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    Gabriel Tane (profile), 25 Aug 2011 @ 9:20am

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    Ah, well, you see the little snowflakes next to your name? Yeah, I can tell (at least in the same thread) when sock-puppetry is going on with you. Glad you have a friend to back up your opinion.

    Considering that when you go look at the history of my account and can see the fact that I've been posting for years (with a couple of notable gaps), I think my identity is established to the satisfaction of most of everyone else here. If someone creates their own account with the name Gabriel Tane, puts up the same picture, and makes posts the make him sound like the worst person in the world, a simple click into the accounts will see that there are two separate people at play.

    As far as me posting under separate accounts so I can say things that won’t come back to bite me? Yeah, I could do that if I wanted to. But I have personal integrity. I don’t really care if you believe me on it or not. My initial point that started all this was: it’s really easy to be a troll when no one is ever going to be able to prove you said it. If I say something around here, you know who said it. My purpose is not to prove to you whether or not I’m lying. I’m proving to you that I take the opinion of a registered person more seriously than an AC.

    As for claiming an identity is dishonest… Sounds like you have an issue with trusting anyone. No matter what proof someone could give you, it can always be called into doubt. I could have someone show up to your door and claim to be me in real life and you’d never be able to prove either way. So that argument really does wind its way into absurdity. Let me flip it around for you… what kind of proof would satisfy you? If nothing will ever satisfy you that anyone has any identity online, then why are you even here? We’re all just faceless “them”s to you and nothing of what we say would have any value at all.

    My original point stands: someone with an account is an individual that creates a history of themself... AC's are all part of a nameless blob that can be tracked only in individual threads by the snowflakes (as long as they keep posting from the same IP).

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