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View Poll Results: Would you rather use a member name or your real name online?
Member name 113 53.05%
Real name 9 4.23%
My member name already includes my real name 22 10.33%
My name is Tommii Wong and I like riding in my bro's Viper 50 23.47%
I'd have to stop posting in NSFW if using my real name 19 8.92%
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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Member names vs real names

I was just reading the Tommii Wong thread (for those that missed it: http://www.revscene.net/forums/661930-itommiiwong.html) and one of the mods commented on having a username that matched their real name.

Let me first say I have no power over any online forum, I'm just interested in what people think. That said:

How would you feel about using your real name and/or having to authenticate who you are so you could be held personally accountable for your posts online?

Many of my favourite news sites allow commenting on articles, and many have had to moderate the comments as they got out of control. Some have now switched to using Facebook or other means to "authenticate" an account to a real person and the comments are much cleaner and on topic.

My member name is my last name, and I use it on every forum so I am used to most knowing who I am and being able to find lots of information about me - how would you feel about that? would it change what/how you post?
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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i think it should be your choice whether or not you want to use your name in your user name. mine is just an abbreviation of my first name. i hate the fb account log in sites once i see those i usually stop right there
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i think its a personal choice and it should stay that way.
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accountability? this is the internet
That's exactly why the news sites changed their policy. Less moderation needed when people know they will be held accountable for what they say.

It may not work well for sites like RS, yet I think it'd work well for sites like RedFlagDeals.
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How exactly would you stop people from using fake names?
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My username is the model name of a computer we used to have.

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An asshole will be an asshole, a jerk will be a jerk. It doesn't matter what name they use.
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Id rather know a persons age than real name. It sucks having a debate or arguement with someone about cars and learn that he doesnt even have his licence yet.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #14
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Id rather know a persons age than real name. It sucks having a debate or arguement with someone about cars and learn that he doesnt even have his licence yet.
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sadly, i know this guy LOL
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I don't believe it should be made mandatory, but I also believe if you expect to be taken seriously, you should not be afraid of being identified.

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How exactly would you stop people from using fake names?
There's no 100% perfect way to stop it, trolls will be trolls, yet most people won't go through the effort to create a fake Facebook profile and continually update it just so they can say what they want online with impunity.

As gdoh pointed out, as soon as he saw you had to use a Facebook account to post a comment, he didn't bother.
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An asshole will be an asshole, a jerk will be a jerk. It doesn't matter what name they use.
I don't believe this. I believe that social stigma forces most people into behaving appropriately, and when given a chance to hide behind a username online they sometimes act out.

Even the worst people in private tone it down when in public - with a few exceptions of course.
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RS community is too close to have something like this. One wrong move and it can not only get out of hand on the internet, it's going to get serious in real life. That's what we don't want.
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real names would = less trolls , less e-thugs/keyboard warriors
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Its a good idea in theory and if you have nothing to hide than why not? But I don't think people will go for it.
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