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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

The main reason I don't use my real name is that unfortunately I've been victim of online stalking and libeling on another part of the Internet, and I don't want to repeat the experience. Another ...
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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

I started out pseudonymous years ago because I was concerned about writing something that turned out to be stupid/ignorant, or a bit rude about practices within my field (which are often poor), and ...
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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

Interesting question. A meta-question arising is what experimental evidence could there be to answer it? Perhaps a group of people might co-ordinate their work and randomly post similar answers under ...
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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

I can't say that I am a regular or useful enough contributor to weigh in much on this topic, but I figured I'd chime in... I started off using my personal name because I knew that using my real name ...
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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

I use my real name because I’m very opinionated about statistical modeling and what constitutes good statistical practice, and I want to be held accountable for my opinions. I feel that if someone ...
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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

Serious effects/reasons It is around 2019/2020 that I changed from my real name to a pseudonym. That was when the StackExchange management had bad socially responsible behaviour. So for me the ...
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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

I interpret my engagement with Q&A on CV as a kind of scholarship and also as a kind of community service, and note it as part of my scholarly agenda in my tenure and promotion-related materials. ...
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What are the effects of using one's full name on cross validated versus a first name or a pseudonym?

Funny as it may seem, I'm just beginning to understand why I asked the question. As an MD, if I use my real name I cannot be honest about some of my opinions. For example, if I say something that is ...
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