Originally Posted by Literature
This isn't true at all. I don't regret what I did one bit in that thread. And I was not worried about employers finding information about me in this forum. I have no problem with anything I've said here over the years, and I wouldn't want to work for anybody that did have a problem with what I've said. Rather, the reason for my change was because of posters here having information about me. Another words, I came to a point where I wanted to be like 90% of other posters here, including yourself -- more anonymous.
I think providing information about yourself on this board, especially on this forum, does really nothing to further any discussion. All it gives is a bunch of cheapshot artists to take personal shots at you personally with no information. What's the upside? Especially when you can't really prove it?
Chances are, they already made personal judgements about you, and revealing personal information about yourself does nothing to change those judgements -- they will either decide you're lying or effortlessly slot you into a caricature.
99.9% of the time on this board, I avoid sharing any personal information at all. It's not me that's worthy of focus, anyway. I'm largely stupid and boring. It's the validity of my arguments that matter.