Originally Posted by NancyPierce
You are certainly entitled to your thoughts on the subject, NdAppy. :) Years ago, I frequented several "large public forums" and I have vivid, though certainly not fond, memories of the drama and bad feelings that often resulted from anonymous posts. That's probably the biggest reason I don't miss the forums - any people back then who took great pains to remain anonymous were usually bad news. Maybe those problems don't exist on public forums these days. I sincerely hope that is the case. :) I guess I just prefer accountability, and the ability to hide one's true identity while posting publicly doesn't provide for that. Of course, I'm probably more than a bit "brainwashed" because I haven't frequented a public forum in a long time and have become accustomed to working with people in the horse world who are breeding and selling horses, and it is my business to be SURE people DO know who they are and where they can be found and to make sure all the cards are on the table, so to speak. :) If anonymity works for you folks here, that's great. I was just surprised, when I was beginning my initial response on this thread, that I couldn't find a "real person" to address my remarks to. No biggie. :)
Oh, I can certainty see where you're coming from. Usually when I need a photo as an example, I try to use one of my own. I usually try not to find paid photographs, but I guess I got all caught up in the moment and didn't pay attention. Especially if someone uses it in a negative way.
I figure I'm pretty accessible, though. I keep the same username wherever I go, have my website up, and all my contact information is on there.
I may find myself ruffling someone's feather's now and then, but it wouldn't be hard for them to find me. LOL
You do a fantastic job, by the way. I'd love to send my porkers to you, to see what you could do with them.