You do it. I do it. We all do it. I wasn’t born and baptized as OSC. It’s a pseudonym. Yeah, I know. Captain Obvious strikes again.
I’ve got a gripe about it, though. If you’re going to flame someone in cyberspace, have the guts to do it under your own name. The anonymity of this whole medium is probably the most dangerous part of it. Sure, it gives people the courage to communicate. But it also removes almost all accountability. It’s honestly probably one of my biggest challenges with this little project–to not sit back at my desk and fire away at anyone with whom I don’t agree, knowing that I won’t be called to answer for it.
Everyone and their grandmother has an opinion. Everyone generally comes down on one side of an issue. That’s fine. People have some cause to be critical. No problem. But if you’re going to bring accusations against someone on the Net, I hope you’ve first contacted them about your gripe. And I hope you had the integrity to do it under your real name. There’s a lot of airing of dirty laundry out here, and it’s ugly. It’s sin, and it doesn’t help anyone at all.