Use Real Names
  • As a professional community of active practitioners, we use our real names in order to foster trust and professionalism.
  • It's easy to use somebody else's name. Please don't, and don't assume that names here have any significance other than simple politeness.

For examples of real usernames, see a list of this site's members.


This policy is inherited from a long history of wiki culture. For discussion of the real names policy, see the real names page on the internet's first wiki (online since 1995):

Many more of the internet's longest running wikis include discussions of real name advantages. Here are two:

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