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Names -- Javaranch Policy

Shankar G

Joined: Sep 24, 2000
Posts: 16
Paul, Can you please clarify further on the below posting from Mapraputa, so that I would be clear about the policy when I register.
- Shankar.

Mapraputa Is
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<posted September 23, 2000 09:26 AM>

Gongratulations, Anonymous!
And a questuion to moderators:
now we all are recomended (for not to say more) to use our REAL names. When one
of us gave possible reasons for not to do it, s/he was referred as "horribly paranoid".
So I wonder, what are VALID reasons for not to reveal someone identity? Could
moderators give us a hint?
I cannot make up any good reason for hiddin your name, if you got such wonderful
scores. I think that's why many people did not trust Anonymous after his/her first
I even agree to be called "horribly curious" - it is true. Who else can survive this
exam preparation...
And Gongratulations, Gongratulations, Gongratulations again!

Paul Wheaton
posted September 23, 2000 09:41 AM

Please direct your questions about JavaRanch stuff to the JavaRanch forum. I'd kinda
like to keep all of this sort of discussion in one place.

paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20971

In this particular case, I have not been informed. Maha tells me there is a good reason, and that the poster has asked her to not tell anyone. Maha is so true to her word that she won't even tell me. So by the graces of Maha, "anonymous" has permission to be anonymous.
Anybody can post under a fictitious name. As long as the name looks normal to me, I don't care. "Anonymous" started that thread before I started to get ugly about names, so I'll let that thread ride its natural course. Plus, I think scoring 100% should give you a little privelege somewhere!

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