Honestly,I haven't thought about it in a negative connotation. I guess,if you think about it (which I obviously haven't) there could be some issues with it and it could be used in a wrong way. I just thought it could be another mindless fun. Which I still think it could be. So,my name remains on the list.
To be perfectly honest,I don't know many people on this forum so I can't generalize,but the ones I do know wouldn't misuse it. I think it could be useful and fun. Plus,it can always be shut down if it turns out a disaster. But,I'm good either way,forum or no forum!
Like my "other half" (of my brain...) said, aka Demian, I will be honest and admit that I hadn't thought of the negative uses an Anonymous Forum would have. I honestly can't see why someone would misuse it, although some people can and/or do. And, honestly, I can't give heed to "bashing", control, hurtful comments to others, or arguments. How old are the majority of us, anyway?
And, if I were to answer that, I would say the mean age here is the 20's bracket, although we do have older and younger members than that. It's a matter of personal responsibility. If anyone can't conduct themselves with integrity and/or dignity and give consideration to others, they would ultimately be to blame, not the forum in question.
The Anonymous Forum proposed may have a flaw, but everything that is made by humans is also flawed, no? We won't know the outcome, unless we try it. I read Revan's intention, and I still stand by my signature.
I think a forum like this could be fun and interesting to explore; it would do a good job removing stigma from certain issues people might otherwise be reluctant to speak about (but not hide). And I feel Revan is thoughtful enough to excercise his best discretion. And, if not, he would have fellow moderators/admins to seek advice from.
Best of luck.
Thanks for Your support, I appreciate it. Every post is attached to an IP address; of course, anyone who posts truly targeting things in the Anon forum could easily be uncovered by their IP address and any associated accounts swiftly banned.
Absolutely right, Demian. There's no reason not to at least experiment with the idea, as it can easily be terminated if out of hand. What concerns might You have, and do You have any ideas on how to solve them?
You can indeed ask a moderator to post for You, but that would be a ton of extra work on the mods! With this anonymous forum, any member with any concern can easily and anonymously voice it, or anonymously give feed back to the concerns of others. In addition, thanks for the concern about the password. Instead of a password, We could use a permission shield that permits members with access given by moderators, similar to how the other Member Forums work.
I do like the permission shield and IP idea.
I hope it all works out.