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How 'anonymous' are you online?

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:04 am
by Heroine of the Dragon
Feel free to elaborate... :D

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:01 am
by DarkZero
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

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:37 am
by Random User
Most I'll give up is my first name, and a majority of the time I just use my nickname.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:39 am
by VG_Addict
I've registered on a lot of forums, but none of them know my real name.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:52 pm
by Shane
I used to use my real name everywhere long time ago. Then I deleted an inactive user and took his name.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:46 pm
by I am nobody
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.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:13 pm
by Apollo the Just
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.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:27 pm
by Valigarmander
I used to be a lot more careless with my personal info online, but now there are few places I share details.

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:13 am
by CaptHayfever
Real name on Facebook, LinkedIn, & anywhere I have to use it for legal or promotional reasons.
Screen names everywhere else.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:42 am
by Marilink
I'm not very hard to track down.

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:18 am
by Random User
Oi, my Facebook was "Luigi Pizzapasta" for like a year before Facebook made me change it. Now it's "Luigi Raviolli."

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:49 am
by ScottyMcGee
My real name is only on LinkedIn.


I actually forgot about that.

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:27 am
by CaptHayfever
^I forget about it constantly. I never use it.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"