Blizzard has announced a new policy of displaying forum posters' real names for both StarCraft II and World of Warcraft players, but is this the right thing to do?
I pretty much agree with everything in this article. Forum trolls are just a part of life. I don't think people using their real names will really affect a whole lot - people gonna hate. Even if it is some sort of a deterrent, what's the point if it's going to expose the majority of gamers who don't use the forums or who are legit? Tying to real names causes a breech of privacy, in my mind. I don't need some kid knowing my real name, looking me up on Facebook, and harassing me. People use screen-names for a reason: to be one step withdrawn from their real name, offering a little shield of privacy against the rest of the mad, mad world.
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