On 8/2/07, Stan Shebs <stanshebs(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
Stephen Park wrote:
Sarah, I honestly think it's in your own best
interests to close the
SV account and start again. Choose a new name that isn't connected
with your real life identity in anyway. Stay away from a few tell-tale
topics. You might even want to have an alternate account so you can
"segregate" eg use one account of animal rights type work, another for
your other interests, in order to lessen the chances that your enemies
will detect you.
I would be ashamed to be associated with a project for which the only
option is that members run and hide.
As opposed to what exactly? If your identity becomes known, and you
don't want it to be known, then your only option *is* to hide; the
rest of us can try to make this easier for you, but sticking our heads
in the sand and chanting "You're still anonymous" isn't going to do
you a bit of good. Once you're outed, there simply isn't any way to
un-out yourself without assuming a new identity.
(This is separate, of course, from the issue of harassment; but the
question here is not that of mounting a defense against some
identifiable harassment, but of defending against the outing itself.)