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Using Your Real Name Online
Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15
You can be anything or anyone online and no one will know, and people do that often. No need to use your real name or a photo of yourself, and can use an alias or whatever you like.

How do you feel about using your real name online?


Do you use it? Why don't you want to? Do you not have any personal information (location, age, sex)?
Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15
The only information I'm not comfortable sharing online is my number and address. Pictures too I guess.
Especially if I'm on forums & stuff like this I'm bound to attract some creepers (I hope that didn't sound offensive)
Everything else idc
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Posted 6/22/15
I don't care. I'm in so many directories and publications it'd be easy to find me just off the details I've given. I let my students use my name, I don't insist they call me "Professor", but a lot of them do anyway. I've got plenty of personal information, but I've always been an open person.
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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/25/15
i would, but sadly my name was already taken.
besides, it's far more interesting to use a unique name. real life names are boring.
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Posted 6/22/15

anzn wrote:

The only information I'm not comfortable sharing online is my number and address. Pictures too I guess.
Especially if I'm on forums & stuff like this I'm bound to attract some creepers (I hope that didn't sound offensive)
Everything else idc


Creeper here no offense taken.
Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/24/15

namealreadytaken wrote:
real life names are boring.


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Posted 6/22/15
I use it right now, i could care less, really. Theres a lot of Mariel everywhere ^_^
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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15
For some reason, net safety is not regularly taught in schools. Using your real name or posting it is a step away from identity theft.

Not that you're safe otherwise, but it's like the difference between getting targeted because you probably have a wallet in your pocket vs. getting targeted because you're waving large sums of cash around openly. Still better to be the guy with the wallet stash.
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Posted 6/22/15
No sir I don't like it. It's none of y'all's business.
Posted 6/22/15
Name? Michael.
Doesn't really matter.
Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/30/15

Mellowmi wrote:

Name? Michael.
Doesn't really matter.


I'll be out your door in five seconds. Please await me.





Im kidding Im already here.
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Posted 6/22/15
I'm using my real name right now as well. I really don't care that much.
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Posted 6/22/15
I usually try to keep my last name private on any website not named Instagram or Facebook, but it's not the end of the world if someone figures it out. I just prefer not to have people I know in real life talk about my Crunchyroll account or my Steam account, those conversations are awkward for me.

My age is where it gets kind of touchy, as I'm only 14. Generally people tend to not take your opinions seriously when they find out you're that young, and hiding it results in some awkward conversations later. I find it's best to keep it on your profile and let people think what they want to think.

As for location, I say Western Canada. Gives people a general idea where I am while not being super specific.
Posted 6/22/15


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Posted 6/22/15
I tell people if they display an interest and I feel like I can trust them (which is a vast majority of people - it's hard to use my name against me). I just don't want it out and about for anyone to see.
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