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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    [Stemming from the thread about Blizzard using everyone's real-life names]

    The poll is multi-faceted with 3 questions - don't get confused, read carefully:

    A) If the government required you to use your real name online - would you be online as much as you are now?

    1 = yes,
    2 = no
    3 = maybe

    B) If a forum that you frequent for FREE (IE: not purchasing a related product for access, not ever donating or paying membership of some type) required that you use your real name - would you use the forum?

    4 = yes
    5 = no
    6 = maybe

    C) If a forum that you frequented as a CUSTOMER (IE: purchasing a related product for access, donating and paying a membership or access fee of some type) required that you use your real-name would you use the forum?

    7 = yes
    8 = no
    9 = maybe

    Option 10) Otherific! For all the otherer options I couldn't worm in.
    Whatever happened to lying? In your scenario do they cross reference your information somehow to make sure you're using your real name?
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    I’d have to hide myself, muhaha!
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    I've got social anxiety and already self-censor out of an unhealthy fear of disapprobation. That's why I lurk so much and post so infrequently. Heck, just look at my join date and my post count. And that's while I'm allowed to spew my retardation anonymously. If my online idiocy was indelibly associated with my real name, I'd never be more than a voiceless IP sucking up bandwidth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    My Dad did that - alot - revealed personal details about my family and me ...
    My sympathies! It sucks, when family members dont see anything wrong with this. I had a stalker who was in love with me once. He followed me for years. My family liked him and used to let them camp in their garden, and gave him my address when he visited. Luckily, I was doing quite a lot of world travel at the time, so he rarely caught up with me.

    When I complained to my parents about their lack of discretion about giving out my personal details, they would laugh. They just saw this guy as a harmless lovesick fool who amused them, but I was pretty tired of him appearing in all kinds of places I was, or sending mail to me when he should not have known where I was. Once, I had my mail delivered to a different place to the one one I lived in. He phoned there, to try to get them to give out the address of where I was living. I dont think he was dangerous or anything like that, but he sure was annoying.

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

    No, Maybe, Maybe

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

    Yes, Maybe, Yes.

    I really don't care if my real name is used, anything I say online, I don't mind being associated with, I'm not one of those gits who hides behind online anonymity. If I was paying for a service and I was getting some use out of their online forum, I'd keep doing so no matter whether my name was used or not. Free forums, who knows, it depends on how much enjoyment I got out of it, I may stay or move on depending.
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    Whatever happened to lying? In your scenario do they cross reference your information somehow to make sure you're using your real name?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yes, Maybe, Yes.

    I really don't care if my real name is used, anything I say online, I don't mind being associated with, I'm not one of those gits who hides behind online anonymity. If I was paying for a service and I was getting some use out of their online forum, I'd keep doing so no matter whether my name was used or not. Free forums, who knows, it depends on how much enjoyment I got out of it, I may stay or move on depending.
    That's a different view of it.

    I'm not personally embarassed or hiding from people (like my husband or Mom) knowing my opinions and views. . . so that doesn't occur to me.
    What I say online is what I feel and think - there's no difference. There's also no difference forum to forum. I am the same - my ID changes.
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    No-No-Maybe for me.

    I caveat my answers that I would give my name to the SITE but if it were public, I would not. There are far too many exploiters and dangerous people on line. To reveal personal information on line to the 'general public' is a mistake and can come back to haunt a person very quickly.
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yes, Maybe, Yes.

    I really don't care if my real name is used, anything I say online, I don't mind being associated with, I'm not one of those gits who hides behind online anonymity. If I was paying for a service and I was getting some use out of their online forum, I'd keep doing so no matter whether my name was used or not. Free forums, who knows, it depends on how much enjoyment I got out of it, I may stay or move on depending.
    Being anonymous isn't always about being a jack ass troll.

    I have legal(not criminal or the like) & harassment type reasons to be anonymous and I don't believe most people here think I'm a purposeful troll.
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    Re: How do you feel abour your real name being revealed online?

    I would be less active, since I have to make sure that my friends, family and my future employers approve of what I'm saying. Most of time I wouldn't mind, but sometimes I prefer it to be anonymous. But I would certinally post less.
    Last edited by Camlon; 07-10-10 at 05:25 AM.

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