I'm sorry, guys, but I just don't buy your excuses and objections. If I can use my full name, so can you. Most of you have nothing to fear from this at all. I use my real name. As a result of crossing swords with some of the people in our "community", I've had attempts to cause me trouble with security agencies in the US and the UK, with my employers, with clients and so on. There have been abusive calls to the house. My wife has been targeted. The most recent manifestation of this is a thread on another website, now radically edited since the libel potential was pointed out, alleging me to be a member of Stormfront. It's rather childish stuff, which is why I don't intend to do anything about it. However, it is amusing to see one of the thread's prime movers here, pontificating away merrily whilst spamming me through this website's PM system.
That's the problem with the internet. You never know with whom you are really dealing. You could be dealing with a longterm inmate in a hospital for the criminally insane, for all you know. Some of them have access to the internet. It's a shame that Jason Pipes doesn't want to implement the credit card registration system. It would certainly weed out a lot of deadbeats and dingbats. Mind you, as one wag pointed out, the active membership would probably drop to around two-hundred! Then some academic could pen a thesis about how being obsessed with Nazism is bad for one's bank balance, citing the plunge from 6,000-plus to just 200 in the case of this website once the sub-sub-prime losers were weeded out and sent off for an early shower. And then we could have loads of furious threads about rich celebs who - allegedly - collect Nazi gear: Spielberg, Hanks, Eastwood, Jagger et al. Oh...no...they wouldn't be furious and impassioned anymore because all the Bolshies and trolls would have been excluded because they refused to give their real names and addresses, fearing that some of us might come round and kill them. Or something like that.
I still think you should stop being "girly men", to quote Arnie, and use your real names. After all, what have you got to lose? Your teeth?