I can only speak for myself......<P>I have never used any other name than the one I have now...well, when I first registered in it was under my e-mail name of "ORZAK" - then when I was asked to become a moderator I chose my family's name for me "Basheva" - but there was never any question that I was the same person. My e-mail address is still ORZAK@aol.com
. There is one other board at which I use ORZAK - but always "sign" my posts as "Basheva". So again no doubt as to who I am.<P>My posts, rightly or wrongly, are my own...if I needed to disguise them, well, that would indicate to me that there was something wrong, or something I wanted to hide.<P>As for pretending to be someone else, like a prominent person, that is fraudulently dishonest, in my opinion. Like a forgery. <P>As for whether having to register in keeps this kind of thing from happening....I am not sure it could...but perhaps it would be discouraging the practice though unfortunately not eliminating it.