requirement for use of your real name on this list?
tothwolf at concentric.net
Wed Feb 14 14:41:47 CST 2007
On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Tim Shoppa wrote:
> Al wrote:
>> "Hex Star" stands out like a sore thumb. Everyone else on this list
>> uses their real name, not a "handle".
> There's a couple of respected folks here using handles but they've been
> doing so for at least a decade.
> The concept of "screen names" has some "classic" elements esp. w.r.t
> BBS's (some legit uses) and phreaking (completely non-legit but somewhat
> respectable in a techie sense.)
> I grew up not with BBS's but with E-mail lists and Usenet and had used
> my real name there enough that the only time I use a screen name is when
> I want to hide who I am, something only rarely done.
I've been using my handle since the early 90s and have been active on the
list since somewhere around 1999-2000. List members who've met me in
person know my 'real' name as do many whom I've had a lot of email contact
with over the years. I really don't see it as a problem myself, but I grew
up using BBS's and Usenet which Tim mentions above. *shrug* As for
phreaking...no comment...'course anyone who knows me well knows I'm a
comms guy...so :)
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