I’m interested to hear opinions on enforcing the use (and display) of real names. Do you have a policy around this?
Full disclosure: I registered at a community yesterday and I was declined entry because I didn’t want to publicly display my real name in full. I requested to use a pseudonym instead, but was still declined (kindly, I should note, but firmly). The explanation I was given was that it is a community of real people and it helps to prevent trolling and abusive behaviour.
I’m posting this with the CM of that community’s blessing because I’m interested to hear other peoples’ perspectives on it.
If you do enforce the use of real names, why?
If not, is that an active choice and why?