Monday, October 03, 2005

fyi

I just learned something new again this morning.

There is actually an official term for anonymously posting on someone's blog.
Check this out.

"Anonymous Coward" is a term applied within some online communities to describe users who post without a handle; it is a dummy name attributed to anonymous posts used by some weblogs that allow posting by people without registering for accounts. The practice originated on Slashdot, where the mildly derogatory term is meant to chide anonymous contributors into logging in. Some weblog engines such as Scoop use the term "Anonymous Hero" instead, perhaps to avoid the name's confrontational nature.

Now, what I would like to know, what is the official word for someone who leaves a comment and then removes it, along with their name, though you have the e-mail comment?

Any thoughts?

11 Comments:

At 11:04 AM, Blogger greenemama said...

ummm, you call that moronic.

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger greenemama said...

and sometimes you call that a pantywaist. ::serious but laughing::

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger John D said...

oh,

Mom always called me "John"

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger greenemama said...

hmmmm. . . no specifics indicated here . . .

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous David said...

If the person leaves a good comment.... "confused".

If the person leaves a bad comment.... "bad crook". Like, someone who leaves their driver's license behind at a hold-up scene.

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger prairie girl said...

David,

I like those. I will use them from now on, though, hopefully, I won't need to do so. I am resisting the idea of blocking anonymous posters. I guess sometimes it just helps to be able to express your self when you aren't ready to let the world know who you are. On the other hand, drive by shootings are never welcome anywhere!

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger greenemama said...

Like, someone who leaves their driver's license behind at a hold-up scene.

wonderful.

it has been brought to my attention that my above posts may not be taken in the jocular manner in which they were intended. ::apologies as necessary::

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger papayamama said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger papayamama said...

I did that. I just felt bad calling the guy an idiot. *blush*

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger papayamama said...

Blast! I just did it again. Sigh. That time it was because I posted twice. I'm going now.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger prairie girl said...

Papayamama,

Oh, I didn't even notice that you had deleted your post! I am so sorry....

You had nobel intentions, bless you!

 

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