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  • Have a good idea for the site? Lets talk about it!
Have a good idea for the site? Lets talk about it!
 #240939  by bob johansen
 Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:15 pm
In the beginning, when this site was started, it seemed like a great idea for all anglers posting reports have some secret name. I was "Bass Tracker." I am thinking now that it would be a good idea to encourage members, (but not require) to use their real names.
 #240941  by Sideburns
 Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:21 pm
I can't say I've got a strong opinion either way, but would you mind sharing your reasoning behind this? I did choose my name so that I could be easily identified on the water, as did many others with names related to their boats etc.
-sideburns
aka -Ryan Marshall
 #240943  by hewesfisher
 Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:14 am
With all the identity theft problems our society faces this makes no sense to me not to mention I don't want my real name posted all over the internet and that's what will happen.

People with ill will in their hearts are everywhere. I'll keep the pseudonym thank you. [wink]
 #240945  by spokey9
 Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:56 am
I wouldn't use my real name as a user name anywhere online tbh. I'm not trying to hide in anonymity or anything, just don't wanna make it easier than it already is to get my info stolen.
 #240946  by kodacachers
 Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:34 am
I'd use my real name if I could figure out how to do it--I chose a dorky name when I joined! Bob, can you provide instructions? I've seen this request on other forums--the belief it is leads to fewer abusive posts if people are using their real names. I don't think we have that issue on this site.
 #240952  by Mike Carey
 Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:49 am
kodacachers wrote:I'd use my real name if I could figure out how to do it--I chose a dorky name when I joined! Bob, can you provide instructions? I've seen this request on other forums--the belief it is leads to fewer abusive posts if people are using their real names. I don't think we have that issue on this site.

User Names can only be changed by Admin.
 #240955  by BARCHASER
 Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:04 am
Absolutely! There is no way I'd use my real name anywhere on the internet. Just plain dangerous.

spokey9 wrote:I wouldn't use my real name as a user name anywhere online tbh. I'm not trying to hide in anonymity or anything, just don't wanna make it easier than it already is to get my info stolen.
 #240956  by Mike Carey
 Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:43 pm
BARCHASER1 wrote:Absolutely! There is no way I'd use my real name anywhere on the internet. Just plain dangerous.

spokey9 wrote:I wouldn't use my real name as a user name anywhere online tbh. I'm not trying to hide in anonymity or anything, just don't wanna make it easier than it already is to get my info stolen.

Yaaa! Umm...gulp. #-o