Thursday, November 25, 2010

Should we be anonymous or not in the Crowsnest Pass?

Good question, I have posted comments from people that are more often than not "anonymous" should I, other bloggers, or for that matter any form of media allow the practice?
I have posted comments from people that say I'm the new gal in town if you have something to say, say it to my face. I have received emails from a couple of people that say I should not allow this, I have had it said to me on the street.
Should people be forced to put their name to something before it's posted, or printed? in a perfect world I would say yes.

But the world we live in, is far from perfect, you know what if people could speak there mind freely and not feel intimidated that would be great. If people could speak there mind and not feel they were going to have to face retribution in the public forum, that would be great.
Some people only know how to survive by attacking, threatening, or intimidation.
Does this happen in this community you bet, I hope one of our new leaders stands up to one of these bullies and they will find out very quickly what they are really like.

Back to the issue should we in the blogging business allow anonymous comments? you bet.
Over the years I have always signed my name to anything I have written, but that's me. Some people are just not comfortable doing that, they worry about the crap I have spoke about above. They worry about the impact on their friends, family or in some cases their business so you know what folks if you want to sign your name that's great, if you don't that's great too.

The only anonymous I will not allow is something that attacks a persons medical conditions, or is in my humble opinion libelous. (Yes I have had several of these)


Anonymous said...

Don't we read "anonymous" comments every week in the local paper??????????

Crowsnest Pass Home said...

You do so