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    Sure name in the forum?

    Dear Wilbur and Moderators,

    I have a little question/concern here... why don't you make a policy to require all members to use their sure/true name? or even with their photo?

    You know what I mean... many of us in this forum prefer to talk with, say Stuart Elliot, rather than "stuart007" --- just for instance.

    Some people might think that it is "cool" (or so?) to use a false / secret name, but it is not imo.

    Best Regards,
    Sebastian Lambang.

    Edit: I have changed my avatar.
    Last edited by seblambang; 03-25-2012 at 05:42 AM.

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    I personally would prefer that it be "safe" to do that. But having worked for some very hoplophobic employers that were not bashful about doing web search background checks. I'm a little more comfortable about not losing employment due to my hobby interests. Same reason I don't even have a FaceBook account.
    As far as posting though. I use the same login name everywhere and one particular forum has told me that "Everyone knows who you are anyways".

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    Drove me to the internet:

    Never heard of hoplophobia? Most people haven't. The made-up word to describe people who fear guns hasn't caught on. Not even longtime gun enthusiasts are familiar with the term.

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    A real name OK.

    You know it adds little to the site right ?

    Sebastian Lambang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E View Post
    Drove me to the internet:
    most older shooters know this is actually a shortened version of HopalongCassidyPhobia, from the early 50's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMMASHOOTA View Post
    most older shooters know this is actually a shortened version of HopalongCassidyPhobia, from the early 50's.
    I probably have that. Never liked the TV show. The books were better. For TV, there was the Lone Ranger -- much better, if you had a TV. We didn't get one 'til '55. I got my first girlfriend because her family had a T.V, -- but that's another story...

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    FB I don,t know how I could care less

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    Francis, that just reinforces Seb"s point

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    It would only add a tad of truthfulness in posting...KEYBEAR

    Quote Originally Posted by KEYBEAR View Post
    A real name OK.

    You know it adds little to the site right ?

    Sebastian Lambang.

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    So if you call yourself anything but your real name your more prone to lie interesting ?? I can ,t say that is silly but I think I will . I don,t know you and don,t know your name and don,t care to . But if you tell me your name is Bill Then I can believe you OK sign me up . Seen a lot of Sites and never one that ask you use your real name .

    Think maybe for a reason .

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    Your real name isn't Mike is it?..........

    Quote Originally Posted by KEYBEAR View Post
    So if you call yourself anything but your real name your more prone to lie interesting ?? I can ,t say that is silly but I think I will . I don,t know you and don,t know your name and don,t care to . But if you tell me your name is Bill Then I can believe you OK sign me up . Seen a lot of Sites and never one that ask you use your real name .

    Think maybe for a reason .

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    If it makes you feel better yes it,s Mike

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    Mike eh! That tells it all.

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    I don,t know how I could care less

    Quote Originally Posted by KEYBEAR View Post
    If it makes you feel better yes it,s Mike

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    I thought the non real name user names were playful at heart. When I joined this forum lots of members had "stage names" and I thought it just added a little personality to it. I don't see where anyone has been hidding behind it. I usually sign my whole name at end of post and always at least my first name cause after all aren't we all here to make friends and B.S.
    I think if a person is inappropriate on the site he gets the boot and if some one is friendly then show liberty and freedom whether their name is Tom Jones or Bazookashooter4343. If we take away simple freedoms out of fear of each other then I'm all done here.

    Tim Jurczak

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