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Proviso Probe

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Posting to Proviso Probe

I’ve received a couple complaints by telephone about eliminating the anonymous comments.

I created a new Blogger account to see how much info one needs to provide. I did provide a valid email address, but did not receive any email. So, I suspect one could create a Blogger account with a false email address. Obviously, the syntax needs to be correct.

But even if you create an account with your email address, Blogger doesn’t give it out unless you authorize it. I suppose the email address could be obtained with a court order. But a court order can obtain your IP address for anonymous posts. The IP address tells how you accessed the Internet, so it will point back to your home or office.

Or you can create a free email account with Yahoo or Hotmail that isn’t connected to your name. This is probably a good idea anyway. It will allow you to pursue anonymous sexual encounters on craigslist or you can give the dummy email address to websites, companies and organizations you suspect will give the address to spammers.

3 Comments:

  • New blog beat-him-at-da-pole please join our anti establishment post

    By Blogger beat-him-at-da-pole, at 7:16 PM, October 04, 2005  

  • Carl,
    Why are people on this blog so mean-spirited? It would be nice to have discussion on politics and other issues about Proviso with out all of the name-calling, etc. There are issues that we can have meaningful conversation about.
    On a related issue, Sneed made mentioned in her column that some Federal indictments may be coming down concerning a certain water project in Proviso. Since that post we've heard nothing from Fitzgerald. I guess he's got bigger fish to fry in Chicago at the moment. Can you shed some light on what she may be talking about and who is involved?

    By Blogger AB of Bellwood, at 12:13 AM, October 05, 2005  

  • I don't know. Got a link to the Sneed column?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:25 PM, October 07, 2005  

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