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So what is your real name?

Unread postby Cyborg » September 5th, 2008, 3:29 pm

Edit: EDITED, because it came up easily on a google search.
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » September 5th, 2008, 3:33 pm

My name is Michael, but most people call me Mike.
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby andyspeake » September 5th, 2008, 4:52 pm

My name is Andrew :D Usually get called Andy though :)
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby ChrisRLG » September 5th, 2008, 6:22 pm

Can I add a word of caution about such topics.

With the wide use of search engines it is easy to gather info on any person. Providing 'real' names, what your username means, what your avatar is about etc etc just adds to the data someone can then find out about yourself.

Think of the field-day someone with identity theft on mind will be able to gleen from these posts.

Dont make it easy for them.
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby Axephilic » September 6th, 2008, 12:16 am

My name is in the bottom of most of my posts, anyways.. :)

It's Adam.
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby Cyborg » September 6th, 2008, 5:51 am

Argh, thanks for that Chris, yes my name did come up on the Google Search :pale:
But I had to use a very specific for mine, the others came up real easy. That's maybe because I'm not on many forums.

**TEXT HERE WAS EDITED BY CYBORG AND ORAC**

Nice to meet you, Adam, Mike and Andrew.
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby Black_Dragon » September 6th, 2008, 6:46 am

Hi .. Cyborg ...

Nice to meet you ....

It seems to be an indian name ... so are u from India ??
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby MikeSwim07 » September 6th, 2008, 7:49 am

So giving our first name away is bad on the internet? How does someone find info about me when I say my avatar is of my dog?
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby Night-Walker » September 19th, 2008, 1:34 pm

IMHO a nickname is intended to keep your privacy away from untrusted people.

Some info could lead to deduction of others infos, that's a fact.

Besides, if it was possible to make this topic was available for only those of MRU, it would reduce the risk (I think).
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Re: So what is your real name?

Unread postby Cyborg » September 19th, 2008, 1:44 pm

Hi :),
I agree with you. As you can see, many of the others, including Chris have advised me against it.
Many have not replied to this thread, so I consider it dead.

Thank you for your views.
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