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Masqueraders - Some thoughts

Jul 20, 2009 06:52 AM
by MKR

Masqueraders - Some thoughts
Some times on-line comments might hit a raw nerve on those who are
masquerading under assumed names. As they say in this part of the world, if
the shoe fits, wear it.
We can understand why some may have to use assumed names in very unusual
circumstances such as when it may endanger their lively hood.  In such cases
they should be upfront and say so. Everyone will empathize with them. On the
other hand, if one is masquerading to hide their real  identity because they
do not have the courage to put their name to what they write and take
personal responsibility, then it is a different thing.
As I have mentioned in my earlier messages, sooner or later, the identity of
the masquerader is discovered and their reputation takes a hit and it never
Another kind of phenomenon you observe in on-line forums, is that a person
suddenly starts writing messages which display knowledge of some very
unusual intricate details which takes years to acquire and also show a
suddenly unusual scholarly writing style, especially in the case of someone
whose first language is not English.
Only explanation is that either they are using an unpaid ghost writer or
they are being used by someone else who wants to use the message writer as a
catâs paw. It works because it may make the writer feel important and appear
as a scholar in the online world. Again when real truth comes out, it only
hurts and no one can help.
Bottom line is, be yourself and take on the personal responsibility for what
you write. If you are wrong, quickly admit the error and get on with your
MKR aka Messenger

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