I think it has it good points and bad points. I like it that "I" have the
choice of whether or not my email address is available. I can always add
that after my name, if I so choose.
I don't like the NAMES not showing up...sometimes I want to go back and
refer to a message that a particular person responded to...and when several
respond to the same "subject"...it will be difficult to find that particular
A potential problem that I foresee...is "nasty emails". People who want to
make negative or hurtful remarks can do so anonymously and we would have no
way to respond to that person personally. They could continue to create
problems on the list. Although I haven't seen this problem is a l-o-n-g
time to the best of my memory.
And I am glad to see familiar names showing up...I'm just glad we're back on
line. I've missed our emails and chatter!
>I agree...I don't like being anonymous either! I am adding my e mail
>address and will see if it appears on my message.
> Judy Nagel
>> Oh that was me who was having fun
>> Patty K.
>> and I don't care to be anonymous
>> and I don't much like this anonymous thing.
>> There is no privacy and no way to avoid spam on the internet and yes, I
>> tired to reply privately to one of the first posts and it came back to me
>> as undeliverable. So I guess this community has been narrowed a bit .
>> I'm not sure I want to wade though every post .
>> So I hope everyone reads the rules and addresses replies to the specific
>> The registration process did not ask for a user name so we are all
>> and I'm sure that helps with spam
>> But I don't like to be anonymous ---- in a community of art
>>> on 4/15/05 10:33 PM, Anonymous at firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>> Dear Art teacher, K-5, retired,
>>>> Being anonymous is a good idea to maintain privacy
>>>> and avoid spamers, but I'd like to address replies
>>>> to a name. Just a first name or a pseudonym would do
>>>> to make it more friendly.
>>>> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque