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Jun. 29th, 2001 | 10:15 am

I have a question about anonymous posts, if I reply to one does the poster have the option of receiving the notice that their message has been responded too?

I know that my journal talks about touchy subjects like orientation and gender identity that people might not want a comment connected to them. On the other hand if someone is responding in my journal I'd like to be able to read more about them as well.

So, what do other people think about allowing anonymous postings?

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from: soulsong
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 11:17 am (UTC)
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Personally I have them switched off. If someone needs to comment anonymously on my journal, I doubt it's something I really want to hear.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 02:02 pm (UTC)
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I think in my case that since I want to talk about issues that people find themselves closeted about, I think that I might get meaningful postings.

Though perhaps I should turn off ip address logging then, and just change to more restrictive levels if there's actually anything that goes wrong.

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Freya

That would be me I think ;)

from: moonglade
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 12:09 pm (UTC)
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I expect most of the anonymous posts have been me.
Sorry, I didn't really know it would be a bad thing.

I've just started trying to make a live journal thing but I'm not really happy with what I have written so far and I suspect I don't really have time to do it at the moment. I think I am too down just now to write entries too, so I may just end up deleting it.

Yes it's quite annoying most systems I have seen like this, not only let you know when someone has sent a reply but also usually give you some way of saying who you are too. (well the sort of board things I have seen)

I notice that it logs the IP of anonymous posters, but when I think about it, I suppose that might change a lot???

I think this is the most poorly implemented part of live journal. I think Tess is probably right and you should just turn it off because it seems like it's preety frustrating for both poster and reader.

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Freya

Re: That would be me I think ;)

from: moonglade
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Well I'm just feeling a bit down more than depressed at the moment. It's been a really lousy week. I've certainly spent some time hiding under the duvet in the past tho.

Well it's probably a bit late to be asking now, but could you delete that IP info from your posting? I didn't expect quite so much detail wow!

Tommorow morning is carboot day, perhaps it will be the start of a better week! :)

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Diane Trout

Re: That would be me I think ;)

from: alienghic
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 04:58 pm (UTC)
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It's rarely too late to ask to edit stuff.

There was actually quite a bit more... There was full contact information for several people. If you're interested track down a whois client and type in your favorite IP addresses.


Out of curiosity what does "Carboot day" mean?

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Freya

Re: carboot day

from: moonglade
date: Jun. 30th, 2001 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Carboot day means the day of the carboot!
When freya's go out to the carboot sale and buy strange items for 50p and the like.

Today I bought a Joni Mitchell lp, a poison girls 7" two furblets (fake furbys made by the mcdonalds corporation yuk!) a strange toy that makes sounds like a car and a fire engine and things. (oh and a really nice melodium in a case)

Top recent freya carboot finds have been:
(mostly more than 50p of course!)

A funny hand drum.
A couple of drum machines
A chorus/echo/fuzz/distortion box
A pair of expensive japenese headphones

A tyco toy loudhailer thing that makes you sound like a robot or makes your voice deeper (wow it's made to withstand a war!)

Some keyboard stands
Some casio keyboards.
My Amstrad NC100 notepad computer
A midi lead for my soundcard (at least that's what I hope it is!)

Carbooting is the highlight of my week usually.
It's like all the fun of shopping but without having to worry about how much you are spending so much. Of course you do end up worrying about how much you are spending, and you end up being in strange carboot world, where you think "Ooooh that's far too much money for that" whereas out and about in the greater world you would probably quite happily pay that amount and think it was cheap!

I have a few regrets for things I should have bought but they just sounded like so much money because I was in carboot land where most things are cheap!

Sadly the carboot is going to end soon.
Next week is the last day. It will be very sad for me. :(

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Diane Trout

Re: That would be me I think ;)

from: alienghic
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Note: this is a previous post that was edited to protect privacy]

Well yes, you were the one to inspire me to write that as you' d posted several times, and I really like the conversations that can build up when people know that there are responses.

I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling depressed, I've had my own long bouts of depression as well. Some times it can help to talk about it though?

As for logging the IP addresses, if you're using a dial-up line it's almost guaranteed that your going to get a different IP address each time you call in.

The following was the information i could obtain with the IP address.

[lotsa whois info deleted]

With court orders and such things it might be possible to trace an anonymous IP address back to you. It mostly depends on how thorough the logs your ISP keeps are

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Stephanie Wukovitz

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from: sebab
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 01:31 pm (UTC)
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I had 'em turned off for quite a while, mostly anticipating abuse by losers. then a few viewers mentioned they were avoiding commenting on my entries because they didn't want to go to the bother of making an LJ account.

and since I switched them on, do you know, there hasn't been a single bit of nastiness? YMMV of course.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 01:55 pm (UTC)
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I haven't really had any nastyness either, really I just wanted to feel like I could carry on a conversation with somone who was posting anonymously.

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Stephanie Wukovitz

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from: sebab
date: Jun. 29th, 2001 02:25 pm (UTC)
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occasionally I address my reply to anonymous comments to 'whoever-you-are' and then the person sheepishly identifies him- or herself :)

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