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comment by am_Unition
am_Unition  ·  2495 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

Shy of signing some PM's with my "legal" first name, and giving insom my full name (for mailing stickers, of course), I have not associated my Hubski and AFK identities. Like you, I was also more comfortable sharing things more intimately when the user base was smaller. That's instinctual. But yeah, my face is on here, if you know where to look, along with pieces of what I do, where I'm located, and many other personal details. Still, I don't imagine that it's enough to work out my identity.

What incentive do we have for divulging such information? Only very infrequently do we have attacks on peoples' character, so volunteering your professional credentials (as associated with your legal name) doesn't carry too much weight.

I really hope Hubski meetups aren't something that become more infrequent as the user base grows. When you attend a meetup, everyone kinda throws their hat into the ring, and they're in it together. How would it make you feel if a total newcomer to Hubski attended a meetup? I think I'd be slightly less comfortable, depending on how many other people I was familiar with were present.

Also, 'bl00's story about when reddit tried to dox him was terrifying.