re: Community And Anonymity Must Get Along
On the same page. The question is whether or not the civility we seek can be gained by an institution stepping in and saying "I know this person, this author, this commenter, and not only is she real but there are good reasons for me to keep her anonymous (i.e., the hive mind that is corporate brand protection). I have verified that she has a real job/life/email/phone and if worse comes to worst, I (the institution) can call her out." Verified anonymity.
That is fundamentally different than the kind of anonymity we've experienced on the web.