Ms. [off topic]

Page Stephens hpst at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Jun 30 18:18:18 UTC 2004


For better or for worse everybody knows your and my name. I have never even
thought of disguising my name but thought better of it.

If I make an ass of myself then so be it but I will make an ass of myself
above my signature. It won't be the first time nor the last time that I have
made an ass of myself.

This brings up two topics for discussion on this list:. The first is why
anyone would choose to use a pseudonym on this list.

The second is there any pattern to the use of pseudonyms online and do the
people who use them use different pseudonyms on other lists?

Page Stephens

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barnhart" <barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: Ms. [off topic]

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> To LJT777 at and others,
> Wouldn't it be nice if people with obscure e-mail addresses could sign
> their name so we know whom we are addressing or about whom we are
> talking/writing?
> Flames may be sent to the address below:
> barnhart at
> Respectfully submitted,
> David K. Barnhart

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