The New York Times has an article on anonymous comments that doesn’t add a lot to the arguments you’ve read here before. But this line from the story caught my eye.
doubts that there is a legitimate value in letting people express opinions that may get them in trouble at work, or may even offend their neighbors, without having to give their names, said William Grueskin, dean of academic affairs at Columbia’s journalism school.
Call me “No One” Mr. Grueskin. I think people who have an opinion need to decide whether that opinion is strong enough for them to risk something to espouse it. If they feel that it may hurt them at work or with their neighbors, then, as Archie bunker would say, “Stifle it.”