On Thursday, 9 February 2017 at 08:02:23 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:


I do not understand using pseudonyms on github. It can hardly be a privacy issue, as github doesn't hide your name. But it definitely impedes your "brand", i.e. your reputation, as it becomes divided in two. Github does not provide a "reverse phone book" where I can search for a PR under your name, nor does it provide any sort of cross reference. Searching (via github) the dmd repository for your name turns up nothing.


One of the reasons could be simply because one is known under a nickname on a bunch of other resources where he posts to, and that now working for the reputation too - because posting something with other name could get you banned or just people looking with suspicious for any code and links posted.

Now, since we on D forum and that "other" world reputation doesn't matter here or any other reasons, some will prefer just using "real" name.

Some people also avoid using their work-associated emails with personal/fan projects. Because of same thing with reputation/proffesionalism/etc., (unnecesary questions from employer too? just a guess, whatever)

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