Re: [IxDA] Display a nickname or a surname and a name
27 May 2010 - 10:30am
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 7:35 AM, Patrice PENA wrote:
> imagine a user with a nickname. The same user
> has a public page on a website to
> display some information about him. Is it necessary to display his name
> and his surname on this page ? Shall we only display the nickname ?
That's impossible to answer without knowing the context.
Does the user have an expectation of anonymity concerning her/his
If not, is there value to others provided by revealing that name? Why
might it be undesirable to reveal it?
How will other users view/use the site/application in each case, and
which is the preferred behavior?
Is there a use case for allowing the user to choose whether or not to
reveal her/his name? Again, how will other users react if only some
profiles have "real" names attached?
How "real" are the "real" names? What is the degree of certainty that
a profile is legitimately who it claims to be? How important is that?