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    Default Has anyone ever found out who you are from myBB

    This applies to the people that prefer to remain anonymous.

    Has anyone in "real life" ever figured out who you are from myBB? ever worry that friends/colleagues also use myBB and might figure out your identity?
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    Impossible. I am a meat popsicle.

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    Yes - my dad.

    I discussed something with him & he proceeded to Google it...and found a line of reasoning at #1 of the results that was fairly novel & 100% identical. *sigh*

    Quote Originally Posted by abzo View Post
    ever worry that friends/colleagues also use myBB and might figure out your identity?
    Kinda. Nothing super sketchy is connected to my HX identity, but I do tend to be a bit more vocal online than in real life - so it would be better if it were not connected.
    A trial by combat would resolve this dispute efficiently

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    I prefer to stay anonymous but there are a few people that know who I am.
    entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem

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    yeah I met a few people in real life, from other forums, not on myBB though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponder View Post
    I prefer to stay anonymous but there are a few people that know who I am.
    Ditto.
    ELO: Here is the news...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponder View Post
    I prefer to stay anonymous but there are a few people that know who I am.
    I know a couple of MyBB'ers... a few know who I am too ^^

    Anonymity perhaps the better policy.

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    A few know who I am... but I keep that list very small.
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    All the important people have met me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    Ditto.
    As long as people don't make my identity known or try and 'blackmail' me I'm happy


    Quote Originally Posted by kilobits View Post
    I know a couple of MyBB'ers... a few know who I am too ^^

    Anonymity perhaps the better policy.
    You are the dude with the mohican that scares the postnet staff
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    Just to clarify : I don't mean making friends on myBB and then meeting them etc

    I mean people you know in real life finding out your myBB persona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponder View Post
    As long as people don't make my identity known or try and 'blackmail' me I'm happy


    You are the dude with the mohican that scares the postnet staff
    Dang, and there I was, thinking I had a pretty good grip on being inconspicuous...

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    Anyone who knows me IRL knows my nick and can Google it at anytime they want since I've been using the same nick since 1996

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidRaZor View Post
    Anyone who knows me IRL knows my nick and can Google it at anytime they want since I've been using the same nick since 1996
    Hi Pieter
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    Quote Originally Posted by abzo View Post
    Just to clarify : I don't mean making friends on myBB and then meeting them etc

    I mean people you know in real life finding out your myBB persona.
    Oh... I often just tell people I know myBB ID if they ask during a conversation or such... not a big deal the known quantities and there is nothing I do or say here online that is any different to how I am in flesh & blood land.

    It is the unknown quantities online that the anonymity a MyBB persona serves as a buffer to...

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