To play Devil's advocate
perhaps we should compare handles
to a fine wine
. An email address that indicates it has been in use for a number of years could possibly add an air of authority
(or at least consistancy & longevity) to an otherwise insignifcant nym
Now, we know that nobody online would ever do something so vile
as to present false credential
s and pretend to know something they don't, so the system should be safe.