No More Anonymous Posts

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Tech
http://www.wtvq.com/content/midatlantic/tvq/video.apx.-content-articles-TVQ-2008-03-05-0011.html

A Kentucky lawmaker wants to make anonymous internet posting illegal. Lots of trolls are going be upset over this.
There are 91 comments:
Female 53
*snerk*

This is ridiculous.

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Male 658
okasen, will you marry me?
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Female 523
Eh, this is a Kentucky law. Only thing I get from them is Chicken.
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and thats not even that good.

but ona side note...

kentucky has TECHNOLOGY?

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Male 674
I wonder what 4chan will say,
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Male 944
@dover19

whatevs i really could care less. if some stalker kills me or whatever...whatevs, but i doupt it...but whatevs...ima eat some cake

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Male 20

try this u will not be able to believe in ur eye that it could also possible
click here http://www.heroesmindreader.com/?um=40

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Male 2
figures that the person who owns the site gets fined instead of the guy who is bullying the person
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Female 116
I guess those people warning children not to use their personal information are just going against the government, then.
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Female 606
the internet is full of crazy people and as much as i want to kill cyber bullies and trolls, there is no way we can get rid of them. this law is totally not gonna happen.
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Male 108
With the advent of proxies and other such anonymous connection services, they would have no way of tracing the attack. But forget that. Even if they did, how would they deal with them? There are plenty of ways to misconstrue a comment on the internet as a personal attack, and there are plenty of crazy people on the internet who would make up false charges. And just how would we deal with the sheer number of people filling our jails just because they called someone a faggot in a chatroom? I mean, good lord, half of these people would be kids. The fact is, there`s no way this law would pass. No way in hell, in fact, because any self-respecting judge would see the implications of this idiocy and cut it at the bud.
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Male 108
Haha! 1984, here we come!

But seriously, folks. Everyone on here, with the exception of MAYBE Aric is an anonymous poster. Unless you give out your full name and identity that`s just what you are. This is what makes the internet so beautiful and useless. You can be anyone you want to be on the internet, from a 15 year old girl to a burly viking man and no one would ever be able to tell the difference. Even if this law goes through and we`re forced to have names online, there`s no reason we couldn`t just lie about it. They can`t change the way the internet works (especially not in other countries), and if they did they would have to create a special brand new internet for the US and it`s totalitarian gov`t. Maybe call it... Freedom-net, since the word freedom has somehow become synonymous with the destruction of personal liberties. The truth is, even if they made it where a victim of "internet bullying" were to phone in an attack, how would they know who did it? cont.

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Male 741
*Cough* My name is uh....Shacklford. Rusty Shackleford.
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Female 1,397
GOOD LUCKY trying to enforce that law!
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Male 896
>>FloridaSnow
Already did, unfortunately it died withing a minute.

Also it wouldn`t effect the world, just servers in the U.S. Also companies would go bankrupt from having to having to have better servers. It takes up more memory, more bandwidth, all that.

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Female 182
Forced Anon would soon be Forced Namefags.
...Fu*king Soviet russia Jokes.

Intornets is srs business guise

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Male 4,680
I doubt this will get very far...
"Represntative Couch says enforcing this bill if it became law would be a challenge."
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Male 416
OH SHI-

Someone call for /b/lackup

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Male 10,440
Good luck dumbass Kentucky lawmaker! Bahahaha! No one controls the net! Except me!! nah jk, I was just thinking about `The Core`.
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Male 47
lol, Phantom7 that`s such a stupid statement: "i do not do anything wrong so i don`t really mind".

It`s not about be able to do wrong and get away with it, ti`s the fact that your name and address would be publicly available for anyone to find. Privacy is already a problem, this would make it even worst.

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Female 579
That is poo. If that ever happened, the entire internet would shut down. Full names, emails and ADDRESSES? Wtf? Hell to that. We`re already a paranoid world, we don`t need to add to it.
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Male 198
I have been puting off creating an account here just because I was too lazy to click the few buttons, but I felt obliged to comment on this... This is just rediculous, this infringes on our 1st amendment, and is therefore unconstitutional. Which pretty much means it cant happen. And even if by some freak way it did, as stated above, people will just move their servers to overseas servers, thus eliminating the necessity of personal info. Which would still mean, internets-1,000,000,000 Gov`t-0
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Male 1,003
lol This guy doesn`t know how to Internet works.
Some old guy from Kentucky is going to tell the world what to do and how to use the Internet? lmao
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Male 382
"Some said they felt it was a violation of First Amendment rights. Others say it is a good tool toward eliminating online harassment."

Damn, confusion, I agree with both standpoints. There IS too much trolling on the nets, but it`s also a place to be silly without repercussions.
What to do, what to do.

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Female 137
:O But then everyone on World of Warcraft (or similar fantasy RP games) will have to give up their tough-sounding nicknames "Org Eater of Children" and admit their much less frightening real names "Myron B. Pennybottom" or whatever >.> that, it seems, would lead to more bullying.


Awful jokes aside, I`d like to see this Kentucky bloke find my country on a map, never mind banning me from posting anonymously at home.

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2,767
bad idea! fudgec big brother!
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Female 135
LOLOL
Goodbye anonymous identity, hello fake identity.
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Male 34
This will never pass. It is unconstitutional.
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Male 1,275
what a joke
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Male 1,275
Haa Haa Haa lmao
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Male 944
some say its good others say its bad, i dont care, i do not do anything wrong so i dont really mind
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Male 109
wouldn`t some people get bullied even more because of their name? this seems too extreme.
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Female 744
Oh lawd.
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Female 673
You can`t make laws like that about the internet, since so many countries are involved. Even if it becomes a law in Kentucky, it will never become a worldwide law, and Kentucky does not own the internet.

It might stop Internet bullying but it would not help stopping identity theft and that sort of thing.

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Female 387
No, they can`t do that! Why should some guy in Kentucky get to decide I can`t post anonymously here in Scotland, just `cos I`m on an American website.

And anonymity is a good thing, `cos if people know your name and stuff, online bullying could just get a whole lot worse, and you might end up with a stalker. Nobody wants everyone to know who they are!

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Male 896
>>Lost_In_Time
Lulz, yay for trolls on IAB.
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Female 364
4 chan >.<

lol how many people have tried to annonymously comment on this atcile =P?

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Male 317
Obviously this is going to fail. This entire post is here to promote responses to it, whether it`s positive or not. Yay for IAB.
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Male 896
>>Groogle
/b/rother?
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Female 252
there wouldnt b any feasible way of checking the details are 100% correct for mass users
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Male 724
And... how do you enforce this?
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Male 1
awww s*!t
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Male 308
Im not using my full name on anything. Screw that. People just need to grow a thick skin...or here an idea, turn off the damn computer and go to bed.


good lord!

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Male 1
I wonder what would happen with an alcoholics anonomous forum...
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Male 472
wow, anyone watched the video! It got my worst video ever award so boring.
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Male 150
The most ironic thing would be if 4Channers went insane, pooled together, and effectively made a Skynet like program that takes over all computers and makes itself omnipresent in all electronic devices.

Or not.

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Male 2,172
Since they can`t enforce this bill ( no matter how hard they would try, they would just fail ) it will never pass.

I can only picture how people would create fake accounts and hack other peoples profile just to learn where they live.

Risk outweight the benefits.

/thread.

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Male 2,172
If this bill pass, 99% of internet providers will go bankrupt in less then a year, stock market will crash and much lulz will be had.
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Female 4,028
This is really ridiculous.
Way to make it easier for someone to be physically targeted/stalked.
Yeah, real smart, government, just post our addresses and full names. Why don`t you just send the killers/rapists/et cetera right to our front doors?

If someone can`t stand "internet bullying," get over it and get the hell off the internet if you`re that much of a pansy.

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Female 339
What the hell...
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Male 896
>>YOUREWINNER
It`s true, but you should have seen the b& hammer before that. Well unless you aren`t a /b/tard.
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Male 896
Lulz, 4chan is going to poo brix. I still am going to harras people though. You know what, drat you all and I hope you die. See? It`s not going to change a thing.

~Aric J. Graham

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Male 534
4chan ended a long time ago. Enjoy your gaiachan.
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Male 300
Hey, I remember this being a part of one of Tyra Bank`s segments on her show...it was all about internet bullying, but I think this bill is a little too radical
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Male 4,546
Heh.

It`s only a breach of your first amendment rights if you`re too scared to say what you say publicly. ;)

For those of you not paying attention: Only your name is public information, the rest is registered information. It`s not the same thing. Just like how you can give your Email address now on most sites but choose to hide it from others.

The real problem with this is how bad websites are at it. "Please insert your address".
Choose country: <Drop down menu> United Kingdom.
State: Erm... I suppose... England?
Enter your zip code: ..... well... I guess my postal address is closest to a zip code...
"That is not a valid US zip code".


I once tried to buy something off a website that let the delivery address be in Italy (yay), but then I couldn`t select Italy as the address on my card.

Effectively "only people outside Italy may send things there".

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Male 81
Dear Kentucky. You official lose your right to vote and reproduce Thanks, The American People.
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Male 285
without reading the other comments


4chan will take a hit..

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Female 81
Oh lordy.
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Female 250
there is no way they could enforce it. especially since the internet doesn`t belong to the US. And they can not dictate what other countries do
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Male 114
Sounds like a great idea! now how would it be enforced...?
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Female 785
My thoughts exactly LoofahBoy.
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Female 208
I do not ever see this happening, but if it does I will just use a fake name and a fake address. I would also too have a spare e mail account to use just for that too as well.
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Male 1,404
Hey, it`s about the economy, stupid! This guy really needs to do something for his state or resign.
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Male 2,576
YEAH
Like that`s ever going to happen.
I feel like visiting his blog.
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Female 1,572
Ah..I love kentucky...
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Male 342
lol like there isn`t a way out of it. oh em gee! cyber bullying hurts so much! geez... this is really the most retarded idea.
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Male 559
And so the decline of Net nutrality begins. They said it was comming. Here it starts.

Crap. If I had to give my real name, half the garbage I spout would never be heard. Oh, wait!

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Male 13
It should make people post their Social Security as well as their full name and address.

How about a Credit Card number too, just to be REALLY safe

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Male 317
Eh, this is a Kentucky law. Only thing I get from them is Chicken.
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Female 14
bad idea...

and a big F@*# YOU TO Kalimdon....

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Male 713
Sounds impossible with the thousands of posting accounts already published
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Male 2,113
thats jest wrong
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Male 559
and people will find a way around this. because we are hackers on steroids with exploding vans.
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Male 559
yay no more fail on the internet!
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Male 98
i think this is completely rediculous the negatives outweigh the benefits so much, i mean ok cyberbullying is a huge problem but its not like anyone is really forcing the kids who are being bullyed to go on the website if u cant deal w something than dont look at it but dont censur the rest of us. you f***ing stupid a** c**ts!
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Female 1,134
we are anonymous we do not forgive we do not forget expect us ... Yep I can see a youtube video happening right now
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Male 3,431
I think it`s a great Idea, but then again, I am poor and have no life.
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Male 569
Stupid. How the hell do you bully someone on line?
"Give me your cyber-lunch money, or I’ll give you a e-swirly, and a digital wedgie."
We don`t need the government to deal with this. All people need to remember is "Don`t feed the trolls."
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Female 2,196
im not entering my address on any site and no one needs to know my full name a lot of profiles get hacked i dont want my address to be there if one of mine ever get hacked
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Female 217
Everyone would just move thier websites to servers overseas so in the end how would they enforce it? They can`t really barge into something like Sweden and start fining the citizens, can they?
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Male 73
Is this the end of 4chan? Curse you Kentuckians...
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Male 3,301
Damn filter...
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Male 3,301
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

Like hell!

4chan is gunna poo a brick over this anyway.

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Male 114
Does that mean that I should bash n!ggers as much as possible now?
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Male 146
This will never happen anyway.
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Female 122
I`m totally down with not being able to post unless you give the website your info, as if you don`t trust the website, you just don`t post there. However, I am not ok with using my full name online.
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Male 40
THen we would have to deal with all the stalkers and murders finding us a lot easyer to. Besides what about privacy and I said already it could lead to less internet attacks but more physical ones.
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Female 118
No!

This may be superficially about online bullying, but in reality it`s just a way of destroying privacy. Who would say anything if their full name was given out each time? Stating a view would put the person at risk of a physical attack, from anyone, with their name and address posted. That increases the danger, if anything, not decreases it.

This is just one more way for the government to keep tabs on it`s citizens.

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Female 118
Wow, that`s really bad. Why would I want people to know my full name and ADDRESS? What about the people under 18? Some pedophile could find out where a kid lives or something.
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Male 602
Oh no. Now I can`t do it for something that is a corruption of LOL...and see pedo stuff...
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Male 5,970
uh-oh no more! ~anonymous
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Male 20,828
Link: No More Anonymous Posts [Rate Link] - A Kentucky lawmaker wants to make anonymous internet posting illegal. Lots of trolls are going be upset over this.
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