Folks who comment in this forum and who work for an EA org often append a “disclaimer” to their comments, along the lines of “speaking for myself, not my employer”. I find such disclaimers slightly distracting and annoying, in part because I suspect they are unnecessary. I also fear that this practice may change commenting norms in such a way that adding disclaimers will become necessary at some point in the future (“What do you mean you were not speaking on behalf of your organization? Why didn’t you add a disclaimer, then, like everyone else here now does?”). However, I realize that these suspicions and fears may not be well-grounded, so I’m curious to learn what others think. I welcome answers from everyone, but especially from those who do regularly add such disclaimers to their comments (feel free to use an anonymous account if you aren’t comfortable discussing your reasons publicly).