Poll: Would you post under your IRL name?
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View poll results: Would you post under your IRL name?
Yes.
96 46%
Aw hell naw.
75 36%
I don't know.
37 18%
Voters: 208.
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#1
I read this article:

A row has erupted after Blizzard - the publishers of the popular online game World of Warcraft - announced that users on its site forums would have to post under their real names.

The firm say the move is to put an end to heated online arguments and topics started purely to cause trouble.

But users reacted angrily, citing concerns about safety and privacy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10543100.stm

Apply this on UG's forum. How would you feel about it? Do you think it could end disputes? I personally don't know if I would, but then again I do on facebook already. Though I don't really do anything 'out of order' on FB and all posts aren't as avaliable as on UG.

So, thoughts?
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Last edited by Kensai at Jul 7, 2010,
#2
Wouldn't bother me. I hate my username and would rather be identified by my real name.
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#3
I dont play so it doesn't bother me?
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#5
I guess it'll stop the internet tough guys.
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#6
We all use each other's real names in the gay thread anyways, and I'm sure it's the same in the other big threads
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#7
I think I would not like to post under my real name on an internet forum. All the retarded remarks I make are then directly linked to me as a person instead of an account or character.

Also people like those on /b/ who find out where users live and then troll them (or help others like that time they rescued a cat) are something I'm not really keen on. Like having a box of shit delivered to my doorstep with regards from darkrogue_xx or something.
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#9
My real name is crap. But it's a damnsight better than this shite username
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#10
When referencing to what someone said to me or a comment on Facebook or whatever, I include my real name. It's on my profile anyway, so why wouldn't I?
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#12
My name is way too uncommon, so no. If my name was John Smith, then yes, I would.
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#13
No. I value my privacy and there are loads of nuts out on the internet who i would not want to know anything about me that might end up leading them to track me down or hassle me in some other way.

Edit: With WoW though, couldn't people just lie about their 'real name'?
#14
Well, it wouldn't change that much for me anyway
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#15
My username = my first name Jonne and the first letter of my surname anyways

I troll in facebook anyways and have arguments there, it's not a big deal. And that's with people who know me and to whom my name isn't just another name in the web.

EDIT: Could even be good actually, since for some reason my user name is in uncapitalized letters
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#16
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As a quick test does anyone here know my real name?


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#17
Probably would work fine here in UG.

Some people already do.
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#18
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As a quick test does anyone here know my real name?


I went to your profile hoping to find it there, but no dice.

So I'm going with Charles.

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#20
I would, but I would refrain from posting stupid things, because I won't be as anonymous as I am right now.
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#21
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My real name is crap. But it's a damnsight better than this shite username

Who the fuck would name their kid "crap"
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I don't think it would make any difference at all.
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#23
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My name is way too uncommon, so no. If my name was John Smith, then yes, I would.

hence why I'm okay posting mine
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#24
This is why IRL names on the internet won't work:

User 1: Hey everyone, I'm Anus!
User 2: Srsly? Lol tht name sucks, u fail @ life loser. Go die.
User 1: *suicide*
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#25
My Username on UG, although not my real name, it still associated with me, and as such, as I treat it as though it was my name.

So, if I did use my real name I'd still post the same stuff that I currently do.
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#27
I don't care. As long as they don't force people to post under their credit card number, who cares?


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#28
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I have no problem with it.

If you guys want, you may call me Bobby.



We have the same name and we're both from Texas.


On topic I wouldn't really have a problem with it.
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#29
Why not?
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#31
I'm fine with it but they shouldn't have to force users to do it. I can see why people are against it. I know someone who has a unique name, as in according to the internet he's the only one with that name in the world since it's that uncommon. You could track him down easy.
#32
If I could change my username to my full name I would, my username on most other forums and such things that I joined after around 2008 I've had my username as "RoryButler" on.

So yeha, fine with my real name...
#35
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I think I would not like to post under my real name on an internet forum. All the retarded remarks I make are then directly linked to me as a person instead of an account or character.

Also people like those on /b/ who find out where users live and then troll them (or help others like that time they rescued a cat) are something I'm not really keen on. Like having a box of shit delivered to my doorstep with regards from darkrogue_xx or something.

This.

I don't mind using my first name but I like to keep my full name private. PLus it would be so easy for people to slate somebody else's name. They could make a rude/insulting/offensive/trolling post under another person's name and then that person would be held responsible as it has their name to it.
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#36
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No one would ever guess my name at the moment. I like my anonymity.

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#37
I agree with the privacy concern. That said, it does defeat the G.I.F.T.(Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory) of "Reasonable person + anonymity + attention = jackass", it'd lower trolling and debating and insults and all that. I do think it'd lower posting levels a lot though.
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#39
My name's in my sig anyway, I'd prefer to be called that. Not my last name though, then any jokes I make that aren't 100% the way I act around people here can slant their view of me if they look me up, I don't want that.
#40
It would become like a standoff, no one would want to post in heated threads with their opinion if the opinion was controversial. D:

edit: and really, what makes the wow forum force people to use their real name? They could easily make up a false name.
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