Practice your craft.
Wait, why do we need names?
Besides WFF I own FlyAngler.com. Obviously I never did anything with it but I've considered migrating washingtonflyfishing.com towards flyangler.com to extend beyond WA. The site would look the same, but with the new software version I should have the means to effectively support multiple regions, without having to commit sub-forums to do it.
I appreciate all the varied input from the other side of some lines on a map. The waters we fish tend to cross them, or are similar within them.Curious what everybody thinks about this.... Personally i think the forum now handles most people from the PNW and some from other states... If you put other regions in one lump sum i think it will kill the chemistry that makes WWF so unique...
The downside of this is that if someone is an active member (100 or 500 posts or whatever) and has a grudge against someone else, they now have the person's real name and can "anonymously" send screenshots or whatever to their nemesis' HR, family, etc. Just something to consider. It would be interesting if you could share the benefit of what you're proposing, as the possible downside seems pretty consequential.I know you guys will want the name displayed to be optional and it would be. It'll probably look identical to what's there today, still displaying the ID of your choice to the interwebz but under that user ID I'd like to display real names, but only to those who are logged in and verified themselves, and maybe over 100 posts or something. Names and addresses verified to signup \ use the classifieds.
The public, those who aren't registered or logged in, existing users not yet verified, would just see the user ID and not your names.
You just made up some hypothetical grudge. I don't see any dots connecting to your "downside seems pretty consequential" assessment.It would be interesting if you could share the benefit of what you're proposing, as the possible downside seems pretty consequential.
Maybe I need to clarify. There seem to be people on here who have issues with each other. You alluded to an issue with a prospective moderator as part of your post, so that's not hypothetical. It's not unique to this site, it comes with the territory. All I'm pointing out is that someone holding a grudge against another member would now have that member's name. It doesn't seem to me to be a great stretch to imagine that he/she could cause trouble for that person if they wanted to.. This happens all the time. By displaying real names, it opens up that possibility, and for the person who is targeted, it won't be pleasant. That's what I meant by "pretty consequential" - it's basically enabling internet stalking. Will it happen? Hopefully not, but it's more likely with the change than it is now. Hope that makes sense.You just made up some hypothetical grudge. I don't see any dots connecting to your "downside seems pretty consequential" assessment.