Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:35 AM
I can sort of see why some say to not allow the anonymous thing,but there are also logical,sound reasons for a person wanting to remain that way,at least to some regards.Phone numbers,even if not intentionally,if gotten into the wrong hands,can just end up getting on a telemarketers list to call and hound you over things you just don't want to have any part of.Think about it,why is a phone number needed here?Who is really going to call anyone from here?If it would ever come to someone wanting to call someone here on the forum,the number could be securely given by email or priate message and that way ,be a bit less likely to get in hands of a telemarketer.
The real name thing,i guess I can see it maybe that someone want to know who they are speaking to ,but again,is it really necesary to know so much personal info?Are you ever going to really need to know someones personal address form here?I again don't really see why anyone would,but again,if needed ,it could easily be done in private to be protected from telemarkters,solicitors,etc.
Lastly,I am in a govt tpe of job,I have clients which probably could do harm to me or my family if they would get my personal info,so I personally feel more comfortable not giving up all my private info.
My request to the forum is this.If personal info like phone numbers,addreses,full names are really needed to join this forum,can this info at least be kept secure and private by the mods or webmaster of this site ,and not posted publicy for all members to see?The mods or whoever runs this site could verify if they feel your personal info you have submitted is legit,then accept you as a member,but keep your submitted info private from the members,other than your username,or give the user an option if they choose to display this info publicy or not.
This is all said in honesty and seems fair to me.