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News Blizzard scraps Real ID forum plans

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Jul 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. NuTech

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    I love Monday news, it's deja-vu of everything that happened in the 3 days previous. :p
     
  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    To be fair, I would have written it earlier but I was too busy being handsome and interesting.
     
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    I haven't played WOW for awhile now but it is good news that real name ids are not going to be used in a fantasy game
     
  5. ImInTheZoneBaby

    ImInTheZoneBaby Bring it on sucka!

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    Good excuse. :)
     
  6. NuTech

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    Ha! Not a dig at you guys - I appreciate the effort taken in actually writing the news articles, instead of just adding a headline to some copy/pasted press release. You can tell there is print media pedigree at bit-tech, as opposed to the blog-style guerilla journalism that pollutes most of the internet (as Steve Jobs put it "the world needs more editors").

    Saying that, bit-tech could do with a couple interns to be their bitch and update the site over the weekend. :D
     
  7. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I never saw the problem TBH. Whopty ****ing doo if I post on an optional forum that is little better than a slag heap most of the time people will know my name that I share with about a thousand other people.
     
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    well atleast Blizzard listens to its gaming community tbh.
     
  9. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Glad to see this crazy idea is over.
     
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    honestly, if people don't want others to know about them.... why do they tell the world every little detail on their facebook?
     
  11. fatty beef

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    see lan support for sc 2

    they listen when its cost effective
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Zing! Haha.
     
  13. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    That's a shame. Now how are we going to know that Martin Thomson, Software Developer, Age 33 from Arizona was calling someone a ***-headed cockmunch?
     
  14. Altron

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    Erm? Every discussion of RealID has made reference to Facebook, with the following assumptions:

    1. Everyone has a facebook
    2. Everyone has their full legal name as their facebook name
    3. Everyone has completely disabled all security settings, allowing unrestricted access of their profile to everyone

    NONE of which are true.
    Not everyone has a facebook. Even if they do, their facebook name isn't always their full legal name, whether it be a shortened nickname or only using their last initial. And, even if they can be looked up by name, most people have the security settings such that they need to accept a friend request before allowing someone to view their profile.

    That's a HUGE difference from having their full legal name posted on a forum, for anyone to be able to see.

    I don't "tell the world every little detail" on my facebook. I show some inconsequential information to people who have friend requested me and who I have acknowledged as being someone I actually know and want to allow to access my information.

    That's more of how the in-game RealID works, and I am fine with that. My legitimate friends can add me by my e-mail address, and people I talk to in-game can only see my gamer alias.
     
  15. tristanperry

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    Very glad to hear it :) A victory for common sense!

    :thumb:
     
  16. raxonb

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    Is this your weekend job?:lol:
     
  17. CardJoe

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    Aye. Being this handsome and interesting is a full time occupation.
     
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    This was pretty damn predictable. Although it has me wondering if it was all a scheme. It achieved quite a few positive things for Blizzard (publicity, made them look caring, gave the trolls on their forum a warning shot), and it all cost them nothing.
     
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    I liked the Real ID thing.

    Now it'll just be the usual; 14 year old "DaRkTeMpLaR82" calling me a faggot after I beat him.
     
  20. ZERO <ibis>

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    What is funny is that if this was valve the opposition to it would really make them do it.
     
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