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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:58 pm
by Richard Ruck
Just wondering why so many people feel the need to remain anonymous on a forum such as this - perhaps some of the anon. members could offer their views.

Perhaps current staff, pupils or others closely involved with the school or foundation may, for whatever reason, wish to keep a low profile. Who knows?

Personally, I remain anonymous on the (very few) other forums I've joined, but it somehow seemed a bit silly to do so here.

Any thoughts?

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:30 pm
by J.R.
Richard: Your post reminds me of my first year in Prep B. I remember one of the housemasters putting up a notice in the class-block asking for comments on something or other, with the order that any comments must be signed.

One of the older 'wags' had written some puerile comment, and signed it:-

A. Nonny-Mouse, which I thought at the time, was brilliant.

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:40 pm
by Richard Ruck
J.R. wrote:Richard: Your post reminds me of my first year in Prep B. I remember one of the housemasters putting up a notice in the class-block asking for comments on something or other, with the order that any comments must be signed.

One of the older 'wags' had written some puerile comment, and signed it:-

A. Nonny-Mouse, which I thought at the time, was brilliant.
An Elizabethan rodent - how poetic!

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:48 pm
by Mid A 15
Richard Ruck wrote:Just wondering why so many people feel the need to remain anonymous on a forum such as this - perhaps some of the anon. members could offer their views.

Perhaps current staff, pupils or others closely involved with the school or foundation may, for whatever reason, wish to keep a low profile. Wh knows?

Personally, I remain anonymous on the (very few) other forums I've joined, but it somehow seemed a bit silly to do so here.

Any thoughts?
Those who are not entirely complimentary about the School may prefer to remain anonymous although in my view they should have the courage of their convictions. I would exonerate those exposing Masterplan anomalies however from that generalisation.

For myself my real name is on the profile and has popped up in the odd post also. I have tried to achieve a balance between being identifiable as a genuine Old Blue but not leaving myself open to unsolicited "spamming" by giving too much public information.

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:56 pm
by Richard Ruck
Mid A 15 wrote: Those who are not entirely complimentary about the School may prefer to remain anonymous although in my view they should have the courage of their convictions. I would exonerate those exposing Masterplan anomalies however from that generalisation.

For myself my real name is on the profile and has popped up in the odd post also. I have tried to achieve a balance between being identifiable as a genuine Old Blue but not leaving myself open to unsolicited "spamming" by giving too much public information.
They should indeed have the courage of their convictions. Let's face it, it someone feels that they had a lousy time at C.H., what have they got to gain by remaining anonymous? And why would they care?

Real name in the profile is fine. I don't think you'll get spammed if you're careful with your real e-mail address.

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:27 pm
by Mid A 15
Richard Ruck wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote: Those who are not entirely complimentary about the School may prefer to remain anonymous although in my view they should have the courage of their convictions. I would exonerate those exposing Masterplan anomalies however from that generalisation.

For myself my real name is on the profile and has popped up in the odd post also. I have tried to achieve a balance between being identifiable as a genuine Old Blue but not leaving myself open to unsolicited "spamming" by giving too much public information.
They should indeed have the courage of their convictions. Let's face it, it someone feels that they had a lousy time at C.H., what have they got to gain by remaining anonymous? And why would they care?

Real name in the profile is fine. I don't think you'll get spammed if you're careful with your real e-mail address.
Agreed.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:04 am
by Great Plum
Real name is in my profile and it doesn't take long for most people to work out who I am...

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:21 am
by J.R.
I'm not shy !

My real name is in my signature ! (I blame the Althzeimers !)

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:44 pm
by Mrs C.
I`m sure people here at CH know who I am - but am happy to tell if they don`t!

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:09 am
by J.R.
Mrs C. wrote:I`m sure people here at CH know who I am - but am happy to tell if they don`t!
"Norman Stanley Fletcher. You are an habitual........" :oops:

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:19 pm
by Euterpe13
My real name is also on profile, and anyway I'n v.v.v easy to identify !

Anything I might have had to hide is now covered by " the mists of time" ,and would indeed probably only serve to enhance my already deplorable reputation ...

" I've been thrown out of better places than this, I'll have you know !"

( on a more serious note, I fully agree with previous posts...)

B

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:17 pm
by Jude
Mrs C. wrote:I`m sure people here at CH know who I am - but am happy to tell if they don`t!
Oh my - Mrs C - I don't know who you are!! I'm a Mrs C too!! - although I just get hoardes of friends of my offspring descending like locusts and us being Jewish (had to keep that quiet!) I have an "open door" policy - so sometimes it feels like I 'm cooking for the entire of CH!!!

Re: Add your real name, CH House(s) and dates to your signature

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:13 pm
by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS
Although I am a Member of CHA, this is the first time I have entered the Forum website, bear with me !
Neill Purdie Evans Ba B 1940 to 1946
I thought it might be interesting to post some of the amusing and ridiculous events of the "War Years"

Re: Add your real name, CH House(s) and dates to your signature

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:21 pm
by Mid A 15
NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Although I am a Member of CHA, this is the first time I have entered the Forum website, bear with me !
Neill Purdie Evans Ba B 1940 to 1946
I thought it might be interesting to post some of the amusing and ridiculous events of the "War Years"
Welcome Neill!

I look forward to reading your memories.

Re: Add your real name, CH House(s) and dates to your signature

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:35 pm
by midget
Go for it, Neill.
Maggie (also war years)