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Date:         Sat, 24 Jun 89 18:31:00 EDT
From:         Homer 
Subject:      conceal
To:           adore-l@ualtavm

     On GAYNET not only was there much motivation to conceal your
name from curious passerbys, they had a special list you could send
your mail to that would strip the header from it so you could post

     Although I used neither, I can see why it might be a good idea.

     However on other lists, like ETHICS-L, posting without your name
is a high crime.  Its all a matter of the company you keep, and
the social acceptance of yourselves and the topic.

     ADORE-L is dangerous.  Bill says it is not, but that is
because we are discussing Bill these days rather than other things.

     But it is that very dangerousness that makes we want everyone
on the list to know who is on the list.  Gays are not usually
dangerous to other gays, and heavy anti gay people usually post
and blow their cover and get themselves in hot water.

     But, being maximally paranoid, ADORE-L could be just the kind
of list that someone would want to listen in on to find out who
is not a good American or something in order to report to someone
else.  Maybe we havn't gotten there yet, but we will.

     If I had known (remembered) about the conceal option when
I wrote the APL's and the Charter, you can be sure it would have
been mentioned.  So now I should do what I should have done then, which
is give it some thought.

 Homer               adore-l@ualtavm      6/24/89 conceal