Looks, like, I, need, to, work, on, my, writing, skillz, then.
Good thing I'm not a paid wordsmith.
And to think this all started because of my bad writing. It was so murky, that folks couldn't even realize that I was simply agreeing with Mr. Schneier's article, and saying that I think that it's a good idea to behave in ALL my affairs, ESPECIALLY the ones that I think are anonymous.
I regret the "grow up" comment. That elicited a negative reaction. I apologize.
I have found, that whenever folks truly believe they will not be called to account for their words/actions, they tend to...devolve. Return to their hunter/gatherer roots.
Sadly, we do this in a medium that has no "forget" switch.
I have seen my own comments, from years ago, that I would have SWORN were anonymous, pulled up and presented to me.
So, nowadays, I just try not to descend to the depths displayed in these comment threads.
Sadly, SlashDot seems to have quickly degenerated into a mindless, ad hominem mosh pit (shows my age, eh?). Just like CNN commentards.
I've been trying to do my part to be a good member here (I sort submissions and metamod every day, and try to use mod points wisely, including promoting comments that I disagree with, but deserve to be elevated, etc.).
I have a feeling that I'll probably sign off here in a bit.