Dizzy Blonde wrote:...Are you suggesting that people have posted under different names? Whatever next?
If you read the first sentence in my post you will see that I am not suggesting anything. People must draw their own conclusions. Whatever conclusion they draw may or may not be correct.
Personally I regard posting under different names as a trolling activity and to be discouraged. One Crete based forum that was very active closed down precisely because of this type of activity. That was an open forum with no registration so it was easy to do. This forum requires registration so I can only presume* that the owner of the forum has decided to allow it in this case. That is entirely her decision.
I have posted on three Crete based fora over a period of more than ten years and always used the same tag. I know of many other posters on this forum who have done similarly. I also use the same tag if I post on comment sections of media articles. Anybody is entitled to hold any view they wish but if they are going to express those views in any public form then they should be prepared to stand behind them. Most people change identities because they do not want to stand behind their published views. To me that makes those views worthless.
* I stress the word "presume". I have no knowledge of this.