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Kathleen Ralph
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I'm of two minds of "real name policies" online.  My first thought is that there are legitimate reasons why people may want to shield their identity.  I think that those people who have real and genuine reasons to keep their name to themselves should be able to. Also people build a "brand" through a nickname or what have you as artists,  or writers or actors.  Let's face it we don't make actors use their "real" names online, they use the names we know them as.

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Anonymity allows people to think they can behave in any manner they choose.  The people who are the most abusive online are people who think their identities are hidden.  Because in the real world people would never say the things they say online, would never release someone's personal information, or threaten to kill or rape them.

It's a conundrum that people who care about the online world have to think about.  Where do we draw the line on anonymity?
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Interesting, Joe Schmidt, I mean, Kathleen Ralph.

I prefer real names. I don't like those who hide behind a pseudonym then be a-holes. It lends sincerity and makes one be a wee bit accountable for what they say when it is their actual name displayed. Besides, none of us are really anonymous, and if one does want to hide it's fairly easy to do.

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I did too!

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Coffee ingested.   ...pokes head up to observe internet, shakes head, pulls head back down....
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Just trimmed the fur-beast-of-death's claws.  Now she eyeing me... this may be my last post.
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The wee wonder saved up her allowance ever since seeing a set of these at Comic Expo.

well they arrived today...  they are so funny - it makes me wish I had a pair

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B007YNBOJM?keywords=Necomimi&qid=1438117984&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
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Today was a day of mixed emotions.  But I'm in my warm home with my loving family (and advil) time for sleep
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Another Busy day today: #5DailyGratitudes: hot water, leftovers in the fridge, inspiration, my mom, home grown tomatoes  
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Today is killing me, I have 200 words written and all I can think about is how loud the garbage trucks are outside and my kids electric ears
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This is actually a really clever idea.  It jogged my memory that I did something like this (but not as cleverly) with a notebook I was creating characters in. when I was in my 20's.  Each character had a different colour paper edge that I did with highlighters. This looks like it would work way better!
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trying to pry my eyes open today...  hello coffee.
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No, I don't drink. I'm tame. I'll come scrape you up off the floor in a bit :)

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Getting ready to go to work - can I get 500 words written in half an hour? #amwriting
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#5DailyGratitudes: Having work to do, birds singing, a beautiful sunny morning, people who know me well, being excited.
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Artist, Illustrator and Full Time University Student
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Mom, wife, student, artist, late bloomer

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Have two elementary school aged children and went back to University at Age 45... yeah, I love doing the impossible.
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  • University of Calgary
    Visual Studies (BFA), 2010 - present
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