Is It Ok To Use Your Real Name On This Site?
Prof. Lionel Aranha
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#1
| Member

Is It Ok To Use Your Real Name On This Site?

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After reading India Mike's post, (on unsolicited email & such other things)the question: IS IT OK TO USE YOUR REAL NAME ON THIS SITE haunts me. I find that most of the IM ers have not revealed their identity. Any particular reason

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#2
| Guru
i never reveal my real full name anywhere on the internet, unless i have to. Its not anything to do with indiamike.com., but, the fact that powerful serach engines are capable of mining data from almost any website on the www.
#3
| Finger Licking Good

Wow Never Thought about it

You raise an interesting point and I never thought about it. I should be more cautious next time about the use of real name. By the way my name is Ringo Starr. :D
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#4
| Maha Guru Member
>> After reading India Mike's post, (on unsolicited email & such other things)the question: IS IT OK TO USE YOUR REAL NAME ON THIS SITE haunts me. I find that most of the IM ers have not revealed their identity. Any particular reason? <<

The usual safety precautions prevail... there's some happy medium between totally revealing oneself in public or in private, and most of us have found our preferred methods for doing this.

There are certainly a lot of crazies "out there on the Internet" and I'm not anxious for them to find me; but my friends all have alternate ways of contacting me, as should yours.
The map is not the territory. --Alfred Korzybski
#5
| Maha Guru Member
I always use my real name in internet, probably because I have a lack of imagination and of course it never crossed my mind that nobody can make any bad use of it. And in such a case I'm too old to worry about it.

Life is normally easier that people thinks.

Jorge
#6
| .
No rules against it but personally I don't think it is a good idea to put full name or e-mail address in public view anywhere on the internet for the reasons crvlvr mentions and just for privacy reasons.

There is also no rule against using bold type and colours in posts either, but I don't see any need for it in this instance. Perhaps you were unaware of it, but even using all capital letters in a post or title is the internet equivalent of SHOUTING and is considered rude and generally frowned upon unless warranted for some particular reason.
#7
| Loud Noisy Bird
nicely put, -m2- :D
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#8
| Maha Guru Member
Another reason against using bold and color is that it's too noticeable to people walking past my desk when I'm sneaking a read at work.
#9
| Maha Guru Member
Amen Skell..
#10
| Guru
Amen Skell. I just got busted at work cuz the big red font was reflecting off the window behind me and visble to all.
#11
| res ipsa loquitur

Originally posted by: skellAnother reason against using bold and color is that it's too noticeable to people walking past my desk when I'm sneaking a read at work.


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Yeah, and my BACK's to the door in my office (thereby violating Mafia protocol) so my boss can sneak up on me! Whoops!
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#12
| Honorary Mod
Bold is cool

Underlined is ok

But bold AND underlined looks bad

AND BOLD UNDERLINED AND IN HUGE RED UPPER CASE IS SIMPLY THOUGHTLESS

I was going to edit the text in the opening post but then saw -m2- had left it. We haven't needed rules on text since 2001 when the site began, and the occasional variety is good, but I think skell made a good point about how it is just unnecessary and inconvenient having this sort of text on the display.

rab (not real name!!)
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#13
| Honorary Mod
And by the way

WWUSA - you mean you are not the real Wonder Woman?

Alas all the images from my teenage years about you are gone... [cry]
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#14
| Made in India
You guys think I should be worried by having a unique name as Patel in my username. They could totally get all my info :D
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#15
| Member
Apt comments, -m2- and rab !

To answer the original question, I'd simply say "Its up to you".
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