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May 21, 2011, 04:57:32 PM
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how about "SuperMan"[bin Batman ;P]
but females can call me "Zorro" :-P
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May 21, 2011, 07:27:59 PM
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My rule is generally to use my real name if it's common in the community. Looks like it's going to be more common here, so I'll bite.

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May 22, 2011, 07:18:33 AM
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  • xf2_org - Jeff Garzik, who used to do kernel development at Red Hat

Hey now.  I still do plenty of kernel devel at RH Smiley

(insert usual disclaimers:  bitcoin is a hobby, not in any way sponsored by my employer, etc.)

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May 22, 2011, 07:30:18 AM
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ok, my real name is Eric Fontaine.  OMG!

"We will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.

Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks, but pure P2P networks are holding their own."
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May 22, 2011, 07:33:51 AM
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If people doubt you're who you say you are, this is what you can do about it:

I like this key-signing approach, but it doesn't really prove who you are.  Instead it proves that a certain key is associated with a certain email address, and there is no need for any of them to point at my real person (or real name).

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Klaus Alexander Seistrup
http://about.me/kseistrup
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May 27, 2011, 05:05:48 PM
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FWIW:

Luke-Jr - Luke Dashjr, core developer (of Spesmilo), Eligius pool admin, and owner of Lightfoot Hosting

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May 28, 2011, 02:15:38 AM
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A quick google search maps from gigitrix->real name, but hopefully my results for real name don't map as readily to gigitrix. SEO, nothing more: I want the right stuff to come up under the right context: no employer is going to be interested in my massive Reddit addiction, for instance!
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May 29, 2011, 06:59:56 AM
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This idea has merit. It can be valuable to attach our online identities to our offline identities. But no one seems to have pointed out the relevant analogy... our legal names are no more "real" than our internet names, just as dollars are no more "real" than bitcoins. Maybe what we should be changing is our legal names rather than our internet names.
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May 29, 2011, 08:21:56 AM
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This idea has merit. It can be valuable to attach our online identities to our offline identities. But no one seems to have pointed out the relevant analogy... our legal names are no more "real" than our internet names, just as dollars are no more "real" than bitcoins. Maybe what we should be changing is our legal names rather than our internet names.

I use mine everywhere.

Proposal: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=11541.msg162881#msg162881
Inception: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/296
Goal: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=12536.0
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May 29, 2011, 08:29:36 AM
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I split mine between the forum (markm) and IRC (knotwork). Googling both together seems to work adequately, albeit maybe only because google knows my history. Does it work for others too or is google simply fooling me into thinking I am easy to find?

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May 29, 2011, 09:35:15 AM
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Real names go a long way when it comes the the credibility of Bitcoin. If you want the general population to start using bitcoins for real, they'll have to trust the brand. Using real names and credentials, be it eiter in your screen name or signature, will certainly help with that.

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May 29, 2011, 09:44:27 AM
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our legal names are no more "real" than our internet names, just as dollars are no more "real" than bitcoins.

I completely agree, Neo.

"Real" names are only really necessary in order for governments to data-match and keep track of you.

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May 29, 2011, 11:27:28 AM
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our legal names are no more "real" than our internet names, just as dollars are no more "real" than bitcoins.

I completely agree, Neo.

"Real" names are only really necessary in order for governments to data-match and keep track of you.


Don't forget that friends and family might like to call you by your name
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May 29, 2011, 11:44:18 AM
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our legal names are no more "real" than our internet names, just as dollars are no more "real" than bitcoins.

I completely agree, Neo.

"Real" names are only really necessary in order for governments to data-match and keep track of you.


Don't forget that friends and family might like to call you by your name

They can just as easily call you 'neo' or 'astro', or any other preferred name.

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August 07, 2011, 12:38:09 PM
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Mike, I took the liberty of taking what you've provided and putting it in the bitcoin wiki:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/People

I figured if people didn't have a problem with their name being publicly available here, they wouldn't mind having their names put on the Wiki. If any one would like me to remove their information from the Wiki, please let me know.

I've also added a Bitcoin Companies and an empty Investors section.

*Edit, I'm thinking 'bitcoin companies' might be redundant, as we there's already a Trade section with a large number of bitcoin accepting sites, so I'll delete it.
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August 07, 2011, 02:37:12 PM
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Good job guys, now you need to start your own forum far away from this one.
Or push to heavily moderate this one, to the point of complete reset.
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August 07, 2011, 02:40:54 PM
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When their is official forums for Bitcoin.org, I might join that one with my real name as my user name and drop this one.

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August 07, 2011, 02:52:40 PM
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There will be no official forum again.

Feel free to make your own, better moderated forum though. It will instantly be as "official" as this one. Having everything concentrated in one community is not good.

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August 07, 2011, 03:01:00 PM
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There will be no official forum again.

Feel free to make your own, better moderated forum though. It will instantly be as "official" as this one. Having everything concentrated in one community is not good.


I don't think everything was ever concentrated in one community.    The most skilled people in their specific fields of what they do with Bitcoin may all have accounts here, but I guarantee this is not their stomping grounds.   This place was a good representation of newcomers and old users together, as that is what it is.  There is the level headed and there is the nuts.   Not sure why the programmers or whomever was in charge of linking these forums and the official site felt the need to disassociate from that.

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August 07, 2011, 03:11:53 PM
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FWIW, I plan to stick with the name Astrohacker, although you can find my "real" name if you look hard enough. And I don't think we should discriminate against people who prefer to remain pseudonymous. For some info on the value of pseudonymity, see this article: http://socialmediacollective.org/2011/08/04/real-names-policies-are-an-abuse-of-power/
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