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Old 07-08-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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So do you guys think this site can stop all trolling if we were forced to post our real names? They are doing it on this gaming forum and a lot of people seem mad about it. I don't play WOW and don't know if I will try Starcraft 2 but I thought this could be a good discussion. People on other forums are all crying that this will cause a ton of problems and that a lot of stuff will start requiring something like this to post or talk online (games or forums).

http://mobile.informationweek.com/10...561d7aaddc000/
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #2
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Blizzard Will Require Real Names In Gamer Forums Posted by Antone Gonsalves on Thursday Jul 8th at 6:00am In another blow to web anonymity, Blizzard Entertainment, maker of the popular online game "World of Warcraft," says it will require players posting comments on the company's forums to use their real names. The change, announced Tuesday, will go into effect first for the forums connected to the highly anticipated "StarCraft II" game, which is set for release July 27. The same rule will apply to "World of Warcraft" forums, starting with community sites connected with the release of "Cataclysm," a WOW expansion set for release this year. In essence, Blizzard is ending the use of in-game character names on community sites. While those names can still be used, they will have to be accompanied by players' real names. Blizzard made the change in an attempt to remove the cloak players use in posting boorish comments. "The official forums have always been a great place to discuss the latest info on our games, offer ideas and suggestions, and share experiences with other players -- however, the forums have also earned a reputation as a place where flame wars, trolling, and other unpleasantness run wild," the company said in a statement. "Removing the veil of anonymity typical to online dialogue will contribute to a more positive forum environment, promote constructive conversations, and connect the Blizzard community in ways they haven't been connected before." Blizzard is only the latest organization to end anonymous postings on forums in order to bring more civility to public discussions. Newspapers, which once encouraged anonymous postings on comments pages, have been backpedaling in order to put a stop to offensive comments. For example, the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., launched last November a registration-required policy for people who want to use its forums. Other newspapers revising their comments policies include The New York Times and The Washington Post, and American Journalism Review editor Rem Rieder has called for a general end to the practice of allowing anonymous comments. In addition, mean and offensive comments have led to lawsuits against newspapers and web companies, including Google, in an attempt to identify the person responsible.
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This would have no effect on at least one poster.......Pat Bowlen.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #5
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The flame warriors would never stand for it. It's the "internets" afterall
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So do you guys think this site can stop all trolling if we were forced to post our real names? They are doing it on this gaming forum and a lot of people seem mad about it. I don't play WOW and don't know if I will try Starcraft 2 but I thought this could be a good discussion. People on other forums are all crying that this will cause a ton of problems and that a lot of stuff will start requiring something like this to post or talk online (games or forums).

http://mobile.informationweek.com/10...561d7aaddc000/
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #7
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It won't work, we already know the real name of the biggest troll and it doesn't change anything, fat bob will still troll.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:45 AM   #10
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:49 AM   #12
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Cause haters care about hating?
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It won't work, we already know the real name of the biggest troll and it doesn't change anything, fat bob will still troll.
Yeah, but in drag nowadays.

This thread is hilarious. (warning!!! graphic homo-erotic content)

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"The official forums have always been a great place to discuss the latest info on our games, offer ideas and suggestions, and share experiences with other players -- however, the forums have also earned a reputation as a place where flame wars, trolling, and other unpleasantness run wild," the company said in a statement.
I think it's a great idea. It would also make me think twice about when, how often and what I post on a forum. If I have something worth the effort of writing (or reading), I don't have a problem with taking accountability for it.
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