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BennyMD4123
Posts: 26/77
Originally posted by One Shot One Kill
The only thing you can track is the ip address now a days.


I just want to one-word-comment on this for a moment.
PROXY.

If someone does something through a proxy site, and should it be bad enough for their IP to have to be traced, most proxies can and will prevent tracing.

The only reason I have to use proxies from time to time is due to my idiotic cable company always being asses and blocking all frequently viewed sites.
(It gets annoying.)
Bitmap
Posts: 5831/7838
Originally posted by Ryan
It'd be interesting to see a non-anonymous bomb threat...

"Dear Xeogaming HQ,

I am writing to you to inform you of three bombs planted by major weakpoints in your building's structure. They will detonate in an hour unless you send three million dollars to ebaumsworld before that time.

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Whitehead, anonymous' P.A.
*Insert address here*"


Fixed.
Ryan
Posts: 1561/1748
It'd be interesting to see a non-anonymous bomb threat...

"Dear Xeogaming HQ,

I am writing to you to inform you of three bombs planted by major weakpoints in your building's structure. They will detonate in an hour unless you send three million dollars to 4chan before that time.

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Whitehead, anonymous' P.A.
*Insert address here*"
Bitmap
Posts: 5822/7838
Originally posted by Soiex
I know, I know. I knocked it off. Antagonizing words were said through PM and I decided to be the bigger man and drop the whole thing.

So, internet anonymity is essentially the cause of almost all the problems online. Look at 4chan, that place is terrible and filled with the seedy underbelly of the internet, but it (every few years) produces a gem of comic gold.


You have never been to the Something Awful forums have you? That place is a goldmine for funny crap. (Disregarding anonymity, do you know everyone there? In one way, they are anonymous if you think about it. I could be, but I am a little too open.)

4chan has always been garbage, and the site itself knows it, its even a meme for fucks sake.

Anonymity is just like getting a drivers license, its a privalage(sp?), not a right. Take a look at all the "Anonymous" bomb threats and so forth? Where is their precious Anonymity? Gone.
True Flight
Posts: 3379/5243
You know it's something that's a big hush hush here... just like what was his name... Uzumaki?

ANYWAY.... Internet Anonymity... annoying... makes me urk to see spam. But hey it's going to happen all the time. The only thing you can track is the ip address now a days.
Cairoi
Posts: 3086/3807
That conversation ended, Spartan. Let's try and NOT bring it up again.

This is a general warning. The Mark argument is not to be touched upon again.
Spartan
Posts: 1461/1566
*cough* I'm pretty sure Mark's fare from anonymous, Lets see probably half the board his has phone number, his aim and knows what city he lives in and who his friends are.
True Flight
Posts: 3371/5243
first *cough* honesty box *cough*

second... it's fucking annoying. *nods*
Xeios
Posts: 2695/2954
I know, I know. I knocked it off. Antagonizing words were said through PM and I decided to be the bigger man and drop the whole thing.

So, internet anonymity is essentially the cause of almost all the problems online. Look at 4chan, that place is terrible and filled with the seedy underbelly of the internet, but it (every few years) produces a gem of comic gold.
Kard Ayals
Posts: 2228/2915
I've got a ban hammer and I'm not afraid to use it!!

(p.s: knock it off guys, I'm serious)
The Accidental Protege
Posts: 2489/2641
Knock it off, both of you. You should know better than that. And I don't care who's at fault in this little spat. Let's get back on topic, what say?
Xeios
Posts: 2694/2954
Originally posted by thexare
If you're not a full moderator or admin, quit trying to argue with my decisions in Debate Shrine!


Very passive aggressive.
Astrophel
Posts: 2021/2724
When someone's banned, "we don't want you here" is exactly what it means!
Xeios
Posts: 2693/2954
Clever personal attack you say. I think that was exactly what your edit was, so keep to yourself next time, the web site is a big boy and can handle some shots at a member that has been nothing but a joke since his first ban eons ago. You should also learn a thing about what a "clever" personal attack consists of, mainly every time you editted his posts with the same thing, that counts as a "clever" (but not really) personal attack.

Originally posted by Thexare
Edit: Hi. Thexare here. Just letting you know that the grey name color means something - specifically, it means "fuck off, we don't want you here."


I rest my fucking case.
Astrophel
Posts: 2019/2724
Xeios, do take note of that edit. I'm trying to keep this forum free of any bullshit (including the "post consisting of nothing but a "clever" personal attack, whether the target is banned or not), and I don't want anyone - especially staff - undermining that.
Lord Vulkas Mormonus
Posts: 3076/4539
Personally, I think that having internet anonymity is good and important, but like all rights and priviledges, it will be abused by those who seek to cause harm.

But something to realize is, if someone is going to cause problems, they'll cause problems, a faceless mask behind the internet is just one way for them to do it.
Xeios
Posts: 2684/2954
Wow.

Don't edit my posts when they do contribute.

For all those who missed it, I quoted Shadow several times then said "I rest My Case"

For 90% of his posts are exactly what internet anonymity does to people, and I had completely proven my point without having to say very much at all.
avatar of law
Posts: 471/486
I would say that being unnamed is only good when you're asking personal questions, and not wanting people you know IRL to find out. Or to speak out politically. However, there are far too many people who have too much time on their hands. Many of these individuals/groups, whom we all know, and will go un-nammed, use it to find information on others and bully them. I have witnessed this while on a webcam chat on a big website. We were simply chatting, and her phone rings. Some Ex online friend called, made demands, and she was in tears. Some guy befriended a teenanger, got her information, and later used it to abuse the friendship.

It's too common that many of us older teenager, or adults know not to give out personal information to strangers. However, younger teens are out there trying to make sincere friendships. This group of bullies make it their job to pretend to be friends, and to be "Heroed." Hero-ed, is an act of getting a girl to flash, and posting it and bragging about it. If the girl no longer does it, he uses her private info, threatens to post it online and get her into trouble. If she resists, the group attacks with phone calls to the house, letters to their teacher, ect.

While being unknown is great for someone who is trying to make changes to policies, it hasn't been used for good, at least where i've been.
Elara
Posts: 4856/9728
While I despair that you have made another account and posted again, I must say that is a good essay, though you seem to take no strong stance.

I say that anonymity is a good thing on the internet... yes there are those that abuse it, but so much more good comes of it than bad. Besides, if there are teenagers out there killing themselves because of something said to them on MySpace then they had way bigger problems than talking to a person with a pseudonym.

Kyoku kun
Posts: 899/1329
What do you all think about internet anonymity..?

I like the idea of being able to post whatever you want without people knowing who you are, but it also lets people like the guys that troll myspace pages driving kids to suicide get off without any consequences....

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