That was just weird...
I am unfamiliar with the subtext of this conversation (apparently related to some history), but on the topic of proxies: I don't blame anyone for using a proxy. Look at other forums where trust was broken. Why should we have to share our IP addresses with people when we don't have to. Sure, the mods/admin seem quite trustworthy here, but general internet privacy practices are not necessarily suspect. Also, even if a member totally trusted forum mods/admin, maybe they would still keep using a proxy, since they might use it elsewhere (and what is the point of switching back and forth? If that's how it works?). My main point: not everyone taking measures to protect their privacy should be suspect.
On a side note, Seconal must be in a special group of Alabamans who use
That said, I don't exactly care who he/she is and, again, the subtext of this thread is over my head. I wouldn't have stepped in to share my thoughts, except that there is an air of distrust of new members which I think can be a distraction at times (and perhaps turn off potential genuine members who prefer to avoid the 3rd degree).
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