[Air-l] Aliases

Stephanie Kent kentcon at sover.net
Tue Aug 17 15:25:26 PDT 2004

I'm in CMC shock!  "False" identities?  Here?!!!

Actually, I will confess.  I *was* surprised and a bit taken aback.  
Why would folks choose an alias for a professional listserv?  Then, I 
started to realize the assumptions......what if I have politically 
unpopular viewpoints or want to ask a "loaded" question?  I've thought 
about the possible repercussions of things I've posted in my blog.  Who 
will take them out of context, how could they be (mis)used?  I can see 
that there's a way in which revealing my "real" identity opens me up to 
more flack (as if attracting flack isn't what I do anyway.  ha!) and 
could, potentially, arm my enemies (figuratively, at least at the 
present time).

So, here I am.  Caught (again) in a perception that others' values, 
choices, priorities, etc. mirror my own.   :-(


On Aug 17, 2004, at 9:42 AM, jeremy hunsinger wrote:

> well.... not really.  that is more likely an issue with the 
> individuals settings.  many people use aliases here, they just have 
> their system and/or the list set to make that happen.  one way we 
> suggest you can do this is by subscribing your aliases and setting 
> them to nomail, the other way you can do it is to configure your mail 
> interface to only send the proper address to air-l  .
> On Aug 17, 2004, at 8:58 AM, Eszter Hargittai wrote:
>>> one key point of communicating with the list is that you have to
>>> send
>>> from an email that is subscribed to the list, it has to be a
>>> perfect
>>> match, or the list software will discard it.
>> Of course, unfortunately, this setting makes it impossible to use 
>> aliases for this list, unless you're okay with not ever posting 
>> anything.
>> Eszter
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