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Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:05:08 PM »
Most people's screen name is their actual name i.e. Dan, AsherO, and others. Other have their initials and their address.... And some are completly coded, i.e. Meshugener, HelpMe, or Kugelfresser.

1) Why do you hide your real name?
2) Do you mind if people know who you are?
3) Is it wrong to reveal an identity of someone who you know, if they want to stay behind a cloak of secrecy.
4) If you were required to write your name would you.
5)Do you always use the same screen name on all the blogs/ forums/ websites you visit?

Recently someone revealed my identity, I am pretty pissed.

No one has to know who I am, what I post, when I post, from where I am posting from.

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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 02:07:22 PM »
1) Why do you hide your real name?
2) Do you mind if people know who you are?
3) Is it wrong to reveal an identity of someone who you know, if they want to stay behind a cloak of secrecy.
4) If you were required to write your name would you.
5)Do you always use the same screen name on all the blogs/ forums/ websites you visit?
Why don't you start?

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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 02:11:41 PM »
Most people's screen name is their actual name i.e. Dan, AsherO, and others. Other have their initials and their address.... And some are completly coded, i.e. Meshugener, HelpMe, or Kugelfresser.

1) Why do you hide your real name?
2) Do you mind if people know who you are?
3) Is it wrong to reveal an identity of someone who you know, if they want to stay behind a cloak of secrecy.
4) If you were required to write your name would you.
5)Do you always use the same screen name on all the blogs/ forums/ websites you visit?

Recently someone revealed my identity, I am pretty pissed.


#my2cents


Those who want to give their name can and those who don't shouldn't have to. 
But you surely shouldn't go around letting others know the identity of people who wish to remain anonymous, not without their permission.
Def not nice.

I don't use my name because this forum is a public place and I am not looking to share details about myself to the whole world. It's the same reason I don't use Facebook.
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 02:34:29 PM »

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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 02:44:01 PM »


He's not the one who started the thread...
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 02:45:36 PM »
Most people's screen name is their actual name i.e. Dan, AsherO, and others. Other have their initials and their address.... And some are completly coded, i.e. Meshugener, HelpMe, or Kugelfresser.

1) Why do you hide your real name?
2) Do you mind if people know who you are?
3) Is it wrong to reveal an identity of someone who you know, if they want to stay behind a cloak of secrecy.
4) If you were required to write your name would you.
5)Do you always use the same screen name on all the blogs/ forums/ websites you visit?

Recently someone revealed my identity, I am pretty pissed.

No one has to know who I am, what I post, when I post, from where I am posting from.

#my2cents
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but why the secrecy on ur part?
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 02:54:14 PM »
The OP stated his position on this.

No one has to know who I am, what I post, when I post, from where I am posting from.
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 02:55:47 PM »
The OP stated his position on this.

Disagree.

He arguably only addressed--implicitly at that--numbers 2 and 3.

No position stated as to 1, 4, and 5.
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 03:02:26 PM »
Disagree.

He arguably only addressed--implicitly at that--numbers 2 and 3.

No position stated as to 1, 4, and 5.
This (No one has to know who I am) would take care of 1/4 but I will give you #5.
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 03:05:31 PM »
personally i don't want to broadcast my personal life to the public, hence I agree with:

Those who want to give their name can and those who don't shouldn't have to. 
But you surely shouldn't go around letting others know the identity of people who wish to remain anonymous, not without their permission.
Def not nice.

I don't use my name because this forum is a public place and I am not looking to share details about myself to the whole world. It's the same reason I don't use Facebook.
I also agree that if you do figure out someones handle (as I have for  a few handles here, and at least one person here did for me), keep it to yourself if that person so wishes....
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 03:07:54 PM »
This (No one has to know who I am) would take care of 1/4 but I will give you #5.

"No one has to know who I am" does not answer:

1) WHY that is true and/or WHY he feels that way,
4) IF he would still post if he were required to diclose; and
5) (this one you conceded already)
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 03:11:57 PM »
"No one has to know who I am" does not answer:
We look at it differently.
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 03:18:00 PM »

#my2cents
1)I can post w/o out worrying about people calling me or showing up at my house.
2)Not at all. I just don't want it in writing on the public forums.
3) I would think so, but alot of people here think its a mitzva to out people.
Someone here told me the real IDs of many posters, Yeki89 included
4)No, I never would . or if I had to I wouldn't post half of of what I do.
I already don't post alot because anyone who is a half a moderator or hacker can see my real info in a second.
5) almost always.
a) so DDFers should recognize me even on FT,MMS,SD etc..
b) I can only remember so many handles.
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 03:34:14 PM »
This thread should porbably be merged with the Anoymity thread, and moved to JS.
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Re: Screen Name vs Real Name: Why?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 03:36:55 PM »
Why don't you start?

He did, I can tell you alotttt about yeki, from gathered info from his posts. I can tell you his email, name etc; from posts and google. Of course I wouldn't share it, but beware out there.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 03:45:21 PM by U-no-me! »
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