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View Poll Results: What name do you use on TeenHelp?
My real name/nickname 107 78.10%
A fake name I created 16 11.68%
Just my username 14 10.22%
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Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 02:43 PM

I was reading a thread here and a user said she didn't use her real name on TeenHelp. Definitely makes sense, but it makes me wonder:

How many of you use your actual name? and How many of you use a fake name or just your username?

Feel free to answer with some sort of explanation of why you chose to use your name or not =]


   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 02:58 PM

I use my real name. Why? I don't know to be honest. I like my name and didn't feel the need to hide/change it
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 03:10 PM

I use my real name because I don't have any reason to hide it / use another name.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 03:21 PM

I really wish I used my real name, but to be honest, I don't want to give myself away to anyone who could potentially get on here. I know it seems ridiculous, but I am very personal on here and I try to keep my TH and real life separate.

I chose Jen because I liked it and it seemed really inconspicuous; Jens are everywhere. Sorry to anyone I had a conversation with about how awesome the fact is that I'm also named Jen. I do like the name, and I think it's cool that you're named that.

My real name is just too distinctive to put it out in the open.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 03:26 PM

I use my real name - I don't really care, if someone wants to find out who/where you are, they just rip the IP address of the site and BAM! located you. They don't need a name or location. If someone finds me, I don't really care, I am probably stronger than them.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 03:37 PM

Yes indeed.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 04:05 PM

I go by my username on this site because I like to stay anonymous. I just don't want to take the small chance that someone in real life will find me here. It's not like I have much to hide, I'd just prefer that no one creep me without my knowing. In the the past i've posted my real name but I haven't after the reset, so I doubt many people remember it. :]


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 04:07 PM

Nah, I HATE my real name for many personal names so I just use the nickname my best friend gave to me.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 04:11 PM

I use my real name but kinda wish I hadn't now because I don't really like my name and I could have put down anything.


   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 04:44 PM

Ya I use my real name, I guess it'd come out into the open sooner or later anyways.
And tbh I'm friends with quite a few of you on facebook and msn and whatnot... its just easier this way/


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 05:00 PM

I use my real name because

1) I'm not smart enough to think of using a fake one
2) I'm not all that bothered about people knowing
3) It is highly unlikely people will find me just by the name "Jen" and
4) Even if anyone did find me, I don't care


Mostly number one though!


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 05:08 PM

I used to use a pseudonym before the reset but now I use my real name mainly because I was paranoid about people finding out who I was. However, now I'm not really that bothered if people find out who I am or not, I am who I am. Plus, it kinda felt weird when people were calling me a different name. So yes, I use my real name.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 05:08 PM

yeah i use my real name. :]


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 05:10 PM

I use my real name.
Because I would feel weird going by anything else.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 05:46 PM

I was going to use a fake name but I decided that I would be completely honest when posting here, so I might as well be honest about my real name. It's common enough so I'm not too worried about people I know finding me but sometimes I feel like I have to make my posts more vague to compensate, just in case. I wouldn't like hiding me though. Lying unnecessarily always puts a weight on my shoulders.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 05:54 PM

I use my real name. I sort of wished that I hadn't when my ex boyfriend found me on here, but now I really don't mind.
I like to be called by my name, however much I dislike it.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 05:55 PM

Real name... I figure as long as my last name isn't on here, it doesn't matter.



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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 06:12 PM

I use my real name. I don't have much to hide. If anyone came online and saw what I had posted I don't think I would mind much.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 06:22 PM

I use my real name although a lot of you have made me nicknames which im cool with
Yeah basically, i have quite a few added on facebook/msn so it'd be kinda hard to disguise, and also i'd get confused and not know people were talking to me :P xxxx



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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 06:31 PM

I use my real name now. When I was on the site before it got all changed etc I used my middle name.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 07:25 PM

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I was reading a thread here and a user said she didn't use her real name on TeenHelp. Definitely makes sense, but it makes me wonder:

How many of you use your actual name? and How many of you use a fake name or just your username?

Feel free to answer with some sort of explanation of why you chose to use your name or not =]

Is that me you are referring to Amy (I feel popular to have a thread made about me if it is).

I just prefer to use the name I do. Its nothing to do with not liking my name or anything like that. Really for safety issues. I'm not one for giving out my name to people who I dont know in "real life"
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 07:29 PM

I use my real name. *shrugs* it really doesnt bother me if ppl online know my name
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 07:41 PM

I use my real name. I love my name.



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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 08:06 PM

I use my real name. I am not one to lie and it isn't like it is a rare name or anything.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 09:01 PM

I'm actually kind of surprised that there's so many realies and not more Miss X's like me. It's good though I suppose.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 09:06 PM

i dont use my real info i just cant im not brave enough to paronoid sorry for not trustin u guys
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 09:10 PM

I use my real name because I like it and I doubt anyone will find me.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 09:51 PM

I use my real name, I doubt anyone could find a STEPHEN.
Seriously though,
why use a fake name?


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 09:53 PM

I use my nickname, my real name is posted on my profile,
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 10:28 PM

Technically I used a fake name, as a nickname is a fake name, not a real name, but I use a real nickname, so does that make it a real name or a fake name?
Buuuut, if anyone asks for my real name I'll quite happily tell them it ^^
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 10:31 PM

I use my real name, because I love it!



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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 10:42 PM

Fake name. Rachel is not my real name. I'm pretty sure I inspired the creation of this thread...

Why? Because I joined when I was 13/14, the internet seemed scary, in my immature mind I thought that my real name could be used to track me down. Or not track me down as such, but that someone I know would find me -- I'ved pretty much avoided this problem by using a fake name. So I used a fake name, now everyone knows me by that name and I've got used to Rachel = Teenhelp.
But I'm sure if you looked through my posts hard enough you'd find my real name, especially if you're staff and have access to my posts in staff forums. Everyone I've met off TeenHelp knows my real name.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 10:57 PM

i use my real name,
if someone finds out who i am,
that's one less person i have to pretend around.
they'll see the real me from my posts on here.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 20th 2009, 11:11 PM

It's my real name. Why? Because could you honestly identify me from knowing my first name and that I live in Canada? If you look in my other threads, you could probably learn more, but I'm always careful not to give away enough information to find me.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 21st 2009, 12:54 AM

I use my nickname.
I used to use a fake name, but i needed to constantly remind myself that all the help I'm getting here is for me, not through a fake person that doesn't exist.
   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 21st 2009, 01:15 AM

I use my real name. I doubt anyone is stalking on me on the internet, and even if they were, having my name won't help much.


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 21st 2009, 01:21 AM

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Fake name. Rachel is not my real name. I'm pretty sure I inspired the creation of this thread...
Woohoo! I knew you'd guess, Rachel


   
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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 21st 2009, 01:42 AM

I don't really like my name and when I joined Teenhelp I was all about changing my name... so throughout the years I have never used my real real name =p

However my last account was my middle name and this is a shortened version of my name so... I guess in a sense I am using my real name. And of course, anyone who has me on messenger of any sort knows my full name =D


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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 21st 2009, 02:09 AM

I highly doubt anyone I know will find me here and know who I am. There's alot of people with my name and my nickname.

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Re: Do you use your real name? - September 21st 2009, 02:09 AM

I use my real name. I never really saw a reason not too. If I didn't use my real name it would seem weird to me to be called by a name that's not my own, so I like having my real name on here rather than being called by my username or a fake name.




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