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Screen Names VS. Real Names


Morning gans. While we are waiting anxiously on DeAndre Daniels to decide how soon he is coming to join the Cats, I have a little game for us all to play. Screen names vs. real names. Which is better??

Is the anonymity more important? Does the ability to remain completely removed from your opinions override the openness of someone knowing who is really writing or commenting what they are saying?

I have to confess, when I started this I really did not want anyone to know who I was or how to contact me, basically because until "The Door" I was only a sometime visitor to KSR and a couple of other sites I only read. Since becoming a contributor here and over at www.wildcatbluenation.com I have had to do more explaining about who I was, if for no other reason than to let people know where they could read my efforts. Here at ASOB, we all contribute from time to time, and we all comment very frequently. Now, please understand, my moniker as ABC has kind of become a trademark, and I have just come to embrace it, but as the net becomes more and more prevalent in day to day reporting and information, is it more important for people to be able to put a name with the face, or is it better for someone to be able to put their views out there with no fear of reprisals in real life?

Just for the record, I have gone to using my real name over at WBN, and am contemplating the same thing here, just so you know for my opinion in all of this. As we become more and more of a force in the daily reporting of UK Athletics, do we need to change? I noticed someone pointed out to Tru the other day that he was going to have to start doing this, and it got me to thinking. So let 'er rip ASOB. And let the chips fall where they may.

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