Some Linux Today readers have raised questions about anonymous
postings in LT talkbacks after articles appeared at other sites in
the last few weeks. I'd like to clear the air.
I participated in Linux Today talkbacks anonymously in the past
using a pseudonym. My goal was to foster lively debate. I used
pseudonyms like George Tirebiter which I believed readers would
understand was a contrivance. Some people did not catch on. Others
were offended by Tirebiter's comments.
On reflection, I have to admit that anonymous posting by an
editor at a news site was wrong. I stopped months ago and vow to LT
readers that I will never engage in the practice again. It is too
important you can trust what you read here.
I sincerely apologize to those of you who were offended by my
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