_______________________________________________On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:08 AM, David Gerard <email@example.com> wrote:
> I thought this was actually a bunk theory? For my non-science reasoning:Yes. (a) there's no evidence for this theory (b) it's seriously discriminatory:
> see facebook. Full of hateful/stupid/racist/etc/etc comments.
Yep, agreed. Requiring real names is never going to happen on Wikipedia.Jared has, in the past, suggested that for users that choose to set their real name (in preferences or during registration, if that field is an option at that point), we could display Flow comments or similar under someone's real name. I thought this was interesting, since the real name field is specifically intended for public attribution purposes AFAIK?Interesting example of failure of real name requirements: for a time South Korea mandated that all websites over 100K visitors had to use real names. It decreased abusive comments from drive-by users (1-2) comments, but did nothing to encourage civility in longtime participants.
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