What exactly did happen to anonymity online? And do we really need it?
I think that people were generally more likely to use pseudonyms or post anonymously back in the 1990’s; yet nowadays it seems everyone’s almost too open about themselves.
Just look at older interactive site or forum, and about 90% of them are run by staff going under usernames related to the topic in a generally anonymous way. And many of the members are a bit more secretive than people online now.
Forum spam is a big issue if you own a forum. This title is probably going to bring in some folks, thinking ‘why the heck is he writing this here?’ We don’t need to know how they work, we just need to know how to stop forum spam.’
The simple truth is, if you know exactly how it’s done, and how it all works, you can then know what counter-measures you can invoke to help to combat this problem. Note how I said to “combat it”, and not stop it.… Click here to continue reading this article
Many people mourned the loss of the forums that were once attached to the Lucky Lovers dating site.
They were popular forums in both the English and Russian languages. It was a place many Russian women congregated, and several marriages resulted between people who met on the forum.
What wasn’t widely known is that the forums were split off from the Lucky Lovers site and assigned a new domain several years ago. That domain was GoGabber.com. But it wasn’t very heavily promoted anywhere.
Dave Cogito, Massachusetts – Moderator on WritingForums.org
Todays submission to the “Real Deal” bitch slap list is this guy. His name is Dave, he is from Massachusetts, USA and he is 55 years old. (Born May 21, 1953)
This guy is a moderator on Writingforums.org which is a forum for authors and aspiring authors. He is also a reviewer on there. Yet he has never wrote a book. Go figure! Hows that for credentials to be an authors’ forum moderator?
Instead of writing a book, or trying to, this guy has racked up almost TEN thousand posts on that small forum!