• Alias / Real names

    From Gamgee@1:103/705 to All on Saturday, July 20, 2019 14:27:00
    Hi all,
    Just wanted to post an informational message ... I've recently
    reorganized my board to allow posting with an alias, instead of
    always requiring a real name.

    So if you've seen me posting as Dan Clough, I'll now be posting
    as 'Gamgee', except in message subs that require a real name.

    To make sure I understand that correctly - is it generally
    preferred to use real names in "sysop only" echos? Also how
    about FidoNet echos - should ALL of them use real names?

    Thanks!


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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Gamgee on Saturday, July 20, 2019 17:13:44
    Hi all,
    Just wanted to post an informational message ... I've recently
    reorganized my board to allow posting with an alias, instead of
    always requiring a real name.

    So if you've seen me posting as Dan Clough, I'll now be posting
    as 'Gamgee', except in message subs that require a real name.

    To make sure I understand that correctly - is it generally
    preferred to use real names in "sysop only" echos? Also how
    about FidoNet echos - should ALL of them use real names?

    IIRC, FidoNet Style subs require Real Names ... the rest is discretionary





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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Gamgee on Saturday, July 20, 2019 18:08:53
    Re: Alias / Real names
    By: Gamgee to All on Sat Jul 20 2019 02:27 pm

    Hi all,
    Just wanted to post an informational message ... I've recently
    reorganized my board to allow posting with an alias, instead of
    always requiring a real name.

    So if you've seen me posting as Dan Clough, I'll now be posting
    as 'Gamgee', except in message subs that require a real name.

    To make sure I understand that correctly - is it generally
    preferred to use real names in "sysop only" echos? Also how
    about FidoNet echos - should ALL of them use real names?

    In FidoNet, it's on a per-area (echo) basis, but most echoes are real name only, so I just leave them all as real name only.

    On DOVE-Net, all subs, don't care. Use alias or real name, up to you.

    digital man

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Mortifis on Saturday, July 20, 2019 23:42:38
    On 2019 Jul 20 17:13:44, you wrote to Gamgee:

    So if you've seen me posting as Dan Clough, I'll now be posting as
    'Gamgee', except in message subs that require a real name.

    To make sure I understand that correctly - is it generally preferred to
    use real names in "sysop only" echos? Also how about FidoNet echos -
    should ALL of them use real names?

    IIRC, FidoNet Style subs require Real Names ... the rest is discretionary

    it is actually up to the moderator which is one of the reasons why echo rules are/were generally posted at regular rates...

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Digital Man on Sunday, July 21, 2019 15:34:00
    On 07-20-19 18:08, Digital Man wrote to Gamgee <=-

    In FidoNet, it's on a per-area (echo) basis, but most echoes are real
    name only, so I just leave them all as real name only.

    That's the easiest.

    On DOVE-Net, all subs, don't care. Use alias or real name, up to you.

    I have seen one or two othernets that have real names for the sysop sub, but it's not common.

    VKRadio (my net) allows aliases. Ham/CB/whatever radio callsigns you may have are encouraged, but not mandatory, any alias (within reason of common decency of course) is fine.


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  • From Gamgee@1:103/705 to Digital Man on Sunday, July 21, 2019 08:22:00
    Digital Man wrote to Gamgee <=-

    To make sure I understand that correctly - is it generally
    preferred to use real names in "sysop only" echos? Also how
    about FidoNet echos - should ALL of them use real names?

    In FidoNet, it's on a per-area (echo) basis, but most echoes are
    real name only, so I just leave them all as real name only.

    On DOVE-Net, all subs, don't care. Use alias or real name, up to
    you.

    Okay, cool. Thanks to you (and everyone else who answered) for
    that info.


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