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I go under my 'real' name on doc2doc but I do have pseudonyms for other websites. I read an article the other day (I can't remember where I read it now!) that said that pseudonyms enable posters to write abusive comments behind a cloak of anonymity - i.e. comments they wouldn't make face to face.
I wonder whether if people used their real identities, we would see less abuse? But at the same time, pseudonyms allow people to speak freely (it's not all libellous or vindictive) -perhaps we will lose a degree of openness if we got rid of pseudonyms?
Also, this is interesting - please see discussion Prof. Gillian Needham's personal views on making comments online.