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Would you search for friends on Gaia by their real name?

Yes, and I would enter my real name so others can find me. 0.23522501355503 23.5% [ 10412 ]
Yes, but I would not enter my real name (I would just search for others). 0.16717874570757 16.7% [ 7400 ]
No, I would not search for friends by real name, but I would enter my real name if they want to find me 0.044912344117115 4.5% [ 1988 ]
No, I would not search for friends by real name, nor would I want people to find me by real name! 0.41844388216158 41.8% [ 18522 ]
OOOHHH EEEEEE AHHHHH 0.1342400144587 13.4% [ 5942 ]
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Doubtfully. Even if I do meet people IRL who I then look up on Gaia I look them up by their usernames that they tell me, not their real names. This is Gaia, not Facebook or the Yellowpages like stated.
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one of the dangerous things you can put out on the web is your real name attached to other details (like what you can fill in for your profile like location and occupation)
I wanna find meh real friends 8D I don't want peoples knowin' meh name though o_o;;;; But...I want meh buds to find meh crying IDK!!
If they're your friends, they can just straight out tell you their screen name. ^^ This offers too much to stalkers.
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No, because I already have all my IRL friends on my friends list and no body needs to find me. This is Gaia, not Myspace or Facebook.


Very agreed.
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I don't think you should be able to find ppl via their real names.... Makes it one step closer for a freak to find you. If they are your real friends in real life, you can just tell your nick via MSN, Facebook, Telephone, Text Messaging, etc. etc. and so on and so forth.
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full real names are generally bad on the internet
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LOL I'd never give my real name xD



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I definitely feel this is a bad idea. First of all, it could be easily abused by stalkers/creepsters, and second of all, there are people who wouldn't know any better than to set it to public and use their real name. confused
lol iunnno.
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I don't need people using my personal info. Usernames are JUST fine for searching. neutral
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If they're your friends, they can just straight out tell you their screen name. ^^ This offers too much to stalkers.


stalkers ninja
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OMG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't turn this into Facebook. crying

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