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kleinbl00  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

prostheticfourhead  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I still don't understand. There is nothing that would link a new username to the one you have now, if you didn't want it to.

Does having a name on reddit give your posts more weight in discussions? Are you too proud of your post history to "give up on it" (not meant to sound snarky)?

kleinbl00  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Because most people aren't asked "are you kleinbl00?" within 3 days of assuming a new pseudonym.

This happened. Literally. For eight weeks. Reddit was much smaller then, but it still happened.

I know you want to think I don't know what I'm talking about, but I do. And you don't have to listen to me, but I also don't have to talk to you.

Yet I am.

I walked away from Reddit. Deliberately and with forethought. I came here instead. By then, I'd been nominated for commenter of the year four years running. I'd been bestof'd more than a hundred times. That and a couple bucks will buy you a cup of coffee but the fact of the matter is, my writing style and subject matter is such that even when I wasn't busy being "kleinbl00" I got called out for being "kleinbl00."

Believe it or don't. I can't explain it any clearer.

prostheticfourhead  ·  1248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well it's a bit clearer now. I've never been part of a small online community where people would be able to identify each other through their writing styles.

This subject is quite interesting, though, I appreciate the insight.

_refugee_  ·  1247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I never asked you to confirm this, but I'm pretty sure I caught you on an alt account making a top level comment in an r/askreddit thread. I recognized you by both writing style and story. All I said was, "Hi."

(Because reddit is the only other place i use this username.)

The user said hi back.

So if that was you, we can confirm a little example-in-action right now for the gallery.

kleinbl00  ·  1247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I haven't run socks on Reddit since 2010. Coulda been Warlizard; he runs at least three.