June 08, 2007

A simple request for HP posters - take the 2 seconds when you post and choose a damn user name

Just click "other", you don't have to register, and call yourself anything. Just type it in and you're good to go. 2 seconds.

"I wear green socks"

"David Lereah is cool"

"Realtors are People Too"

"Run For the Hills"

Anything folks. Call yourself anything. At least then people can respond to you.

If in your country or for whatever reason you can't do the "other" think then just sign your post at the end. "Signed - Former Sheep", that kind of thing.

Jeesh.

30 comments:

Realtors wear green socks, too! said...

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armed said...

letmegivethishereatry.Howzthat? Anymoadvice?

Anonymous said...

Look man, I live in Tokyo and the way the Japanese version of blogger.com is set up, I have two choices: post anon or jump through a bunch of hoops to register. There is an option that supposedly lets me pick a name w/o a password, but its all buggy and every time I try it erases everything I write. So sorry, you are just going to have to put up with me (and, presumably, others like me) posting anon.

I really like your blog but its one of about 30 different blogs I check out on a regular basis and there is no way I'm going to sign up for all of them, so just try to cope, mmmkay?

Anonymous said...

If you want user names so bad make it mandatory. Until then give me anonymous or give me death!!

Anonymous said...

I wear the title Anon with pride!!! I'll holdout forever!

Erstwhile Anon said...

I sometimes post anon on something controversial. There are blowhards, extreme conservatives, and bigots hanging out here. This is interesting in itself, because it shows HP is egalitarian. It shows that certain values lead people of different stripes to similar conclusions. It shows polar opposites can and will band together (can I say it without sounding corny?) as Americans against a common threat (I'm talking about the Ponzi economy).

But I don't like all the ad hominem attacks. If the discourse was consistently civil, you'd see fewer anons.

Oh, some cautious people might be posting from work and using anon to help cover tracks. But that wouldn't be me (haven't left home yet, punching in by 9:00 today).

Anonymous said...

@ Toyoko Anon,

Then just develop a signature like

Cool
cow-tipping

does or sometimes I use
IW. Poeple here know what that stands for and know it is me.

signed,

IW

assman said...

I have dibbs on assman

guy from WI said...

You you like some cheese with that whine?

James said...

Okay, lets see if this works

Frank said...

Geez, anon, the solution to your problem is so obvious: move out of Tokyo. Looks like Spain should have some nicely-priced housing available soon...

Anonymous said...

Will do Keith.

mypeepeestinks said...

o.k.

Anonymous said...

I tried to use the user name "anon54321" or something close to that several weeks ago and you didn't post my 2 comments! Fix your system! I'll keep using anonymous! I have a slow dialup and it usually takes a long time to post a comment, so I don't need this crap!

Paulin08 said...

Oh cool.

I always post anon because it was easy.

I just never bothered to find out what the "other" button would do!

Thanks Keith.

Anonymous said...

I'll try to do that. I think you had to register for that google thing once and I did but of course, I forgot the login.

brianb said...

Oops, I think I just forgot to put a name.

Anonymous said...

ha ha, I think it is hilarious who worked up you dorks get about anonymous posting.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we are for the anonpussy underground movement.

whatever said...

Hey guy in Japan, send some of those Japanese stinging eye drops that cools off like you are putting the eye balls into cryogenics. I forgot the brand name.

anonymous said...

Kieth,

No one is posting anonymous anymore. All the anonymous post are done by me.

Anonymous,

I have gas said...

Yes Sir!

Anonymous said...

People, if you have an opinion, be proud of it. Speak up and be heard, but for heaven sakes, have some balls, and an identity!

My Google/Blogger registry never works. For now I will just sign here...

Small Hat

eek!amous! said...

I'll sign on as 'Ina Vag'

anon said...

I got dibbs on anon.

Hayley said...

Keith,

You could just stop posting the anon comments. My bet is ego will take over in short order and the handles will appear in no time. (Though some of the responses to your prodding are priceless.)

Hayley said...

Keith,

You could just stop posting the anon comments. My bet is ego will take over in short order and the handles will appear in no time. (Though some of the responses to your prodding are priceless.)

techtech said...

If the leave your comment area goes away, check the bottom of yer' screen. This is screen sizing script.

Anonymous said...

okey dokey smokey


Charles Ponzi

I've done it all along said...

Been my MO all along to put in a catchy other name...