How 'anonymous' are you online?

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My full name can be found on...

Poll ended at Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:04 am

I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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No votes
I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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18%
I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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18%
I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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No votes
I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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9%
I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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No votes
I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
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27%
I'm not permitted to disclose this information.
3
27%
 
Total votes: 11

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How 'anonymous' are you online?

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:04 am

Feel free to elaborate... :D
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Post by DarkZero » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:01 am

the only place online that has my full name is a russian chiptune wiki and i genuinely have no idea how they found it

otherwise i'm ZeroJanitor basically everywhere but here
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Post by Random User » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:37 am

Most I'll give up is my first name, and a majority of the time I just use my nickname.

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Post by VG_Addict » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:39 am

I've registered on a lot of forums, but none of them know my real name.

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Post by Shane » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:52 pm

I used to use my real name everywhere long time ago. Then I deleted an inactive user and took his name.
Now I know there's a reason you shouldn't blame others when you do something wrong, and that reason is: you might get caught and have to apologize to a bunch of dumb peasants.

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Post by I am nobody » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:46 pm

Depends on what we're counting. There are somewhat publicly accessible sites like Facebook and LinkedIn that have my real name on barely-used accounts, but to my knowledge there's nothing you could reasonably use to link my anonymous accounts to them except an email, which (again, to my knowledge) is not visible on the accounts that share it. Going from real name to my main anonymous accounts would be fairly easy, though, especially if you knew me on both Facebook and Steam.

There are obviously also work/school sites with my real name, but those aren't at all public and would be even harder to follow back to anonymous accounts.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:13 pm

I said "three" because I feel like there are about that many sites where people also know me on Facebook. The accounts aren't connected, but if the communities I interact with are then it could be said those people know my name. Usually I just go by first name with people I trust, and alias otherwise. And I never publicly state my name on other sites, it's just that some people on those sites know my name because of private message or other interaction.
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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:27 pm

I used to be a lot more careless with my personal info online, but now there are few places I share details.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:13 am

Real name on Facebook, LinkedIn, & anywhere I have to use it for legal or promotional reasons.
Screen names everywhere else.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:42 am

I'm not very hard to track down.
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Post by Random User » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:18 am

Oi, my Facebook was "Luigi Pizzapasta" for like a year before Facebook made me change it. Now it's "Luigi Raviolli."

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:49 am

My real name is only on LinkedIn.


I actually forgot about that.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:27 am

^I forget about it constantly. I never use it.

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