when anonymous forums go bad…

kind of flattering, kind of scary, I read two responses to me on a [hopefully] anonymous job-related message board today:

[dude…]
Sep 12, 2008 2:29 AM EST

How many years is it that you have been here, hanging on? Same company, same username, same counter arguments?

I really hate to break it to you, but EVERYONE has moved on. So give it to me straight — why haven’t you? What’s going on with you?

I promise I’m not going to rattle back some played out biases about [the firm] – I truly just want to understand what seperates you from everyone else… What keeps you there?

this guy posted a second time to add that he has been reading my posts for over three years now (under various aliases, but apparently identifiable by the “way you write and frame positions” — [damned double-hyphen!] cursed all-lower-case!)…

his question is valid.  the answer of the day today (777 point drop in the Dow, general market uncertainty) doesn’t jive over all the past three years…

“why haven’t you?  what’s going on with you?  what keeps you there?”
— triple-hyphens aren’t going to trick me into revealing all that…

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