Saturday, July 19, 2008


Rather than reading this at Internation Musing, watching the voyeur in the photo made me think that there exists a certain likeness between anonymous commenters and burqa wearers.


  1. but she has beautiful eyes, and that counts..))

  2. Hans,
    taking it as a humourous note I could smilingly agree to the first part.
    However, beautiful eyes are not able to change my mind. They do not count, at all.

    Anonyma au Canada,
    Very close to delete your comment, on second thought, though, it's a nice example for brashly impertinence and quite a few more deficits of character which are significant for anonymii.

  3. My question would be does a name give credence to the words written? What do we know really about any commenter unless we know them personally or have had contact with them in other ways. However I agree on all accounts if the anonymous commenter is rude, sarcastic or plain stupid etc.

  4. Janice,
    In case an informant asks to be anonym I'd, of course, accept not to disclose her/his name to any third person.
    However, I'd insist on that s/he'd tell me her/his name.
    It's a matter of trust, at least a leap of trust.
    Ah, it's a complex matter. Perhaps once I'll feel like writing a post about it.
    Anyway, again, you are quite right with what you wrote. :)

  5. :) I wish you would write the post on Anonymii. Then I might understand why you reacted so strongly to a simple, "Thank you, Hans." when you already knew where the Anonymous lived. Actually I wouldn't accept anonymity on my blog, if I had one.:)

    Janice was so very nice. I started to read her poetry because of her comment. I was astounded by her creativity.

  6. My Tukish friend recently told me that the burqa was originally worn by prostitutes as an attempt at anonymity.
    I have mixed feelings about burqas...

    My mother always told me to ignore anonymous notes etc. Good advice and I took it. No need to listen to anyone lacking the courage of their convictions.

  7. The lack of courage of convictions is one great deficit in a society.

    When diving into the phenomenon one will soon realise, though, that the matter is pretty complex.