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Using Your Real Name Online
Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15
I would never use my real name or picture for posting stuff in forums, comments, or the like.

~Why don't I want to?~
Because i'm a very reserved person. You know how Venetian masks were popular because they hid status and allowed nobles and commoners to interact freely? I guess it's kind of like that. I really like the idea of treating the internet as one big digital Carnival of Venice type thing. It allows me to be more personable. I wish wearing masks in the real world was more popular so I could do the same thing there.

~Do I not have any personal information~
I'm fine with sharing my sex, age, and even location (down to the city). If people think of me as an ambiguous "Californian", then that's fine with me. I've since grown less comfortable with giving the city, but I have in the past and don't think too much of it.
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Posted 6/22/15
I've had a variety of internet aliases since I joined my first forum at 13. Somewhere around high school I settled on Anath, which is nowhere close to my real life name, but since I've used it across so many platforms for about 10 years now I imagine that it wouldn't be too difficult for a dedicated person to find me.
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Posted 6/22/15
I don't share my name here. I also use an alias for my blog. but I am on facebook so.. who knows.
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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15
I do sometimes.

Not as if someones going to show up at your door.. because they know your name right..

Right??!

Shit.. I hear foot steps outside.

Someones coming i-

Posted 6/22/15
It doesn't stop me from doing anything I want though....

There's heaps of Eliza's out there ;')

Friends, I am winking at you.
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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/23/15
I don't use my real name online. I don't use social media, I did register on Facebook, but used a fake name back before it became what it is today. Someone at my work made me a LinkedIn account (without my permission - he used my email and reset my password and told me he created it so what can I do...) it seems so when I search my name it happens to go to LinkedIn, but I don't know my password. LinkedIn just keeps sending me friend requests it's very annoying. I don't know why people feel the need to be connected every minute of the day. I prefer to use the internet for entertainment, not to socialize. Forums are enough for me, and I prefer to keep my real name off any site. Using real information online just makes hackers jobs even easier.
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Posted 6/22/15
I've never been comfortable with sharing my name and other personal info online.
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Posted 6/22/15 , edited 6/22/15
I wouldn't. I even try to keep a modicum of separation between my various online aliases. I go to great pains to keep this aliases separated from my real name, except where required.

Crunchyroll knows who evilotakuneko is, or at least who pays for evilotakuneko's account. I just have to trust them not to reveal this link.

The pervasive, invasive tentacles of google may be able to link evilotakuneko with the meatbag at the keyboard, but I try to avoid making it easy.

I value my privacy, except when I don't. :p After all, you never know what may bite you in the ass in the future.
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Posted 6/22/15
When I was 13 and begun playing RuneScape, I used my first and last name as my username since I couldn't think of one. Would likely to use again if needed.
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Posted 6/22/15
No, Ben Dover's yet?! What about Jack Schiett's?! Disappointed.
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Posted 6/22/15
lol no

my name is quite unique so i really don't feel comfortable sharing it
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Posted 6/22/15
I prefer to use my real name with a mix of different characters online like replacing some letters with numbers or something, It's not that big a deal to use your real name online though. :T
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Posted 6/22/15

Sogno- wrote:

lol no

my name is quite unique so i really don't feel comfortable sharing it


You wouldn't happen to be Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gumbigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andry Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III would you?
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Posted 6/22/15
My real name isn't impossible to find, but I also don't try to put it out on a pedestal ready for people to find me. It's not public by any means (and for a good reason), but I don't go out of my way to make sure people on the Internet never know my name.
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Posted 6/22/15
My name is Chris.

Yeah, boring huh!
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