I am disgusted. What an abuse of their users.
not that i really use them that often, but i will NEVER use them if they post my real first and last name.. no thank you..
This Makes Real ID no longer optional. They constantly tell you if you have an issue post it to such and such forum. This is a real Privacy Concern I have absolutely no desire to have my legal name out there and Have a legal right to my privacy.
No people It WONT cut down on trolling because they will just rename themselves. I know I will be renaming my self to David Davidson or w/e because I don't want people to know my real name.
Don't care because I hate Blizz forums. People are not nice at all there.(Go Wowhead forums!)EDIT: "All posts in the future on the new forum systems will be an opt-in choice and ample warning will be given that you're posting with your real first and last name."There you go, scary trolls.
Good thing I rarely post on the official forums :P*captcha: official symbioses*
Would you behave differently on the forums if anybody who read your post knew your real name? Time to find out! (Malgayne)Well I think it stands to reason that there would be a great deal of behavior change... but I don't know that forum chat is or needs to be anymore evolved then trade chat. Thats another can of worms. One can /leave the channel if the nuts start falling from the trees.Here is a question though... what is to stop someone from coding a crawler that mines forums for "real names" using lets say some regex code and mashes that data with some other form(s) of collectible data? I think Blizz has an obligation to protect the millions of people (not players) that contribute to their prosperity. Your point Malgayne is well taken but you have choice in how you put your real name out there and you also have interests in doing so. I may not.I will give you this... this issue of transparency on the net is a full fledged debate. As a person with five children, a wife, and a career in academics I have a lot of very personal reasons to keep control of my identity. I am not too keen on handing it over to Blizcorp or Facebookcorp to do with as they wish.BestSaintjehm Senior Community Leaderof Puggernaut.com
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While I'm the first to say that the officials forums needs a serious trolls/jerks/a-holes/@#$%tards/(insert your favorite term) clean up, i absolutely don't like the way they intend to do it.I try to not write my name and surname in the internet, i do only if strictly necessary and under privacy conditions. I know, the istant you buy something online with your cc, you're forced to submit your true personal information, but putting them on a secure transfer money transation is a thing, a game's forum is NOT.Hope they rethink about it. Otherwise... i can survive without official forums, and of course, there is always wowhead. ;-)
If it's not optional yes it could be.
I take issue with this. guess my days of posting on the wow forums are over. I don't want somebody to google my name and find ANYTHING about me, and that includes a bunch of posts on a message board, wow related or not. Thumbs down, blizz.