often deserve) won't change, most know (or think they do) so why would it be different?
Besides, this has nothing to do with knowing who anyone is.
Those complaining about pseudonyms are happy to do so using one or to be validated by anonymous posters.
This really stems from when someone is unable to explain a belief and, when someone strongly disagrees with them it ends up with offence being taken.
The argument has contradicted itself at every turn and despite the moderators having shown why the concept doesn't work, it is a personal belief that rears it's head.
Like any personal belief it only works for like-minded people.