[Foundation-l] Using someone's real name instead of his wikiname

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 15:51:53 UTC 2006

There is a difference between what is published on Wikipedia and what is 
published on a mailing list. On all projects I am known as GerardM. It 
is trivial to find my full name. However, it is not up to anyone to make 
this connection on any of the Wiki projects.. Yes, you may deduce that 
my first name is probably Gerard.. :)

Paweł Dembowski wrote:
> GerardM wrote:
>> Hoi,
>> I do disagree utterly.
>> I would be interested to see to what extend Waerth has made this connection.
>> I am of the opinion that there should be no link between peopel IRL and
>> people in their Wikimedia persona. There are few people where a link with
>> their real life persona is justifiable, Jimmy Wales is one. Even Angela asks
>> to have her article removed once her tenure as a board member has ended.
>> It is not polite to say the least.
>> Thanks,
>>     GerardM
> Still, if someone uses his real name on a public mailing list, I don't
> see how using that name in conversation at Wikipedia is a violation of
> privacy. If Waerth doesn't want his real name to be public, he
> shouldn't post on public mailing lists with his real name in the
> "From:" field and in his e-mail address.

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