Challenge: let's have a healthy debate without the cloak of anonymity
Original post made by Danielle Laursen on Nov 20, 2013
While we all seem to recognize this when it comes to our kids, why do we allow it on here? As I read the many comments posted on this site, I believe that the anonymous commenting feature emboldens adults to behave in ways that they likely would not if their name was attached to their comments. Let's set an example for our children. Let's challenge ourselves to use your own names and write comments on this site that we are proud to have our name attached to. We can still have interesting exchanges but do so in a respectful way without the shield of anonymity. Debate is healthy and wonderful and enriching, but it should not be personal and accusatory. This site should not always be filled with "[portion removed]" notations because a moderator has to remove offensive comments. We are grown ups and should be able to act - and discourse - accordingly.
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