Subject: Re: NetBSD INSTALL kernel and Multia IDE controller [wdc0]
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Dave McGuire <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/13/2007 21:11:57
On Apr 13, 2007, at 8:58 PM, Miles Nordin wrote:
>>>>>> "dm" == Dave McGuire <email@example.com> writes:
> dm> It is, at least according to how *I* was raised, generally
> dm> considered polite and respectful to identify oneself using
> dm> one's given name.
> according to how I was raised on the Internets, it's considered rude
> to demand someone's ``real'' name if they don't want to give it,
> though of course not as rude as outing their real name for them when
> they've withheld it.
This being primarily an adult forum, I strongly disagree. This
isn't some fantasy land where people are playing games, this is real
communication about real things.
> dm> You are not Professor Moriarty...why on Earth would you want
> dm> your "full name" field to suggest that you are?
> I can think of a few fairly good reasons quite easily, but why on
> earth would you care, anyway? I know it's not your Way, and that your
> feelings about real(-sounding) names are common enough in some
> areas to
> make the guy seem rude, but it always seemed a bit cliquish from where
> I sit.
> In my last year or two of BBSing, I picked real-sounding fake names
> just so I wouldn't have to deal with this attitude. sillyness all
> around, IMHO. sorry to prolong the pointless OT thread. I'm not
> eager to see FidoNET resurrected, though. People always reminisce
> fondly about it, but I think on an honest look it kind of sucked.
Ahh, FidoNET, yes those memories are fond. I felt it was decent
for what it was, with the limits of technology then. In those days,
I went by the handle "The Silicon Kid"
But I was fourteen years old and it was a recreational activity.
Port Charlotte, FL