Wow! I just commented on OzPol's version of this.
It is nothing to do with security and all to do with privacy. If I want people to know who I am on a Forum, I'd register in my own name.While I don't care to be doxxed, I'm an open book and have nothing to hide. My remoteness helps me also. As long as I don't lie or make threats, I'm not too worried about it. I think I share what I do because I want people to see where I come from and why I think the way I do. I'll be moving by the end of the year anyway and I'm armed to the teeth and on the other side of the planet, so physical security isn't an issue either.
You Australians are kind of nutty with all of this doxxing stuff, and I mean on all Australian forums I've been on.
And that's part of the nuttiness I was referring to. I don't understand why somebody would want to dox somebody. I don't think doxxing is right and I know we have families to protect. I just don't seem to hear doxxing being threatened or discussed on American forums. Maybe our information is more secure here or our laws punish doxxing more. Maybe our self defense laws deter a lot of the doxxing and personal threats. Whatever the case, I'm glad that I am not in a vulnerable place and have to worry about it. I am very honest and so I can't be exposed as a fraud or hypocrite. My kids have grown and I'm about to be single. From a practical standpoint all we can do on any forum is ban any doxxers, unless they break local laws. Then you can send the authorities after them.It is nothing to do with security and all to do with privacy. If I want people to know who I am on a Forum, I'd register in my own name.
I was the victim of the most notorious bit of doxxing seen on any Aussie Forum. Done by Neferti and I believe you are familiar with her.
She not only breached my privacy, she went on to dox Members of my immediate Family. Yes, we do get a tad antsy when things get to that stage.