I recently wrote a Hub on this subject and the Hub says it all. No I'm not trolling for page views but here is the link http://rfmoran.hubpages.com/hub/Who-Are … anna-Know. I haven't received a lot of visits, perhaps because the hub title is dumb but I am very serious. HP wants to promote camaraderie, but it's difficult to relate to a person when I say "Thanks for your comment barfgag27." Why can't HP do as twitter does, show the handle followed by real name AS AN OPTION. Some, for good reason, want anonymity, but for those who don't why not have a choice. Seems like an easy software fix. Russ Moran (rfmoran) that's me.
Your wish is granted.
The new profile page allows that.
Thanks Jason, but I still had to go to your profile to learn your name. I'm talking about an option to have one's real name in every comment or post, as in Twitter. If you see a tweet of mine it says rfmoran and right next to it is Russ Moran.
I'm fairly sure that at one point there were fields when editing your profile page that you could fill in your real name. They seem to have gone or I'm looking in the wrong place.
Excellent suggestion, rfmoran. Presently, we do not collect user's real names, so we don't have that data to display.
As paradigmsearch pointed out, with the new User Profile, we will begin to collect Real Name and display it on your profile page, if you enter it. However, entering real name is optional.
As more Hubbers provide that data, we will start to look at where else it makes to use it, but it will take many months before we have enough Real Names to make it a practical option for display.
Can I just flag up that I wouldn't want my real name displayed. This is not just because of the usual internet security issues but also because it would look ridiculous. I already have an online persona. Putting a different name next to it would just be confusing.
So choice is the issue possibly.
I don't really understand why anyone would want a handle PLUS a real name. Seems to me that is more confusing. If you're barfag27 or whatever then fine.
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