Undisclosed Posting - Right and Wrong

By John Honovich, Published Aug 11, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

One of IPVM's most powerful features is to post undisclosed, enabling people to hide their name publicly while allowing IPVM to review and vet who submitted a post.

Benefits

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Comments (4)

I think Undisclosed posting is an important feature. Many individuals that I know in client companies are prohibited from "endorsing" a product in public forums, and simply describing a good experience--although truthful--constitutes an endorsement from their employer's perspective. Yet there is a great value in hearing the specifics of someone's discoveries and experiences in technology deployments, whether or not the name is disclosed.

There are many situations in which Undisclosed posting is appropriate or required.

I think your policy on handling Undisclosed posting is appropriate.

I, Carl Lindgren, would prefer that my name remain confidential in this thread... ;-)

The Undisclosed posting is an excellent idea. That being said, it gets very confusing when an "Undisclosed" replies to an "Undisclosed".

Is there any way for you to identify each undisclosed poster differently per post? Such as: "undisclosed (1)" replies to a comment made by "undisclosed (2)"

Mark, that is a good idea. I added that to the list of upcoming features. Thanks!

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