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)
And more, and more...
Things are complicated.