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Post Reply Why do people use a screen name instead of their real name on the Internet?
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Posted 7/19/14 , edited 7/19/14
Just curious. Also would you be comfortable using your real name on a site like crunchryolls?

EDIT: I would be comfortable using my real name on a site like this. I don't got nothing to loose from using my real name on a site like this.
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it's just a matter of wanting to be called something aside from your actual name. some people dislike their name, others want to make it clear they like something (for instance if my username was narutolover27 you'd know i loved naruto).

i think for most people it's just a matter of wanting to appear a certain way on the internet, especially when it comes to crunchyroll, we don't actually need our 'real' names so why should we use them?

Idk i think it's a little unusual for people to use their real names on a site like crunchyroll and i'd prefer it if people didn't know mine. Afterall, this isn't Facebook.
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It wouldn't really change anything, but there's no reason to either.
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To be anonymous. It has a lot of perks.
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minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:

To be anonymous. It has a lot of perks.


To be anonymous gives you the ability to troll other people.
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Well... I'd use "Edward" but it's not available, so I changed a letter...

And I don't really like my last name, so...
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I use my real name, but only because I've never really been able to think of a snappy internet pseudonym that I like. I don't care who knows my real name and who doesn't. Doesn't matter to me.
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Typically, people use screen names to give give themselves a sense of security and anonymity. I personally only give my full name out to my friends, but I'm fine with people knowing my given name.

As for would I be comfortable using my full name on Crunchyroll, I don't see why not. But I'll stick with Iberjib in the meantime.
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My screen name is TheGreatHoneyBun. Can you guess why I chose this name?
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I don't really care to be honest. My real name is on facebook and I comment on things all the time so I wouldn't see the difference.
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I prefer to use a screen name. My name in real life is Rolin tho, but I don't feel comfortable writing my last name around the internet because its too simple to just search for a name and you'll get information like an address and phone number.
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Posted 7/19/14

DesuMaiden wrote:


minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:

To be anonymous. It has a lot of perks.


To be anonymous gives you the ability to troll other people.


Well, you could still troll people using your real name, too...
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I guess I like the separation a pseudonym provides. It's not a huge deal - I post lots of personal stuff here, and anything I post is honestly how I'd feel, real name or not. But I like having the continuity of this username for my gaming and online fun activities separate from my real name, which I tend to use only for professional and family stuff.

(Not that it'd be hard to find my real name from my pseudonym or vice-versa, heh)
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TheGreatHoneyBun wrote:

My screen name is TheGreatHoneyBun. Can you guess why I chose this name?


B-By any chance, is this you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX1bLw7VUc8 xD
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I would never use my real surname, mainly because in old English it means something along the lines of 'Son of a pig farmer'...
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