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  •  That works too! (4+ / 0-)

    as does imagining that they are present "in person" without the anonymity seems to embolden some folks to say something harsh.

    Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

    by cassandracarolina on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 10:06:17 AM PDT

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    •  Even with a pseudonym I don't feel so (5+ / 0-)

      hidden that I feel free to say something harsh myself. Of course, I could be misunderstood, or have a moment of stupidity!

      I dare say there are a fair number of sockpuppets here (although I'm not including the Kossack sockpuppet in that group), but I do imagine living breathing human beings behind the user names.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 10:12:03 AM PDT

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