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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Minnesota
2010-05-28, 11:17

Originally Posted by Wrao View Post
It took me a while to learn this one, but I think one of the best is to not use the same(or even necessarily similar) username for everything you do online. Only takes one instance for your real name to be tied to your username for your username to effectively become useless at anonymizing you. The other best one, be named Brad Smith.
This is good advice. I have a pretty uncommon name so I'm probably really easy to find, but I only use my real name on a few sites. Anything where I'm less comfortable using my real name, I use a different pseudonym. Preferably one I've never used anywhere else and that is totally different from anything else I use.