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#1001130 - 11/18/17 01:28 PM Why do we use "handles" here?  
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What exactly is the benefit of using a secret identity on this or other forums in the age of Facebook, where you have to use a real name? Why not change the rules to require real names? The user's former secret identity name could be put in smaller letters below it in quotes, such as:

MARK GOODRICH

"markgoodrich"

I had plenty of time to think about this on the way home from the DVD, where I met lots of guys who introduced themselves, but then had to at some point tell me their superpowers, er, "board names". I couldn't come up with a reason NOT to do it.

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#1001140 - 11/18/17 02:13 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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#1001141 - 11/18/17 02:15 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Maybe some are in a witness protection program? whistle


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#1001143 - 11/18/17 02:33 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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#1001145 - 11/18/17 02:55 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Probably a hold over from CB radio. Obviously I never was big on CB cool


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#1001146 - 11/18/17 03:14 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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No way I'd feel comfortable telling anyone here my real name. I mean, even at IRL events I use a fake name with this group.

Just kidding.

But in all seriousness, I do use a fake name for Facebook.

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*insert witty remark here*
#1001163 - 11/18/17 06:38 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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It's an age-old internet tradition. Funny that most of us replying there ARE using our real names, or some part of them.


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#1001165 - 11/18/17 07:13 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
It's an age-old internet tradition. Funny that most of us replying there ARE using our real names, or some part of them.



I don't believe for a second that Bill Walker is your name or anyone else's for that matter. Totally sounds made up!


*insert witty remark here*
#1001174 - 11/18/17 09:58 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: szurszewski]  
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Originally Posted by szurszewski
Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
It's an age-old internet tradition. Funny that most of us replying there ARE using our real names, or some part of them.



I don't believe for a second that Bill Walker is your name or anyone else's for that matter. Totally sounds made up!


It's a real name! I stole it from the governor of Alaska.

And I figure nobody would make up "szurszewski".


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#1001181 - 11/19/17 12:33 AM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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I got started like many not using my proper name in my e-mail address as a minor attempt to avoid spam and an illusion of added security against identity theft. Having a handle is a bit cool anyway. I do sign my name on my signature to this board since who would look for me here! dontknow


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