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Old 09-04-2013, 11:06 AM   #16
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I'm the only person on this forum, apart from Michael Griffiths, who posts under my real name. Ah, but is it?
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #17
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I'm the only person on this forum, apart from Michael Griffiths, who posts under my real name. Ah, but is it?
I guess you're unaware of the whole 'someone called my church' thing. Dude posting under his real name got blasted for making claims of having a source in the new album forum. So he got in a heated argument with some dude and this dude then posted his mugshot (found via Google) in the thread. Then later he came back and said someone called his church and brought up the arrest...probably the same guy that posted his mugshot in the thread.

Hence my half-joke earlier in the thread. If you're gonna give out your real name, it's not so entirely virtuous as 'owning' what you post. You're also opening yourself up to be fucked with (in real life) by people.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #18
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Actually I wholly appreciate that.

That's why, although this is my real name (not so much a gesture of virtue as a reflex, and mildly regretted, reaction a decade ago), you won't find me on social media.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #19
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Oh yeah?????

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I guess you're unaware of the whole 'someone called my church' thing. Dude posting under his real name got blasted for making claims of having a source in the new album forum. So he got in a heated argument with some dude and this dude then posted his mugshot (found via Google) in the thread. Then later he came back and said someone called his church and brought up the arrest...probably the same guy that posted his mugshot in the thread.

Hence my half-joke earlier in the thread. If you're gonna give out your real name, it's not so entirely virtuous as 'owning' what you post. You're also opening yourself up to be fucked with (in real life) by people.
To be fair, if he hadn't been such an asshole about all his posts, he wouldn't have gotten that much shit over it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #21
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I don't think this is a good idea and I fail to see how it will solve the trolling problem. Sounds to me like the mods there don't want to do their work.

I also think online bullying and harassing may rise because now people know who is really making the comments. They could also get their private information online and who knows what they'll do. This is another form of Big Brother to me.

I wonder if other websites will follow suit, and if so, then some people are going to be afraid of voicing their opinions online.
I respectfully disagree here. Anonymity is power for those who would bully and harass.

A couple of local papers have abandoned anonymous commenting. The result was a significant drop in comments, and a complete elimination of insults, innuendo and false rumors designed to hurt others.
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