Date: Mon, 15.02.21 23:20
** On Saturday 13.02.21 - 19:57, Dan Clough wrote to Wilfred van Velzen:
DC> ...Persons posting to Fidonet echos are supposed to be
DC> using real names. Whether they're a nodelisted Sysop, or a
DC> Point, or a normal user on a BBS, makes no difference.
DC> They're supposed to be using a real name. Simple.
I don't think there is a hard n fast rule that states all of
Fidonet = Real Names, anywhere. It has probably just been a
kind of tradition and expectation over the years.
 Where does the assumption that a real name must be both
first name and lastname originate or found in documentation?
Oli seems real to me especially because of .
 Oli isn't exactly not real. His messages include a point
address. That point address is traceable to the Z2PNT segment
of the nodelist. There his full name is broadcast in all its
 But even your name isn't consistent across other FTNs:
It's Dan Clough for:
Palantir BBS, Pensacola FL USA 1:123/115
Palantir BBS, Pensacola USA 21:2/138
Palantir BBS, Pensacola USA 77:1/114
But it's Daniel Clough for:
Palantir BBS, Cantonment FL 618:250/24
So, I say give Oli a break and be rest assured that Oli =
Oliver, and we can live with Dan = Daniel. ;)
../|ug = /|ugust
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