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Thread: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    I value my anonymity.
    All of my screen names are not remotely similar to my real name.

    It saves me from any kind of drama.

    The best tip to remain anonymous on the internet is to avoid social networking sites.
    They are personal data aggregates that third parties collect information from and sell.
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    yes yes and yes

    I've used my real name by choice on many forums.

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?


    I would still be online because I use the internet for a lot of research and to keep in touch with people, though I probably wouldn't use it as often. I don't see that any website could actually force me to use my real name, but if they could and insisted on my doing so, I'd have to ask why it matters so much to them and I definitely wouldn't be using that site, free or not. The idea of being forced creeps me out.






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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    No, No, No.
    For me as well.
    I value my privacy.


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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    It depends on the site.

    My name is on my posts here. I am not ashamed of my viewpoints, and I don't hide behind anonymity. I wish more people would use their name on boards like this; I think we might have more polite conversations.

    However, I would definitely be against any government regulation requiring real names being used. As for private sites, they can set whatever requirements they want, and if I don't like it, I don't have to join.

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    My name is all over the internet. In fact, if I put it up on Google, my published papers show up along with my dissertation and crap like that. So if someone wanted to, and knew my name, it wouldn't be hard. For the first one, I think the government should be banned from demanding it, and if it were the government I definitely use less. The second one, it's their right to do so on their server...that one is a maybe because it would depend on content. Let's say it wouldn't completely stop me from participating as much; but if it were something I wasn't too into, I'd probably avoid it completely then. As for the last one, it's the one that pisses me off the most since it has my money involved. But it's still their servers and gets a "maybe" for the same reasons as the second.

    BTW, I was already leaning towards stopping WoW; and this pushed over the edge. I needed a good excuse to quit.
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    There is a very large difference between demanding that someone use their real name, and actually getting said name. While it is hypothetically possible to implement secure identity authentication, almost nobody does it. Censorship advocates in western nations are absurdly ignorant, so they have no chance at actually building a working system. Repressive states like China are probably the only groups who have both the desire to build such a system and knowledge to to so successfully.

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    My votes were maybe, no, and no.
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    i do use my real name on here, i had sadistic parents whom had a fetish for underscores
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    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    If it kept people from saying stupid **** Id be all for it.

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