New York Senate has a bill (a proposed law) introduced which, if approved, will alter all the internet and this forum in particular. It seeks to ban usage of made-up (i.e. any other than legal) names for any posts and introduce mandatory address attachement.
Verbatim from the bill:
“A web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate. All web site administrators shall have a contact number or e-mail address posted for such removal requests, clearly visible in any sections where comments are posted.”
Here is the whole story news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology- … 49128.html
Even though it is still far away from being a law, remember that bubonic plague started from a single bacterium.