on anonymity, identity, reputation, and spoofing

Eric Hughes hughes at ah.com
Mon Oct 18 00:02:09 PDT 1993

>I think the following guidelines are very
>reasonable, and might be part of a list charter agreed to by new members:

>1) list members are allowed *one* anonymous identity if any. [etc. ...]
>spoofing is probably the #1 crime against cypherpunk ideology.

That which can never be enforced should not be prohibited.

The claim that a person should have only one pseudonym per forum
indicates profound misunderstanding.  If someone wants to have
multiple cryptographically protected pseudonyms, they will be able to;
that is one of the main goals of cypherpunks software.

The situations you despise will occur.  This is reality.  Change your
own psychology or change your own software.  You will not be able to
change the other person.


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