Do you use your real name for username?

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I just wonder what percent of forum participants use his/her real name or surname:-)
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I think only 30-40% people use their real name in forums or social media sites.
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I think less than 30% uses their real name in a web-forum.
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I'm kind of a yes and a no. My username on most forums is kc0tma (with a zero not an O), which is my ham radio call sign. Its a unique identifier that absolutely nobody else in the world has, and there are actually a few people I talk to on the radio who only know me as that. So its not my name given to me by my parents, but it is still kind of like my name.
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So how do you pronounce kc0tma?

I rarely ever use my real name, if I do it would be my first initial and my last name.
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kc0tma is pronounced one letter at a time, like kay cee zero tee em aye.
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I use my real name quite alot on forums. Here my name is SB which is short for Strongbad.

You might have heard of me?
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I usually just use this nickname someone gave me years ago. It used to always be available, but I've started having to add little bits to it sometimes.

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I still call you ki-toe-mah, kc0tma :D
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Most people saw k-sawt-muh.
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I think something about the odd shape of the zero with the t next to it makes me read it backwards unless I really focus on it.
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kc0tma wrote:
Most people saw k-sawt-muh.


That's how i saw it.

Nowadays though i just don't think about it to the point that before this discussion appeared i cannot even tell you what i thought it was.
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kc0tma wrote:
Most people saw k-sawt-muh.

Not sure why, but I've always read it as kay-see-koh-mah.

... Kacey Coma..?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I always say that as kc-oh-tma... that's how I see it :lol: plus, In Russian, 'tma' means 'darkness' so that's a bit easier for me :lol:

Anyway, I don't really use my real name, but my username here is a smaller version of my real name in Russian, but in America it means stuff.
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I never use my real name on the boards as a nick.
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i use my name, as part of my user name. mike is such a common name that it is fairly hard to pull any information from it.

also my name is pronounced super-mike, for some reason people have trouble with the 1337 speak i toss out sometimes.
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always real name
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mywork08 wrote:
always real name

So your real name is "mywork08" ... I don't think so ...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

For best protection of privacy and security, it is never clever to use your real name in either kind of forum since there have been enough security breaches already. The lesser personal info one provides - and puts up for grabs - the better!
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righteous_trespasser wrote:
mywork08 wrote:
always real name

So your real name is "mywork08" ... I don't think so ...


lol
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I think 10% people use their real name, I have never used my name as username
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I use my real name as the username.That's more being the sign of honest.

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