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Javaranch naming policy

Srikanth Basa
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Joined: Jun 06, 2005
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I wonder why the Java ranch emphasizes on naming policy. Even though you ask people to display their actual name (First Name + Last Name), people set the name of their favorite actors or sports person's name as their display name which you cannot verify.
Jaikiran Pai
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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Originally posted by Srikanth Basavaraju:
I wonder why the Java ranch emphasizes on naming policy.


Srikanth,

We have a this thread where the Naming policy is discussed.


Originally posted by Srikanth Basavaraju:
people set the name of their favorite actors or sports person's name as their display name which you cannot verify.


The moderators contact any such ranchers to verify that their name is not fictitious. If they have enough proof that its their real name then we consider it valid display name.


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fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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Also, if you read the policy, nobody is asked to use their REAL NAME. they are asked to use a real SOUNDING name. It would be ok for me to register and post as "Scott Wicker", as long as i didn't make it blatantly obvious that that was not my actual name - i.e. then signing my posts "peace out!! Fred".

So if you want to pick a fake name, that's fine, as long as a) it COULD be a real name, and b) it's not something people will recognize from a celebrity of some sort.


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Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Closing redundant conversation.
Feel free to continue this discussion here.
[ November 21, 2008: Message edited by: Ben Souther ]

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