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Online Nicknames Google better than Real?

VAXman Nickname Identity Theft (308 comments)

Hmm, it seems like it would be rather easy to assume someone's identity, especially for totally anonymous nicknames. "Yes, I ran a major website for 10 years under the nickname CmdrTaco" - not really a great example since everybody knows his real name, but you get the idea. This actually became an issue in a different forum which I was involved with.

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