[LINK] A simple way to curb the trolls – end their anonymity

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Thu Apr 11 22:40:51 AEST 2019

On Thu, 2019-04-11 at 10:30 +0000, Stephen Loosley wrote:
> There’s a simple way to curb the trolls – end their anonymity

"Every problem has a solution that is easy, simple and wrong."

Lots of people who haven't really thought about things think there are
all sorts of simple solutions to problems like this.

If we are lucky, they are people nobody pays attention to and their
ill-considered musings have little effect.

If we are unlucky they are a respected personage who has decided to
wing it outside their field of expertise and they get taken seriously,
causing no end of trouble.

Short answer to that particular bit of drivel is that it isn't only
"doctors, teachers, soldiers and so on" that may need the protection of
anonymity. There are many, many more who do. It is unjust to silence
all the people who legitimately need anonymity just to silence the few
who abuse it.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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