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to think regulars who name change are cowards?

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ssd Wed 10-Apr-13 18:14:30

whats the bloody point??

are you so scared someone on here wont think you're great anymore?

I can understand name changing if someone has recognized you and is giving you grief, but name changing because you feel like saying something that may annoy others is pathetic

stand by your convictions people!

My MN name is easy to guess for anyone who knows me. I name change to post about certain things that I don't want certain people to know about.

shellbu Thu 11-Apr-13 14:23:04

thanks aufaniae just had to look up iirc as well smile

isteppedinto Thu 11-Apr-13 15:36:06

So now that so many of us have so comprehensively and exhaustively explained why we name-change, any chance that the non-name-changers could lay off us a bit? grin

ShowMeTheYoni Thu 11-Apr-13 15:41:37

I name change quite frequently. I post things that could out me in RL and my job is worth more than that. Easier to namechange, post as I like and keep anonymity.

EllieFunt Thu 11-Apr-13 16:11:18

It's just good e-safety, frankly.

I have asked for support on some very personal stuff that not even my nearest and dearest know about.

I don't want my colleagues to know anything about my life that I don't tell them myself.

I am also very, very famous lies

isteppedinto Thu 11-Apr-13 16:15:56

Yes that's the other thing EllieFunt. The papparazzi, the horrors of front page exposure. All becau7se of Mumsnet.

higgle Thu 11-Apr-13 16:27:01

For most of us does it really matter if people know who we are? All i do is talk to nice people on style and beauty and the dog house and on an odd foray elsewhere ( esp Feminism) get seriously flamed. How does it matter what name I use or if my neighbour realises who it is?

isteppedinto Thu 11-Apr-13 16:55:00

Would you not be bothered about work colleagues, higgle? Or clients?

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