FAQ: Posting anonymously

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Below is some information about posting anonymously. This is for your information, but I am also testing a proxy server to see if it conceals my IP #.

-- Jane Yes (janeyes@bust.com), March 18, 2002



Posting anonymously is not only tolerated, but encouraged. I don't care who you are or what your real name is: I'm only interested in your thoughts. You may also set up a free e-mail account with hotmail, yahoo, and there are several others (I believe), and create a new identity for yourself.

Posting anonymously will make you anonymous in the eyes of the readers of this board. I do, however, have the ability to access the IP #s of people who post here. It's a convoluted process that is not really worth it to me, unless we've got a nasty troll on this board or something. But I do feel obligated to be honest. If you want to feel truly secure, I recommend looking into the use of web proxy servers - your post will go through their server before it gets to this one, and the IP # that shows up in the log will be the proxy servers, not your own. The one I used is IDzap . These things spring up and disappear weeks or months later, so it's always best to check a search engine under "anonymous web surfing" or some such thing.

-- Jane Yes (janeyes@bust.com), March 18, 2002.

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