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#1001196 - 11/19/17 03:16 AM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
.......... Funny that most of us replying there ARE using our real names, or some part of them.

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#1001226 - 11/19/17 04:36 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Now that all the comedians have told their HILARIOUS jokes, is there any real reason not to do this? Where's Fernando, the other mods, in this conversation?


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#1001240 - 11/19/17 09:31 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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#1001255 - 11/20/17 02:16 AM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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I guess I don’t understand the problem with a forum user being anonymous if that’s what they want?

But, let’s just say for the sake of arguement we want to have a “real name” policy. There are certainly some mod issues. First, how do we verify/enforce it? And secondly, what do you do with all the existing users? Everyone has to change their screen names to their real names or we suspend their accounts?


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#1001259 - 11/20/17 02:49 AM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: greiffster]  
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for what it's worth...It's currently a choice and I hope it stays that way. I think some of the names tell us a little about the individuals....Like Shelby...Tewks....Tallman...etc

The other thing I like is not being able to tie it to a work identity if the subscriber chooses not to. I vote not broken... I get tons of work solicitations through LinkedIn already.




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#1001265 - 11/20/17 11:26 AM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: Skywagon]  
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#1001270 - 11/20/17 02:19 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: greiffster]  
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Originally Posted by greiffster
I guess I don’t understand the problem with a forum user being anonymous if that’s what they want?

But, let’s just say for the sake of arguement we want to have a “real name” policy. There are certainly some mod issues. First, how do we verify/enforce it? And secondly, what do you do with all the existing users? Everyone has to change their screen names to their real names or we suspend their accounts?


it's not a problem. Just a bit confusing when you meet someone at a gathering.


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#1001277 - 11/20/17 05:52 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: Skywagon]  
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I third the "not broken" argument.


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#1001279 - 11/20/17 06:11 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Not broken. I don't have any problem with "Tallman" for example.


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#1001283 - 11/20/17 07:15 PM Re: Why do we use "handles" here? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Originally Posted by greiffster
I guess I don’t understand the problem with a forum user being anonymous if that’s what they want?

But, let’s just say for the sake of arguement we want to have a “real name” policy. There are certainly some mod issues. First, how do we verify/enforce it? And secondly, what do you do with all the existing users? Everyone has to change their screen names to their real names or we suspend their accounts?


it's not a problem. Just a bit confusing when you meet someone at a gathering.



That's your problem right there - you're too social.


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