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This is very important, so I want to say it as clearly as I can [Thursday 18th February 2016 at 8:55 pm]
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Some comments several people have made recently (on- and off-line) about online footprints have got me thinking. And I have thought about it, and decided that there is really only one answer:


xkcd #137: Dreams


Yes, I know this LJ perhaps isn't as anonymous as it could be. But the path of censoring every possible hint as to my actual identity ultimately leads to firing this journal into the sun (along with everything else from my own domain name to my Facebook account, because all of them have ties to my identity - some unintentionally, some because that's the entire point). Because by then I'll have stripped out all the actual content and what's left, if anything, won't be worth keeping.

And I like this journal. It's a place to post photos, a place for musing on games, a place to rant, a place to post the odd tech tip that someone somewhere may find useful, a place to post real life happenings, even a place for fanfic. And it's also a place to interact with others, a place to make friends, a place to discover new things, even a place that results in such crazy randomness as receiving a postcard all the way from Antarctica.

So. This journal is staying, the rants are staying, the fanfic is staying, and the current vague level of pseudo-anonymity is staying.
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[User Picture]From: rustica
Friday 19th February 2016 at 8:06 am (UTC)
Pseudo-anonymity is what distinguishes LJ from other places, I think. You start anonymous, and then you make friends, and it becomes something more.

Not always, obviously, and not for those who don't want it. But it's how LJ has always been for me.

Glad you got the card :)
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[User Picture]From: topum
Sunday 21st February 2016 at 11:45 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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