Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well I use my initials which comes from a long time ago when logging on to early unix machines using a teletype. The fewer keystrokes the better.

Since then I've been a bit inconsistent, sometimes I continue to use my initials so as to make it easier for others to cite me in the thread, but more recently I've started to use my whole name which matches the name of my web site.

I've become a "brand".

I added the middle initial when I discovered another person with the same name as mine living a few doors down on the same street. He's since moved further away so I no longer get his mail (and vice versa).

I have a philosophical issue with screen names, especially on political sites. I think one should be willing to stand behind one's opinions openly. I'm willing to grant the need for some to remain anonymous when there are privacy issues, especially for whistle blowers.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 05:26:33 PM EST

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