Monday, February 20, 2006

Anonymity, Take II

At the same time, it's kind of a good idea to have a place to voice opinions where you're not scared of getting penalized by the powers-that-be. So, maybe you should start an anon. blog too.
- Danny G in the comments section

I recently suggested to someone to start a blog, but to be very careful not to tell anyone the URL, as otherwise they wouldn't be able to write anything in it. I then realized that I was contradicting what I had written about anonymity. But after thinking it over, I realize there are two types of bloggers: Those who need to be anonymous, and those who don't. Those who do, are, on the one hand, afraid of getting penalized by the powers-that-be; while, on the other hand, they have a strong need to express themselves. (It's interesting that the powers-that-be could be one's classmates, one's parents, one's Rosh Yeshiva...)
Those who don't need to be anonymous - are like me. Not afraid of getting penalized, and don't have a strong need to express themselves.


Blogger defen said...

And those like me? [grin]

20/2/06 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont mean this in a nasty way, but if you dont need to express yourself, what are you doing here.

20/2/06 4:27 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

defen: You are not anonymous, but no one knows what you are talking about, so it's as if you were.

anonymous: Good question. I don't need to express myself - everything I write here I say anyway. I'm just expanding my audience.

20/2/06 4:44 PM  
Blogger onlyajew said...

Wow...brave soul...

Writes nothing and critics those that are trying to make a difference and change the status quo you obviously endorse. I ask you as you blast UOJ-do you really think the frauds he has exposed would have been caught if he did like you and played parve??

Attack the messenger-you are just like the cowards you protect and have gotten us in this mess in the first place-take a stand a be accountable!!!!!!

Your arrogance is embarassing and laughable at the same time....

TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

21/5/07 2:17 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

Hey, pot, you are accountable?

21/5/07 2:56 PM  

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Monday, February 13, 2006


I am not the only Lakewood blogger who is not anonymous. R' Yehuda Shain has two Lakewood blogs, and he certainly is not anonymous. However, I am the only other Lakewood blogger who is not anonymous. This is because I am not out to pick fights with anyone, and I would say anything that I say here in front of anyone in Lakewood. In fact, everything I say here IS in front of everyone in Lakewood. (That is, if you have an ishur.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your also apparently the only lakewood blogger that's not worried about getting his kids into school or about getting thrown out of BMG

13/2/06 9:08 AM  
Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

anon, more than half of the blogs I read are from Lakewood.

14/2/06 11:25 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

Anonymous: Because I don't say anything online that I wouldn't say to the Roshei Yeshiva.

Eshet Chayil: Are there any that I missed?

15/2/06 5:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even if your blog was about your utmost admiration for the ry, you could run in to trouble for just using the internet.

15/2/06 9:45 AM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

I have a legitimate business need for the Internet, and have an ishur from one of the Yeshiva poskim to that effect.

15/2/06 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but will they allow THIS frivolous use of the internet.

besides the schools won't accept your kids just because you got reshus from the lakewood poskim to act like what is in their opinion, a shaigets.

so again your using your name doesn't reflect on the content of your blog. it is just an example of not being as careful as other people are about getting their children into schools

15/2/06 1:57 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

Nu, nu... There's too much to argue about here, and I'm not feeling so argumentative...

15/2/06 3:53 PM  
Blogger Semgirl said...

I really respect you , as all this hiding around is starting to irritate me. When I started blogging, it was fun, and de-stressing , now it is first causing stress..

I don't need a Ishur, because, I am in my school's library, which is BH , more then 20 miles away from Lakewood. Its just a Tznius issue, I couldn't have the honest dialogue with so many different types of people and learn so much, which is very helpful as I am pursuing a Sociology degree, without the anonymiity.

15/2/06 4:23 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

Thank you. Good luck in school!

17/2/06 1:12 AM  
Anonymous Danny G said...

You have to repect the guy who puts his name on his words. At the same time, it's kind of a good idea to have a place to voice opinions where you're not scared of getting penalized by the powers-that-be. So, maybe you should start an anon. blog too.
Maybe you already have...
All the Best,
Danny G

17/2/06 2:09 PM  

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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mistakes Happen...

A weekly made one this week. It printed an ad which played on a very inappropriate expression. I don't doubt that this was a mistake made by an unworldly copy editor. I don't fault him/her. I do fault the store that composed the ad, and I hope to see a very contrite retraction/apology very soon. People don't understand that notwithstanding the 21st century, Internet and all the modern influences, Lakewood is still a very conservative town. Antagonize your customer base at your peril.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about????

5/2/06 11:15 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

The astute reader may have noticed that I deliberately did not elaborate on the situation. I see no reason to share dirt. If you know, then, well, you know!

5/2/06 11:20 PM  
Blogger Lipman said...

In case you refer to an ad of a big European power supplying company, the ad itself was only a bit strange at most, but all in all harmless - only the combination with an article created the terrible meaning. If I've understood it correctly, the galley proofs were checked without the ads up to now. They changed that. Goes without saying that the editors formally and sincerely apologised. As you say, mistakes happen.

6/2/06 5:12 AM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

Nope. Not that.

6/2/06 9:00 AM  

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Internet in Lakewood, Part II


Anonymous said...

yeshivasociety is not based in Lakewood

6/2/06 12:02 AM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...


6/2/06 12:40 AM  

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