real names?

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real names?

Postby Alistair Durie on Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:20 pm

i would like to propose that all login's be changed to peoples actual names, first name, first with initial, or full name.

thoughts?

a.
Last edited by Alistair Durie on Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Peter Van de Reep on Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:43 pm

Sounds good. Wouldn't affect me I guess (or, it would be minor).
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Postby Mark Prince on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:03 pm

Since I'm already there, Yes! I demand it! ;)

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Postby James Hoffmann on Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:51 am

I am happy to change it - but do I need to register again or can I change it through the profile?
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Postby Alistair Durie on Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:52 am

i would have to change it in the admin
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Postby Keith on Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:55 am

yep yep
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Postby HB on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:44 am

I participate on other boards that insist on "real names," including a last name (or at least ones that appear as such). They think it adds to accountability and the appearance of professionalism. :roll:

Another option is using the signature as I've done.
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Postby Jimmy Oneschuk on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:52 am

I like it too.
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Postby malachi on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:00 am

I've already got my name in my sig - is that enough?
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Postby xristrettox on Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:58 am

man, I've been xristrettox since coffeegeek... which to me is the OG of chat rooms.
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Postby Alistair Durie on Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:17 pm

name in signature will do fine.
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Postby Matt Milletto on Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:19 pm

sounds good.
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Postby tonx on Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:34 pm

I sorta live life as tonx. Tony K is a person that even I don't know very well and "tonx K" sounds like a breakfast cereal or drug cocktail.
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Postby Alistair Durie on Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:43 pm

i think everyone considers your name tonx, tony.

the point is that people have an identity, if its your name, fine, if its a link to your personal blog thats fine too, or a signature... but not an alias or initials without a name in signature and/or no link to your personal website.

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Postby coffeeactivist on Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:46 pm

so a link to my blog as part of my signature works?
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Postby jakethecoffeelover on Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:41 pm

From Hebrew, roughly translated,"מוס", pronounced "Moss", means "the coffee lover"
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Postby phaelon56 on Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:07 am

I prefer the name in the signature line. Having a distinct user name (even if it's quirky or has no real meaning) just makes it so much easier to keep track of my log-ins for a variety of sites.
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Postby coffeetaster on Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:19 am

I agree with Owen / phaelon56. I use "Coffeetaster" as a screen name for many forums, boards and emails.

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Postby Alistair Durie on Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:26 pm

again, i don't care what the method is, as long as users are somehow personally identifying themselves.

a username or company name is not a personal identity.

i'm just thinking this stuff through, i will actually put something into effect in the new year.

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Postby Brent on Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:19 pm

my 1/2 cent

I use the same login all over the place.

I have no objection to my name being listed in the profile - which is accessible in each post in any case.

If I wasn't so tired (averaging around 4 hours sleep at present, holiday in 60 minutes yay!) I would probably say I could handle the login change...

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Postby bradinvancouver on Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:57 pm

I agree that the name should be easily accessible - I don't think it's too much trouble to click on the profile link. I'd lean more towards a 'rules and guidelines' email sent to all new members that they must enter their full name, location and employer/business in the profile. A signature requirement of some sort is fair enough as well - I didn't check but is that automated in the profile?
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Postby Alistair Durie on Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:43 pm

the profile does not have a name option.
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Postby Jimmy Oneschuk on Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:12 am

it's not only the name but also the professional/amateur background... aka their ethos.
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Postby Lee Corrina Cano on Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:48 pm

just a thought... if the idea (beyond posting just the name) is to communicate identity/background, then maybe people posting (either somehow in the profile or in a dedicated thread) their responses to some of alistair's user account "application" questions would be a help. i know the specialty-coffee.com forum sort of has a thread like that, and it's also nice to be able to introduce yourself without feeling like you're bein' rude and buttin' in on the conversation.

for example (and please excuse the length... i really wanted alistair to let me in):

lee wrote:to qualify for a user account here, applicants must respond to the following email...

2. are you associated (now or in the past) with any coffee company? please provide name and website for any coffee company you own or work for. (if it is not already in your profile) or any coffee website that you operate.


I am in the process of opening a coffee bar (retailer only, not roasting) with my husband here in Chicago, though we're still got a ways to go (no location even yet). Though we don't have a background in coffee, we're learning (and I'm sure will continue to learn) as much as we can and truly driving for "quality in the cup"... think more Intelligentsia than Starbucks, though of course with our own style. Our background is actually in design (products and information graphics mostly) and we've operated our own design partnership for the past couple years.

We've tried to immerse ourselves in the coffee community (great lakes 'barista jam', a trip to Seattle for the shop visits/CoffeeFest/NWRBC, plus all the magazines, books, online forums, dvd's, SCAA seminar mp3's, portafilter and coffee geek podcasts, etc. that anyone could take). And of course we're learning about coffee and trying to train our palates through cupping, tastings and home experiments, though it's definitely intimidating at times.

I did work as a "barista"/PBTC at a La Marzocco outfitted 'big chain' for a while (not to learn about coffee quality, but to learn about the operations, setup, processes and financials mostly). Though I might have learned more about coffee quality working at a local shop (there are a couple good ones), it didn't seem ethical to do that.

3. if you do not work in the coffee industry or have a website, please briefly explain your background / interest in coffee, and how you see yourself participating in the coffeed.com forums.

i think you get the idea from the above, but basically, if i'm going to learn about the intricacies of coffee and how to do it right, you guys seem to know your shit and have a ton of (thankfully, supported) opinions. and you never know, i'd like to think i might grow into a knowledgeable contributor to the community myself.


obviously most of you folks know each other, and maybe you'd rather limit new folks anyway, but it does add to the accountability aspect, not to mention it's nice and sociable for those of us who haven't met many of you face to face yet. just a thought.
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