kootch88 wrote:Stocking, what type of law do you practice?
I do "civil" (i.e., not criminal, and not domestic) and admiralty litigation, both plaintiff and defense.
Richard, I wasn't suggesting that you implement the ID thing, rather that anonymity happens to go hand in hand with the heightened "bluster factor." What my unscientific observations have shown is that, the more local a forum is, the more attention needs to be paid to "civility," since there is a greater chance that people might actually, ahem, "run into" each other.
There's a local news forum where I am that recently went to real ID's to tone it down a notch, presumably for that reason (not that I'm aware of any incident).