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Up Front: It's Not Sex, and It's Not Education

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  • Lilith __,

    Well, it didn’t take long for some people to suspect who I am behind this pseudonym

    I’m pretty sure Max is actually Willy Wonka.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to recordari,

    lift whatever painted veil I have left and post under my own name

    hoping that's indirect enough..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15718 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    Same tone of general trollery, though

    Really? Like Russell I always saw a clear difference. Miss all sorts of other things, but.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15718 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Which…er, well, my PAS presence was established long before I even applied, and I don’t think I’ve got more obscene. Depending upon one’s definition of obscene.

    I’m fortunate enough to have established a, um, brand through having been writing frankly under my own name since forever. I’m expected to be that guy. It has helped that I owe no great fealty to any institution and have not generally had proper employers to embarrass.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17941 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Really? Utterly different prose style and MOs. But I suppose I had to interact directly with both of them.

    I didn't spend more than about 10 mins reading the copyright thread, where I understand lil'P blew a lot of his social capital. It's a big hole in my PAS fluency.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to BenWilson,

    I didn't spend more than about 10 mins reading the copyright thread, where I understand lil'P blew a lot of his social capital. It's a big hole in my PAS fluency

    No, that was robbery and to a lesser extent pollywog -- both of whose real names I know. lil' P may be at Auckland University, but I'm not sure. He is much stranger and a lot more angry.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17941 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    So it turns it okay do it with two handles at the same time. As long as everyone involved meaningfully consents.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2078 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to BenWilson,

    Yeah, see, I did find robbery and robbie very similar in their trollish style. Hope it's not something in the name..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15718 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to George Darroch,

    and chocolate is exchanged

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15718 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to George Darroch,

    So it turns it okay do it with two handles at the same time. As long as everyone involved meaningfully consents.

    I wouldn't want everyone doing it, though. It could get messy and confusing.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17941 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Lilith __,

    I’m pretty sure Max is actually Willy Wonka.

    *dies*

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I wouldn't want everyone doing it, though. It could get messy and confusing.

    Quite. I like real names. Though I drop my surname most places on the web, and pseudonym entirely in a few - different spaces, different things, different Google results.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2078 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Pseudonyms are an interesting thing. I used to be completely against them, if only because I frequented some very nasty online communities where people really did hide behind them, whilst attacking other people, quite viciously, and spreading scurrilousness. This community has restored my faith in that people here generally behave very well, whether they are posting under their birth name or not. And I do understand that people don't want to be googled under their "real" names. Makes perfect sense to me. The only thing vaguely psuedonymous about my name, of course, is that my surname is my birth one. I have a rather distinctive married last name - there aren't many of us in NZ - and it's the name that professionally I'm known as. Which is why I don't use it online, because I am, you know, a kindergarten teacher. And eyes are everywhere. Apart from that, though, everyone else knows me as Jackie Clark - even my mother, as I think I have said before, took years to use my married name. She even used to write cheques to me as JC. Very bad for the banking people. And yes, my husband calls me Jackie Clark. And when I ring my friends, they say "Jackie Clark!" I would be no good as a spy.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    As long as your online presence is consistent, coherent, and accountable – who cares whether the label is your legal name, your porn star name, or a keysmash?

    Well, maybe, but being accountable as a pseudonym is not the same thing as being accountable IRL.
    But I shoud add that I totally accept the point that people have valid reasons for doing so.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2008 • 623 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I also would like to add that I think a sex thread - a pseudonymous one - is a perfectly fine idea. I like to hear about peoples' experiences, and being someone who has met many on here and would like to meet more, I would rather that people felt safe, instead of feeling like they were putting themselves/livelihoods etc on the line. It can be a very scary thing sharing in a public forum, and we mustn't forget that there are a lot of people who lurk here, without ever commenting.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Sacha,

    hoping that's indirect enough..

    I've been to Jackson, but I've never been to me...

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Who can take tomorrow
    Dip it in a deam
    Seperate the sorrow
    And collect up all the cream?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1268 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to recordari,

    one hit wonder :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15718 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    DUDE!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to recordari,

    If you catch my socking my puppet, be sure to point it out.

    Already established you should go to your own room for that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3108 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Veruca:
    Cream buns and doughnuts and fruitcake with no nuts
    So good you could go nuts

    Mr. Salt:
    You can have all those things when you get home

    Veruca:
    No, now!!

    I want a ball
    I want a party
    Pink macaroons and a million balloons
    And performing baboons and ...
    Give it to me
    Rrhh rhhh
    Now!

    I want the world
    I want the whole world
    I want to lock it all up in my pocket
    It's my bar of chocolate
    Give it to me
    Now!

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to BenWilson,

    to be cut down to size by a small girl, who then dances naked on their corpse, spits on it, and then camps it for a rinse/repeat

    Don't take this personally Ben ... but I hate you

    You probably play a frost mage in BGs too so I hate you doubly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3108 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    If you catch my socking my puppet, be sure to point it out.
    Already established you should go to your own room for that.

    Sometimes. Sometimes not (link sfw).

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2292 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to James Butler,

    Well call me a shallow reader and a PAS dilettante, but I for one still have no idea who you are :-)

    You can join me in "obliviouses anonymous"

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3108 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to recordari,

    It's my bar of chocolate
    Give it to me
    Now!

    Don't take this personally, recordari... but I hate you.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

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