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7-07-2010 @ 8:40AM
I don't get this. The concern, sure; but not the logic. First of all, how are they going to know it's you specifically on Facebook? Is your name that unique? Secondly, why even have your Facebook so randoms can find it if you're that concerned. It's easily turned off in the privacy settings.I say this generally rather than aimed at you specifically, everyone seems to be enjoying some melodramatic hyperbole in regards to all this. The difference with Facebook is that they were going to give your information to third parties automatically and without your consent unless you opted out. They also went out of their way to hide that information from users.Blizzard are simply saying that if you want to post on their forums, you're gonna have to use your real name. There's a big difference.Additionally, people are overestimating just how interesting they are. As someone who pretty much uses his real name on most places he posts (I find that it means I watch what I say), I have never once received any kind of attention from it, negative or otherwise. In fact, people were more likely to try and "expose" me if I used a pseudonym.For someone to think that people are suddenly going to harass them because they are using their real name on a forum is not only being a tad condescending to the human race, but it's also being a little narcissistic.People stalk interesting people. We play WoW. It's a pretty mundane hobby. ;)
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