On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 21:35:32 +0100, sannse <sannse(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
That identifies you as the same person each time on
IRC, but it doesn't
identify you as the same person as whoever is using that nick on Wikipedia.
If someone registers "timwi" before you do on IRC they could pretend to be
the Wikipedia Timwi - and there is no way to tell differently. Cloaks have
only been given out to people who have confirmed their nick on Wikpedia.
Like Jimbo - I like the security of knowing that I can be seen to be the
same "sannse" on IRC and Wikipedia.
I agree with sannse here -- I like being able to map someone I talk to on
IRC, via the IRCnick--to--WPusername linkage provided by cloaking. Then even
when someone is fooling around and switching names back and forth, you
can have a private conversation with them and ask them to switch to their