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Started by Jake Norwood, December 18, 2002, 07:39:45 PM
Quote from: wyrdlyngOf course, if I'm putting words in anyone's mouth please correct me. I'm just operating under the presumption that if you included your real name somewhere you wouldn't mind being called it.
Quote from: Ron EdwardsHowever, structurally, looking over the diversity of persons rather than at any one person, the trend is clear to me: real names result in a higher degree of real interactions (as opposed to posturing). That's why I encourage using real names.
Quote from: M. J. YoungFor some, it's just tradition--when I first got my Quantum Link account, "Mark Young" was not a supported name (too many characters); many people who have been on computers as long or longer picked up screen names at a time when full names were not supported, and have over many years developed an online identity associated with that name. These are all good reasons to use a handle (there may be others).--M. J. Young
Quote from: Christopher KubasikWhich brings me to the sig. In real life, we're all human and we're either adults or on the way to becoming them. It wasn't an insult. It's litterly true. "Quzzbk" is in fact not a name used by human adults in the world of human adult interaction. "John" is. I'm baffled why someone would not want to simply use an adult human name.
Quote from: Blake Hutchins"Mike Holmes" clearly identifies with that absurd handle for some obscure reason, so why not let him keep it?
Quote from: Christopher KubasikHi Fang,I never meant to imply "normal" adult human names. I meant, and stated I believe, the actual names we use in adult human interaction. Christopher
Quote from: Christopher KubasikOh, Jeez-Louise. Yes. And if I should choose to wear a purple dinosaur suit in all my interactions with other people, yes, in this bit of sophistry, it's an adult human interaction. But, please. Don't.