Use Your Real Name

Dear Editor,

Over the years I have submitted many items to this forum.

Now I have no problem with honest criticism or disagreements. All I ask is that you use your real name. At least when you do that I can still respect you, even if I disagree with your viewpoint.

On the other hand there are those who have made some false and potentially slanderous allegations. They then choose the cover of anonymity and hide behind an assumed name. When they do that, that’s when they cease to be critics and become petty guttersnipes. I cannot have respect for them. When I have made a criticism of others in this forum, I have had the decency to least use my real name. That way (if they choose to respond back) it gives them a name to see. Just sayin’.

Jim Bailey