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Old 02-11-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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Do you have more than one forum account?

Looking back at what I have posted, if any of my close co-workers or friends read my post, i have a feeling they can figure out it is me... I would like to keep myself anonymous and even if my cover is blown, i would like to keep certain things still out of their reach.

Because of that I am contemplating on creating another account for myself.

Has anybody done this?
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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Isn't that against the rules?
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
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Yes, that would be against the community rules...

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If my cover gets blown, as long as friends or ex co-w*rkers don't ask a w*rk related question, no harm, no foul. That was then, this is now
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Nope, but it's a fair question. I participate in another non-financial forum where some members have taken on 2-3 account names, with different personalities/tones. It's allowed, but Mods routinely out them for all to see, as they should IMO...
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:45 PM   #6
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On 1 board I have 3 accounts for just the reason the op discusses but that's the only place I do that. I'm careful what I post across the net so that no one can figure out it's me, never cutting and pasting posts from x to y.
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On 1 board I have 3 accounts for just the reason the op discusses but that's the only place I do that. I'm careful what I post across the net so that no one can figure out it's me, never cutting and pasting posts from x to y.
Is that you Dave?
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:51 PM   #8
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I've always had just one account on e-r.org. I like my username too much and it's nothing like my actual name.
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... it's nothing like my actual name.
Sundance, you aren't fooling anyone.
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I'm not sure it's all that likely that anyone would a) discover the linkage between the username and the real you, and b) do something harmful to you. Both would have to happen to make a difference. That being said, I have been 'found-out' in the real world, but I use the same username more than just here. But even with that, I never tried to 'hide' from my employer. I didn't want to 'tip my hand', but figured that if they did 'know it was me', it would still be only hearsay.
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.... and here's me thinking he was Butch.
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Ha! I've told you before: you just keep thinkin', Butch. That's what you're good at.
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That's not what I heard...
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You're asking for it, buddy.
Uh.....aren't you arguing with the person who can make you go away?
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I suppose he could, but I already left out through the bathroom window.
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I use the same user name on about a 1/2 dozen forums I frequent. Really confuses the heck out of anybody. Plus, I can remember my username.
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