On page 126 of "Effective DevOps", the authors wrote:
For example, many social networks have started enforcing "real-name policies." doing things like suspending accounts of users that were not using their legal name.... problem with these sort of policies are many, but one of the biggest issues is that they can disadvantage or even endanger people who don't go by the name on their government-issued IDs
This jumped out me knowing the authors were going to be participating in a promo here. Where we have a "real name policy". You can read the policy here. I like that our policy doesn't have the same problems as they mentioned in the book. Because we don't require the name used to be the posters legal name. We require it look like it COULD be. So no "Mickey Mouse." But if you don't want to use your actual name, you can make one up.
Unless you are an author in a book promo . Then we do want the display name to match the name on the book. It'd be confusing otherwise! Which interestingly isn't always the poster's legal name. "Bear Bibeault" isn't Bear's legal name. It is his professional name and the name on his books.
Thanks for pointing out the policy here. So far I have been really impressed with the quality of community response here at the JavaRanch. This goes to the positive culture here with explicit values and norms that we talk about in Effective DevOps.