Adan wrote:Their site just sends a request for you to join a BUCS mailing list anyway (i.e. not in any way anonymous). It would be trivial to implement the same functionality on a bathstudent page. In fact, they could probably set up a way of subscribing yourself automatically - I've seen the option on the list config pages somewhere. That would be far more anonymous than it sending an email to them, and then having them manually add you to the list (giving them ample opportunity to see who you are in the process).
Except that you don't have to sign up with your BUCS account. You can use any email address you want, that way any messages you post can't be tied into your University life at all (unless you want them to be).
Add into that that messages aren't shown as 'from' your e-mail address but just from a generic account. The committee can see the e-mail that you sign up with, but that is all, and given that they are trusted by the members hardly an issue.
Sure, equivalent functionality could
be implemented on bathstudent, but it isn't at the moment; and the email lists, unless I'm much mistaken, are routed through MSL servers, thus meaning they could see the recipients e-mails. I'm sure they have the best of intentions, but the fewer parties involved, the easier it is to keep anonymous. Besides which, the could be implemented
argument would exclude everywhere from having an external website.