Friday, October 30, 2009

Privacy Concerns


Thanks for your reply to the below reader comment in which you say, "I would be glad to respond to this person. Have him/her send me an e-mail. " We will let one of our readers answer you. However, please remember: emails sent to you are public information from private addresses and thus make one vulnerable to retaliation, not by you but by others. So please consider the concern one of our readers expressed in response to a criticism of anonymous involvement:

"...why don't you go ahead and post your name, address, and phone number, and then criticize the criminals that roam our streets accosting innocent residents and destroying our property. Then, tell us what happens to you. And while you're at it, criticize the government to whom you have to beg for permission to improve your property, then see how helpful they are when you need a permit. I can totally understand why the agents of change at Eugene Advocates want to protect their privacy and safety. What difference does it make who they are anyway? They are not asking us to rely on their credibility in reporting what anyone with open eyes can see and experience first hand."