"I assume that Inferno's policy is similar to that of Professor Watts..
Internet phantoms who have cryptic handles and no name get no respect here. If you think your opinion or idea is important, elevate your status by being open and honest. People that use their real name get more respect than phantoms with handles. I encourage open discussion. "
Well I am not familar with this Professor Watts and in fact my respect policy is even stronger than the above. This goes for warmists only, skeptics already have by respect.
It's important to remember that in Blog Science your name is as important, if not more important, than your arguments. If there's a problem with your identity there's automatically going to be a way for me to dismiss your argument.
Problems with your identity might include:
- Working for or being in someway associated with "acedemia" in which case you are just trying to defend your funding stream.
- Having a so-called "degree" (same as above)
- Having a name that sound a bit liberal (French names, etc), ie you are hoping for a return to communism.
So I demand warmists not only use their full and real name on this blog if they want respect, but also that they provide the full names of their immediate family. Don't worry I won't use this information for anything other than digging up dirt on them and their families in order to discredit their arguments.
As a plus side by using your real full name your posts will become permanently recorded into the google search engine, meaning past, present and future aquaintances will all be able to google your name and see everything you do online in your free time without you knowing. Who on earth could have a problem with that?
Skeptics are handled a little differently. You don't need to use your real name, but if you do and have any associations with acedemia this increases your respect.