But when I went to approve the comment, I noticed the email address was faked. And, for some reason, that ticked me off.
I’m a big fan of transparency. In all the years I’ve been on the internet, I’ve never used any other name than “Shawn King” or a variation thereof. I’ve never been “anonymous” and never used a pseudonym. But I completely understand when someone else wants to. But what I do want and expect is accountability. I know I can’t check each and every email address that posts to the site but I won’t let the really obvious fake ones through.
And while this comment isn’t offensive by any means, the fact that someone from the University of Southern Indiana (hey Blow Me – whois lookups are easy) would post but not use a real email address so you can be contacted about your post just rubs me the wrong way. Am I being stupid/naive/unreasonable?