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Pseudonymous Bloggers Kick Total Fucking Ass! w00t!1!!11!!!

Lots of agonizing and hand-wringing and philosophizing and navel-gazing and vituperation and fight/flight-response activation at ScienceBlogs and elsewhere in the blogosphere concerning pseudonymous blogging. Some say that pseudonymous bloggers are RUINING THE INTERNET11!!1!!!!ELEVENTY!11!!1!!!!, while others assert that pseudonymous blogging KICKS TOTAL FUCKING ASS. PhysioProf has opined on this topic previously:

I am convinced that those who rail against anonymity are weak-egoed credential-obsessed lickspittles who hate the fact that anonymous bloggers–and other writers–can develop tremendous influence and credibility in academia–and society at large–without relying on fancy credentials from fancy institutions. They are the kind of people who admire and tune their CVs on a daily basis, polish their framed diplomas, but who no one reads, listens to, or gives a flying fuck about. It drives them berserk that they are ignored despite their credentials, while many anonymous writers are respected, admired, and even loved.

One ScienceBlogger even concluded that pseudonymity is “a terribly difficult philosophical question”. It’s only a difficult philosophical question if you’re a demented fucking wackaloon obsessed with your own “credentials” and those of others, and unwilling to simply judge people on the merits of what they say.

Anyhoo, because ScienceBlogs has been abuzz with demented fucking wackaloons ranting and raving about the evils of pseudonymous blogging and commenting, our whip-cracking overlord Ginny has created a poll seeking to take the temperature of ScienceBlogs’ readers on this issue.

So get off your fucking asses and go over there and make your vote count! Pseudonymous bloggers kick total fucking ass!!! w00t!!!!!111!!1!!

Comments

  1. says

    Some of those people over on the Science blogs are beginning to take themselves way too seriously. They need to lighten up, walk away from the lap top, spend less time obsessing about happenings in cyberspace and more time actually living.

  2. says

    Hey cut the Non-Pseudonymous sci-geeks some slack. If they don’t get their names recognized on the intertubes, how will they every rub that high school prom king and queen’s noses in it?

  3. says

    As a semi-pseudonymous blogger (I publish my real name on my blog) I can weigh in without self-justification with my complete, unqualified support for pseudonymity.

  4. says

    I took the poll and here is the comment I left;
    “Makes me wonder what Albert Einsteins pseudoname would have been?
    E=MCSquared?
    Maybe just E. McSquared? Would it have made a huge difference whether he was pseudononymous WRT to his theory of relativity?
    I judge by content, let me give you an irrefutable example, DRUDGE.”

    Thank you for your time.
    Philip Paul

  5. says

    Nine posts out of ten over here I laugh out loud, much to the chagrin of those with offices near mine. Thanks for helping to make me an obnoxious neighbor.

  6. larue says

    Ok, and I KNOW I’m gonna get pocket protector level snark leveled at me, but WTF is with all the 11′s, eleventy’s and such?

    I didn’t even get the decoder ring.

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