1994-07-18 - Re: pseudonyms and such

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From: greg@ideath.goldenbear.com (Greg Broiles)
To: jrochkin@cs.oberlin.edu (Jonathan Rochkind)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-18 20:24:38 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 18 Jul 94 13:24:38 PDT

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From: greg@ideath.goldenbear.com (Greg Broiles)
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 94 13:24:38 PDT
To: jrochkin@cs.oberlin.edu (Jonathan Rochkind)
Subject: Re: pseudonyms and such
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Jonathan Rochkind writes:

> I think it's awfully hypocritical to judge this pseudonomous person
> harshly merely because of her pseudonimity, or because that 
> pseudonimity makes you suspect she's really detweiler. 

Detweiler is judged harshly because of his poor behavior, not because
he uses pseudonyms. He would be flamed even more vigorously, I predict,
if he were to reappear with his real name. The pseudonymity does not
make him suspect, the message content does. His plaintive "you all suck -
why are you mean to me - I hate you - can't we be friends? - I'm leaving,
you're awful - maybe I'll stay - I'm just a newbie, be nice to me -
you all suck" whining is classic Detweiler; the recent message to Perry
"accidentally" forwarded to the list takes me back to last summer in a
swoon of deja vu. 

I can't tell whether Xenon or Detweiler wins the prize for most frequently
announcing their final, irrevocable, non-negotiable departure from the
Cypherpunks list and all of its arrogant maniac-losers who don't understand
how things *REALLY ARE*, followed by a re-emergence within a month or two.
Does anyone out there have an accurate count?

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