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7-09-2010 @ 1:16PM
Privacy does not equal annonymity. This is not so much about privacy, that argument is a falicy, it is about annonymity. I know at leat 5 ways to get the names of anybody and none of them require a person to do anything but type a name in a search field. Get used to it the info is out there to people to get without your knowledge. Rather I would say that people want to stay annonymous, which is not the same as private. Blizzard has decide to remove the annonymity of those who post to the forums. I cannot agree more, have you been to the forums? Have you seen the trolls and flame wars? How much do you want to bet that most people would never say anything like that if their name was attcahed to it? I would guess that Blizzard is betting on that and I am sure they will get it. They want honest feedback from people, the players, and it is easier for them to get that by making those who post attach their real name to their posts. The results will be fewer trolls and flame wars and more open and honest feedback from players. I fully support them in this as this will make the game better, and if a few people leave because they feel that somehow Blizzard will be responsible for them not getting that job offer because what they said or if they feel that too many people can find out too much about them because their name is attached to a post then so be it, they game does not need the tin foil hats or cyber bullies who hide behind a fake persona to make themselves feel good.
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