I'm going to play Devil's Advocate for a bit, so please, just roll with me for a bit.
As far as ATC anonymity, I have no issue with that. You guys are out there doing a great job, and nothing should take you away from that; even fame. But please don't get the lot of us wrong here; we didn't ask or probe for John's or Arnie's name or anything like that whatsoever. There have been articles, interviews done by the media, etc., which have exposed (lack of a better word) them to the public, and put them in that spotlight. Their names became public from that, and not from anything that LiveATC has done.
I do have to say that some of you controllers do actually deserve to be put on a pedestal. For aviation buffs, you guys are the proverbial role model; highly unlike those in follywood who get beglamoured up to be something they're not. You do deserve praise and edifications for the work you do; is there really anything wrong with (properly) learning a controller's name, just to say thank you?
As far as fansites go, there's a very fine line between fan
. The latter, and putting up a site about that person basically indicatesthat that person has a reputation that they have to live up to. That is a huge burden on someone to keep up, on top of the stress they already have on the job. Would anyone really want to give someone that?
Names aside, I don't really see a problem if you signed your operating initials. At the very least, if there is a feed in your area, we would know that "this person is a damn good controller", and more people would want to listen to you do what you do best: control, without any burden of needing to impress someone or please an audience. But I don't think there is anything you need to be scared or worried of with the audience you have here. We all should have enough common sense to not do anything that borders on fanaticism.
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