Just curious as I am re-writing my own personal from-scratch Anonymous forum and am stuck on the decision if users should all post as the infamous "Anonymous" user or allow them to create their own unique name that will be used with a Tripcode.
Some could say why not both and I somewhat agree because sometimes you have a lot to say but have input restrictions forcing users to post multiple times. In those cases, allowing the user to have a temporary reserved name gives validity to their posts; they're still Anonymous unless they're stupid and put their real name.
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"Would you rather all users post as "Anonymous" OR allow them to post using Tripcode names?"
We could go back-and-forth all day everyday on this topic/issue.
Let's think about it this way....
The term "Anonymous" is too general of a term and when used can create confusion. Anonymous can be broken down into two sub-categories:
* Pseudo-Anonymous - when you are given a false sensation that you are anonymous which is more just playing with your emotions.
* Truly Anonymous - when you are anonymous in its truest form where absolutely no information is collected or stored about you.
With today's technology it's virtually impossible for Truly Anonymous websites to even exist because most hardware components store/collect some type of digital information about you and has the ability to use it against you if needed.
When textboards / imageboards first started out in the 1990's they were considered Truly Anonymous because so many people used them which made it almost impossible to identify any one person based on their writing style semantics / characteristics. (note I said "almost impossible" but not "impossible" because someone with enough time, input, and smarts could do it....like.... Artificial Intelligence)
With a small enough group of users you could study the language semantics of each users' content and start connecting dots of who wrote what even if they all posted under the name Anonymous.
Most websites now days like https://www.reddit.com/ and https://news.ycombinator.com/ (Hacker News) are considered Pseudo-Anonymous because they give you the false sense of anonymity on the surface, but behind the scenes they collect your Internet address in case they have to use it against you in the form of disciplinary action.
We're all fucked because A.I. has the ability to identify us by our writing styles regardless of which anonymity category we fall under.
>With today's technology it's virtually impossible for Truly Anonymous
Remove timestamp & stylometry, and true anonymity can begin again.
OP, tripcodes are weak, let them sign their own posts using their desired encryption if the need to metafag. Cost effective on your end too.
Only headers needed are subject, tags, and body.
I been thinking about not using any meta info for replies. Just the text content and nothing else, no date, no name, etc.
>This is a joke, right?
What model do you want to use?
Remember what caught ShadowBrokers was _doxing himself on twitter_, not that they used JZ's stylo.
>timestamped messages make them feel more "real"...
You can mask to an extent, but real anonymity doesn't even consider time, only the discussion.
Apes shitting on your site have nothing to do with making a sound discussion _people want to talk about while LEA prying too_. It's a common practice to spam a network with proper OPSEC. Consider your site watched and successful. Now to AI filter spam!
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33chan, come over