I’ve never been much of a fan of the common wiki philosophy of registering under your RealName (I think it’s common to many wikis, not just CraoWiki). But I forgot this argument:
Besides, the use of a RealName forces to a certain responsabilization regarding the contents you add to the WiKi, and entices to adopt online behaviors close to RealLife.
True that the supposed anonymity of Internet has long been causing a frightening drift in behaviors. Imagine if it permeated real life, and people started walking around wearing black hoods so they could insult everyone in the street without retort. (That’s the first step; the second is when everybody walks around with a baseball bat.)
While I’m there, I’ll steal the post scriptum verbatim, because it’s relevant:
P.S. Not far from the topic, I like Damelon’s article, Anonymously yours… :My journal isn’t about exercising your right to express yourself. It is about exercising mine.