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Pseudo-Anonymity: What do you like/not like?

I saw Sahil got some HEAT on LI for posting one of the conversations that happened in the War Room.


What are the things that you like and do not like about pseudo-anonymity overall and particularly here in the War Room?

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Opinionated
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Account Executive

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Broncosfan
Politicker
+5
Account Manager
Completely agree. It's basically the worst of Facebook at this point.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Twitter is worse lol
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Hmm. Other handles even worse at times (twitter!)
sahil
Notable Contributor
+15
Deepak Chopra of Sales
Thanks for the love fam. I posted it to prove a point: LNKD is toxic.

And it was instantly obvious why I'm so thankful to be part of this community ❤️
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
you a G Sahil
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Big fan. I have co-workers on here, compete with a few people on here, but because of the anonymity I can be open and engage on posts/topics I otherwise would not be able to (interviewing, sales skills, competes, etc). I think the level of collaboration on here is awesome, and would not happen otherwise. 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
FAX
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
+tons! for this
GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
I think most of the reaction proved his point. The post he shared was pretty well received on here, but in LI world people seemed outraged. They don't live in reality or what to create a false persona for their "professional" network. Public perception/outrage clearly alters peoples real thoughts and opinions.
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jackodiamonds
Opinionated
+4
Account Executive
That’s because these are two entirely different platforms. People can post whatever they want here, that’s the whole point. It doesn’t make sense to share anonymous posts from here on LinkedIn as it has an entirely different audience and purpose 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Totally agree 
Stardust
WR Officer
+9
President
totally Agree. LI has turned into another Facebook.  Some of the outrage is completely unnecessary. 
Da
DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
I love it personally. I hate the cesspool that anonymous forums/social media can create. We also can be more honest on here than on a LinkedIn or Facebook since it is pseudo-anonymous. I like this happy medium and hope that more companies pick this up.
Soldmysoultoselltech
Praised Answer
+1
Account Executive
Salespeople communicate very differently. LI is a joke when it comes to free expression. I really enjoy the ability to connect with like-minded people
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Like-minded folks help you and everyone grow. This platform is apt and so very right 💯
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
I'm famous....  but to answer your Q, I'm a big fan of Pseudo-Anonymity. Not in the sense of people being able to say whatever they want, good or bad and without consequences, indifferent there, but because language tends to be free-er. I like Reddit for the same reason but you can find really bad channels and really good channels but you won't see that level of conversation going on elsewhere. 
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
I love the genuine will to help one another. We're a competitive bunch, but at the same time, we want to compete with the best. It's been fun seeing people take time and energy to help fellow savages!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Wtf? I missed it. I also haven't been on LI in a few days.

I love it here. I can give truthful advice the way I WANT to present it, without fear of repercussions. 
champchamp
Catalyst
+5
Enterprise Sales Development Representative
I tried to look for the post the share a SS but I can't find it so maybe he deleted it. 

He shared a conversation about someone in the War Room saying that they used a female alias to prospect and the increased success they had with it.

People attacked him saying that it was unethical and that he shouldn't share it bla, bla bla...

Even though he mentioned that he didnt support the tactic, that just wanted to share what happens when people are allowed to have converations without having to worry about being canceled.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Thanks for bringing me up to speed. 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Like minded savages wanting to pump up other savages
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
non savages need not apply
TheWolfofGlengarry
Opinionated
+1
Global Account Manager
First off, what happens in the war room should stay in the war room. 

Second, using pseudonyms allows us to be honest and open without fear of retaliation by organizations or others who can identify you professionally. 

Keep it this way.
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
I agree. My expectations is that what I say here remains anonymous and same for what my fellow sales savages say. That's what I like most about this platform. 
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
There is a place and purpose for both kinds of communities. I enjoy both for different reasons
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
To be fair, that heat mainly came from just a few people with the loudest voices. If anything, the responses were the perfect argument for why the style here is so important. Also, props to Sahil for keeping his cool when being attacked.
KGCanada
Valued Contributor
+4
Senior Executive
Just diving in, hope to really have good honest conversations with other sellers.  
tentativeonthecalendar
Fire Starter
+2
Business Development Representative
I think broadly it's really beneficial to having honest conversations on the platform, but like all things it's not perfect. T


There are people who will use tactics (and post in WR about them) that I find morally wrong or questionable - like men posing as women to sell, just my 2 cents - but the majority of the time the pseudo-anonymity of WR lets us share our legitimate experiences and opinions.

You can't stand on your professional reputation on here. That leads some people to feel comfortable sharing things they do that I don't agree with, but it also leads a lot more people to share valuable, authentic things that I am already using to improve my career and skillset.

TLDR: Two sides to every coin. I'd rather we all be honest and sometimes it brings out something ugly than all be performing constantly.
MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
I think it really works well here because of the tedious process that corp goes through in vetting every person. You look at the anonymity provided to people on social media (insta, reddit, etc.) and it really detracts from the community. 

Here, we are all looking to either learn, or teach so it works out very well. 
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
LOVE it. I used to try and post shit on LI and I legit used to spend 30 mins to come up with a fake ass full o crap post where people would come to agree with me. And on here, let’s just say, I’m not saying anything fake lol
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
I LOVE the anonymity on the WR, given my role I am constantly finding myself having to temper my thoughts and feelings on LI because its public facing in nature.   I enjoy the freedom of being able to speak passionately in a community without the BS politics that come with LI.   Oh and most "influencers" in sales on LI are garbage. 
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
Couldn't agree more. 
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
+9
Consultant
Long time Reddit user. Something I enjoy about there is the use of "alt" accounts to further tighten up pseudo-anonymity. This allows the demographic that want to create and build a following in the pseudo anonymous environment to also use the platform and interact with certain topics/communities safely.
Wolfe
Politicker
+4
BDR
Like the anonymity. Makes it easier to be open and candid.
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
I blame Marketing
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RedLightning
Politicker
+7
Mid-Market AE
I'm a big fan. The fact that he got heat and had to pull the post really proves the point. 
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+8
Territory Rep
I've had some issues with our company asking us to push content on LI on behalf of the company. 

It gets zero feedback every. single. time. No matter the hashtags, the fluff, etc. 

And I've been doing it for months. 

It's MY profile. Not yours. LinkedIn feels like a self glorification feed about how great x company or x individual are and blah blah blah. 
LSU
Old School Bravo
Partner Manager
I feel like the mainstream internet needs more of it. Saw the post & immediately knew he would catch 'constructive criticism'. 

Likes:
- More honesty with less the fluff
- Less social risk when being blunt aka avoiding cancel culture 
- Freedom of influencers who are trying to make a personal name for their 'brand' 

Dislikes:
- Can't gauge how legit someone is by seeing their background or researching them 
- I sucked at being creative when it came to my pseudonym 
Bgame11
Good Citizen
+2
Business Development Manager (staffing sales)
If everything is controversial, nothing is controversial. Don’t be afraid to be edgy, you may be pleasantly surprised by the positive response 
StringerBell
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I can be way more open with my thoughts here given the anonymity. 
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
I really enjoy it...but also REALLY want a DM feature. 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I agree it's hyperbole i just use it as a resume dump
Brando
Politicker
+7
SDR Manager
I think it's great that people can ask advice on specific questions without everyone finding out specific people involved, like dealing with managers, dealing with reps, helping with deals, without the fear of facing backlash.

You can get real help here, 
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So like, Gong obviously forced all their employees to post on linkedin today with an obvious template?
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