On 1/24/2014 2:59 AM, Dmitry Olshansky wrote:
Well it would be bold of me to claim "Dmitry" like I'm the only one on github
:)  I will consider DmitryOlshansky but it's just too long for my tastes.


Another reason to use your real name is so that your professional work becomes connected to your name - meaning that you control the google view of your name rather than someone else.

(I also recommend registering yourname.com and a twitter account in your name, for the same reason.)


P.S. In seriousness I hardly see a problem of tracking handles - one click on a
handle and you have the user profile with name/surname in big gray letters.

True, but the handles tend to leak out into other contexts, too. And since, as you say, the handles offer no anonymity anyway, what's the point?

Github does autocomplete on handles, based on who you are connected to, so I'd rarely have to type more than 2 or 3 letters of a handle anyway.

Save the handles for trolling on reddit :-)

Thanks for considering the change.

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