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7-07-2010 @ 8:09AM
I agree that having a single name to post under would decrease trolling on the forums. However, that is not the reason it is a bad idea. If someone were to have their name plastered on every post they make after the coming change, it will alert account hijackers to a name that goes with a character, potentially linking that name to an account. Further leading to the ability of the hackers/hijackers/gold sellers to potentially steal your credit card/debit card. Sure then it's identity theft, and in the FBI's hands, but they will look at the amount of accounts being hijacked and dismiss it out right; its not worth their time with limited funds to go after every single account hijacker. Simply put, I don't think the benefits of using a person's real name for forum posts outweighs the potential harmful effects that may come of it.
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