This is one of the main reasons I lost interest in the site. I used to run certain browsers through multi-proxies, but thats because I do IT security and you have to practice what you say you know. With that mindset, I liked SA's anonymity attitude and that real sailing and marine industry professionals posted using crazy names, believing themselves to be anonymous. But Clean broke that implied rule many times, at least once to detriment to someones job. Those types of posters dwindled as did the value of the threads. To his credit, after feeding from the trough for a while, Clean appears to be better about names. But the magic is gone.+1Unless it's Clean. When he gets his panties in a bunch he has no problem outing people here and he does it precisely to intimidate them. Does this "rule" apply to him?
but the bottom line is its a veiled attempt at intimidation and that won't be tolerated.
One of the best things SA could do is to find out if turning off logging of account IP's and not logging website IP's was legal, and if so, implement while moving to a provider that also nixed logging and was not able to be manipulated by government writs, then announce the changes with much fanfare. Yes, the idiots would turn up the volume, but I suspect some very interesting people would as well.