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Offline Slaskia

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Blizzard to require real names as forum handles
« on: July 06, 2010, 08:08:22 PM »
http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=25626109041

Wow...That's the stupidest thing I have ever heard.  Has Blizzard lost their minds? Third post in the topic there sums up all the problems this will cause!

Good thing I don't give a lick about Blizzard games....especially WoW.

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Re: Blizzard to require real names as forum handles
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 05:22:59 AM »
And in an effort to throw-off hackers/identity thefts, we will be asking all players and forum poster for their Social Security numbers!  They'll never see it coming, that's why it's brilliant!
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Re: Blizzard to require real names as forum handles
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 05:29:03 AM »
And this is good, too: http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/
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Re: Blizzard to require real names as forum handles
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 07:45:23 AM »
I figured some internet comics would pick up on this fast.

This is a huge mistake, for any company to use for this type of thing. RealID I'm sure has its uses, but in the gaming world, not really. People keep their names a secret unless either asked, or are comfortable with people knowing. Though I don't have anything to hide, I still wouldn't want EVERYONE to know what my real name is, common or not.

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Re: Blizzard to require real names as forum handles
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 08:57:50 AM »
Indeed.  There's too many assholes and other undesirables on the net.  

I am waiting to see if GU comics is going to put up a strip relating to this as well...

Edit:  Yep, Gu did.  http://www.gucomics.com/comic/
« Last Edit: July 07, 2010, 11:48:52 AM by Slaskia »

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Re: Blizzard to require real names as forum handles
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 12:26:45 PM »
Not sure why this is necessary as there truely is no anonymously on the Internet without going though major hoops. Blizzard most likely owns the servers that host the forums and games, so they have your IP address. If you did anything that warranted knowing your identity, they could supenia your ISP for your information.

Just like this server; if you committed a crime here, I would turn over the information this server gathers and turn it over to the authorities.
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