Leosghost - 8:52 pm on Sep 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm one of those who makes their living by making artwork , images , photos, sculptures etc ..the web stuff is a ( lucrative ) side line..like many who make images..we may offend some peoples imagined sky fairies..and so as to avoid a potentially fatal knock on the door ..or attack on our families ..anonymity is our defence ..
And if you read the recent fox news thread regarding the proposed paid for by the US govt "Cross memorial" at "ground zero" before the thread was pulled .. you'd know that those who think that atheists should be killed and or tortured or raped..don't all live outside of the USA..apparently at least 2000 of them live inside.
Those of us who might write or draw something that some crazy is prepared to attack us or our families over value our anonymity ..it keeps us alive.
The irony ? ..you signed up as nomis5 ..and you could have signed up as your real name ( many do )and posted a site in your profile ( many do )..but you didn't ..and for 6 years you've chosen to be anonymous..
Using real names doesn't protect your kids on either 4chan or bebo ( lookup bebo's history in Northern Ireland )..the sectarian bullying that went on for years there on that site was done by the kids classmates ..everyone knew everyone else ..
Most of the bullying of kids on 4chan is done by the kids own classmates..and using webcams..no anonymity there.
Most aren't don't know that their kids are bullied ..nor if their kids are doing the bullying ..
And most of the parents of the perpetrators think that it is their kids who need protecting from the others..because they allow their kids online without supervision..the net is a scary place for kids ..they need a friend or parent looking out for them when they are online..not someone who thinks that as long as everyone knows everyones name then every thing is bunnies and bambies..
Just like most child abuse, the victim normally knows the perpetrator , certainly knows their name ..and they are usually members of the same family or close social group..
No difference on line..
Google already know who I am ..I have accounts with them ..in both my real name an my companies names..
I do not need to have the rabid world and it's rabid dog knowing any of that ..and certainly not my address ( I have PO boxes ) or phone numbers ( all mine are unlisted )..and if at any time they were to insist on joining Google+ in order to keep my other Google accounts ..adsense included ..? would close all my accounts with them immediately..
re the PM .why ? No offense..But ..I don't care who anyone here is..knowing your name and or sites makes no difference to how I read your posts.