OMG!! There must be some Telepathy going on between you and me :D Actually, a friend of mine here came to me yesterday saying that he noticed some users calling me by my name on public and if it was okay by me since he never does that, respecting my privacy. How did you think of the same thing same time? :D
Well, when I get closer to a friend here I tell him/her my name. Some of them used it in public yet most did not. Over time, it was on the streets of GAG :D :D I do appreciate it when my friends don't do that out of respect. Makes me feel cared for :) I think it's too late in my case though. Hahaha!!
As for me, I keep the names of my friends to myself unless I see it used publicly by them or their friends. Some use their names casually everywhere. I used to call Sparrow "Sparrow" until she became an admin here so again her name has appeared on the streets of GAG. I sometimes address her with her real name now. I hope she isn't mad at me!! Haha!! Other than that, I keep it to myself.
Luckily I have a name that is very common. Others who have unique names may get into trouble if used in public. :D
well if someone tells me their name in messages but they haven't shown it to the rest of GaG then of course i can't just refer to them by their name. from memory tho, this may have slipped unintentionally because sometimes i feel like I'm addressing them only. but yeh i dont think it would hav happened more than thrice.
if they want to be referred to by their name, then they would have mentioned so in their profile or name as youv said=]
There's only one person on this website who knows my name, if they began using it frivolously I wouldn't be happy. My name is too unique, people would have access to too much information. You Tom, Sam's and Megan's have it lucky there's about a gazzilion of you.
Unless they give u permission for it I don't think their names should be divulged. I know the names if most of the Gagers I'm friends with on her and off here. But unless they gave me the permission to I wouldn't calk them by their names here. If that was the case we wouldn't have chosen screen names on here
Yes, I agree. I would say less than 5 users here know my name and I wouldn't be happy if they call me by it. I respect their privacy so I would never call them by their name. I find it to be highly disrespectful, to not respect someones privacy.
I didn't reveal my real name on my profile until I became admin. I sign the blogs with my name, I often sign messages to my mod team with my name... I don't mind if people call me Karyn or Sparrow, whatever... it's all good.
If I know someone's real name, I never refer to them by that name publicly on the site. They told ME their name, not everyone ^_^