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I think this conversation is starting to go off track, if I understand the gist of Bill's original post (Bill, please correct me if I'm wrong).
I don't think the "privacy" issue is about plotting revolution or fear of some clandestine federal agency. Rather, it concerns the very real social and professional implications of freely engaging in this sort of dialog.
Something posted on the Internet is forever . . . attending a meeting or signing a petition is totally different. I would not care if my picture where taken at a rally. Words to me are very personal and can have deep meanings and are often miss interrupted by others. I still think the question is . . . do you want this to be a small movement or a large movement.? If you want people to join, there must be some sort of
animosity[anonymity] in a record that will be forever. As I stated above . . . few member who have joined have actually posted on this site. Are there others who feel the same???
Let me tell you a real scenario that happened to me...
I had an interview for a good position at Penn State. Before we even got started, I was asked what my affiliation with a certain web site was, since it came up during a Google search on my name. (You can probably duplicate that search rather easily).
PS. I know on this forum I have lots the argument :-) It's ok I will still do what I feel comfortable doing because I want to make a difference . . . that is why I joined . . . from one voice to many is my goal!