Welcome to the APBWeb.
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 33
  1. #1
    Operator13's Avatar
    Operator13 is offline Just Another Voice
    Join Date
    04-12-06
    Posts
    280
    Rep Power
    1851337

    Posting with your full name

    One Forum I go to is starting a new policy on May 1st. Everyone MUST have their real name in the sig line.

    It's a Firefighters forum and now about 50-60% of the users already do.

    I do work professionaly with some of these people and they know my "Operator #" and voice on the radio but I'm leary of signing my name.

    Opinoins?

  2. #2
    kimby is offline Banned
    Join Date
    12-22-05
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    0
    Wow. Why on earth would they do that? What's the point?

  3. #3
    mainedawg's Avatar
    mainedawg is offline da dawg
    Join Date
    04-23-06
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    250
    Rep Power
    732489
    There has to be a problem with people not being who they say they are.

  4. #4
    kimby is offline Banned
    Join Date
    12-22-05
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    0
    Maybe. But I don't think I'd ever post my full name on the internet.

  5. #5
    Operator13's Avatar
    Operator13 is offline Just Another Voice
    Join Date
    04-12-06
    Posts
    280
    Rep Power
    1851337
    Quote Originally Posted by kimby
    Wow. Why on earth would they do that? What's the point?
    It's a forum for firefighters. Everyone likes to think they do things the right way and other companies do it wrong.

    There is a LOT of bashing & flaming going on, but as I said many of the members already sign their name and stand-by their remarks. The problem is not everyone has ***** to sign their name and just start trouble.

    I go to 2-3 Fire related forums and they can get pretty bad.

    My favorite thread though was a couple weeks ago. One of the county dispatchers said he thought I had a "worse attitude than him!" I took it as a compliment

    At least he posted his real name & county Operator number.

  6. #6
    kimby is offline Banned
    Join Date
    12-22-05
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Operator13
    One of the county dispatchers said he thought I had a "worse attitude than him!" I took it as a compliment
    Oh yeah. I followed that link. That was funny.

  7. #7
    Virginian's Avatar
    Virginian is offline Major
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    12-28-05
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,647
    Rep Power
    8590746
    Who verifies that it's your real name? Hi I'm Georgie Porgie.

    It's the internet, I can't imagine taking a whole lot of it seriously enough to get that bent out of shape over it.

  8. #8
    Operator13's Avatar
    Operator13 is offline Just Another Voice
    Join Date
    04-12-06
    Posts
    280
    Rep Power
    1851337
    Quote Originally Posted by kimby
    Oh yeah. I followed that link. That was funny.
    I PM'd the link to someone but only posted it one place.

    You MUST be a TOPper !!!!!!

  9. #9
    kimby is offline Banned
    Join Date
    12-22-05
    Posts
    177
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Operator13
    I PM'd the link to someone but only posted it one place.

    You MUST be a TOPper !!!!!!
    Sure. You know me, silly.

  10. #10
    BEK's Avatar
    BEK
    BEK is offline Lieutenant
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    01-02-06
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,101
    Rep Power
    3397457
    It is your option to put your name if you want to. You can try it and see if it catches on. The mods are busy with checking on the LEO's to varify and keeping an eye on the forums it would be hard to check on everyone who walked through the door


  11. #11
    Operator13's Avatar
    Operator13 is offline Just Another Voice
    Join Date
    04-12-06
    Posts
    280
    Rep Power
    1851337
    Quote Originally Posted by BEK320
    It is your option to put your name if you want to. You can try it and see if it catches on. The mods are busy with checking on the LEO's to varify and keeping an eye on the forums it would be hard to check on everyone who walked through the door
    OHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOO.

    I wouldn't post it on a LE related site. No offense but there are too many wackos out there who hate the Police or anyone associated with them.

    I just meant if you frequented a site where others were posting their names.

    I have to belive that the names are mostly real because most of them also post their staion and/or know each other in real life.

    This is PA - Otherwise known as Pennsyltucky

  12. #12
    MisterK's Avatar
    MisterK is offline Monkey Man
    Join Date
    12-14-05
    Location
    Sin City
    Posts
    445
    Rep Power
    667596
    Snowball's chance in hell of me posting my name on the web.
    Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. -
    Theodore Roosevelt

    ____________________

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

  13. #13
    Ducky's Avatar
    Ducky is offline Enforcer General
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    12-05-05
    Location
    Handbasket, enroute to somewhere hot.
    Posts
    11,108
    Rep Power
    7439165
    Wasn't there a dustup a couple of months ago about someone wanting to pass a law to the effect that people must use their real names?
    \\
    ` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
    `` ` ` ` (3--(____)
    "...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q


  14. #14
    Beans's Avatar
    Beans is offline Street Cop
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    02-01-06
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    3,319
    Rep Power
    5208309
    I don't mind telling my name to someone in a PM but no way I am posting my name on here. If that became the case, I am out of here.
    The opinions given in my posts DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are my personal opinions only, thereby releasing my agency of any liability, or involvement in anything posted under the username "Beans" on LEF.

  15. #15
    Retdetsgt's Avatar
    Retdetsgt is offline How did I get here!
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    12-07-05
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,944
    Rep Power
    7757748
    Seems kinda silly to require it on your signature line.... How many people are willing to do that?
    When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)

    "A burning desire for social justice is never a substitute for knowing what you're talking about". -Thomas Sowell-

  16. #16
    MisterK's Avatar
    MisterK is offline Monkey Man
    Join Date
    12-14-05
    Location
    Sin City
    Posts
    445
    Rep Power
    667596
    Quote Originally Posted by TattoodDucky
    Wasn't there a dustup a couple of months ago about someone wanting to pass a law to the effect that people must use their real names?

    Some politician who was called out on being a jackass on the internet...........

    Who of course promptly proved he was a jackass by proposing such a stupid law.
    Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. -
    Theodore Roosevelt

    ____________________

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

  17. #17
    FishTail Guest
    It was New Jersey, so don't act surprised.

  18. #18
    TXCharlie's Avatar
    TXCharlie is offline Former & Future Reserve Officer
    Join Date
    12-29-05
    Location
    Dallas Area
    Posts
    5,528
    Rep Power
    3224965
    That's a stupid policy that's bound to get someone fired.

    I don't mind telling a buddy my real name in private (no big secret) but anyone in Public Service never can tell when some troll or pissed-off member or lurker will lodge a complaint against you for something you said, seems to me.
    Last edited by TXCharlie; 04-28-06 at 09:44 AM.

    (\__/)
    (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
    (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.

  19. #19
    Operator13's Avatar
    Operator13 is offline Just Another Voice
    Join Date
    04-12-06
    Posts
    280
    Rep Power
    1851337
    Thanks for the replies.

    I think I'm just going to stop posting there after May 1st.

  20. #20
    StanSwitek's Avatar
    StanSwitek is offline Corporal
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Posts
    891
    Rep Power
    1143372
    I have seen numerous cops post in forums under their real names. They were polite & professional. They never lasted long. There are too many kooks out there that beefed them to their IA or the kooks just simply posted all sorts of personal information on the officers including their home addresses. if the officers were lucky, that was all that was posted. Some were not so lucky. if you know where to look, there is a tremendous amount of personal information available on people. This is all public information.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-07-07, 02:53 AM
  2. A Full Moon
    By Michelle in forum General Topics
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 12-07-06, 01:36 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-02-06, 09:50 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •