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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #90 on: November 04, 2011, 07:31:48 AM »
Cue banhammer in 3...2...1... ;D

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #91 on: November 04, 2011, 08:58:02 AM »
There's a lady in my company whose legitimate name is Kitten... I think she should go by an alias.  It's really hard to take her seriously, when all I can hear while she's talking is purring and meowing.

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #92 on: November 04, 2011, 09:02:00 AM »
I'm all for identifying one's self on web forums.  I typically call myself Dave because that's what I like to be called, but anyone who cares enough to look into things will quickly figure out that dmtaylor means David M. Taylor from Two Rivers, WI and that I have been posting about homebrewing in various forums for over 10 years.  I see zero reason to hide these facts, and I actually feel more pride than shame or anything.
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2011, 12:18:28 PM »
I don't go by aliases much on the internet, but support peoples' freedom to do so. For example, if someone on this forum were from Iran or Saudi Arabia, they could face persecution for producing their own beer... hell, if someone just came from a Mormon family or something, they may not want the whole world to know that they like making beer, and who am I to judge them if they choose to keep something private that I personally choose to publicize?

As for me, my user name is Skyler because that's how my first name is pronounced. Schuyler Alec Campbell, Esq., is my true and full name and title, which I imagine enough people could figure out if they bothered looking into it, but I hate how my first name is spelled, and so I use the easier spelling whenever I have a chance.

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #94 on: November 04, 2011, 12:50:24 PM »
I hate how my first name is spelled, and so I use the easier spelling whenever I have a chance.
For whatever it's worth (probably not much), I like the way your name is spelled.  I prefer traditional spellings like Sean and Padraig over Shawn and Patrick.
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #95 on: November 04, 2011, 12:52:12 PM »
As for me, my user name is Skyler because that's how my first name is pronounced. Schuyler Alec Campbell, Esq., is my true and full name and title, which I imagine enough people could figure out if they bothered looking into it, but I hate how my first name is spelled, and so I use the easier spelling whenever I have a chance.

Maybe you could find someone to help you "legally" change your name   ;D
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #96 on: November 04, 2011, 12:58:55 PM »
I think some people here may also be registered sex offenders.  Not naming any names, but just look at some of these avatars!
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #97 on: November 07, 2011, 06:47:48 AM »
... hell, if someone just came from a Mormon family or something, they may not want the whole world to know that they like making beer, and who am I to judge them if they choose to keep something private that I personally choose to publicize?

You're going fishing with a Mormon. How do you keep him from drinking all your beer?

...Invite a second Mormon.



I come from a Mormon family. Guess who told me this joke?  ;D
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #98 on: November 07, 2011, 06:50:59 AM »
... hell, if someone just came from a Mormon family or something, they may not want the whole world to know that they like making beer, and who am I to judge them if they choose to keep something private that I personally choose to publicize?

You're going fishing with a Mormon. How do you keep him from drinking all your beer?

...Invite a second Mormon.



I come from a Mormon family. Guess who told me this joke?  ;D

I heard that same joke, but Mormon was replaced by Baptist.

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #99 on: November 09, 2011, 06:49:48 PM »
... hell, if someone just came from a Mormon family or something, they may not want the whole world to know that they like making beer, and who am I to judge them if they choose to keep something private that I personally choose to publicize?

You're going fishing with a Mormon. How do you keep him from drinking all your beer?

...Invite a second Mormon.



I come from a Mormon family. Guess who told me this joke?  ;D

Your Home Teacher?  :P
Guess I gave away my family background there, eh?
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #100 on: November 10, 2011, 06:34:53 AM »
Lol!
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #102 on: January 09, 2012, 06:42:37 PM »
I figured since I saw this show up, I would throw in my 2 cents. I use an "alias" on this forum (I put alias in quotes because I would guess most people can figure out my real name) and other forums because of my job (I work in US Army Intelligence). I don't really want everyone on the internet to figure out who I am, because some of them may be interested in finding me for reasons I am not interested. I guard this identity as much as I do my real identity, so I don't feel that I am hiding behind my alias.
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #103 on: January 10, 2012, 06:21:23 AM »
This guy isn't hiding behind an alias:

http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=103943429&date=1-9-2012&archiveAnchorId=144891556

Maybe I'll legally change my name to "The Dark Side".  :D
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Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« Reply #104 on: January 10, 2012, 01:41:38 PM »
OK... I'll give my 2 cents.  I like using an alias because people are judgmental.  The original poster is a case in point, in that he has already decided that advice from those of us not plastering our real names all over our posts have no valuable information for him.  That sort of blind judgement of me I can do without, so he is free to ignore my posts if he would prefer.

I'm not concerned about him, or any of you... I'm mostly thinking about future employers and whatnot doing a blanket google search on my name and coming up with a bunch of information that they shouldn't be using to paint a picture of who they think I am.

I don't hide my name if asked in PM or whatnot... but I have no interest in attaching it to all of my public online correspondence.