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 Post subject: Bumper-sticker-like protest against Real ID on the fourms
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:59 am 
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I had an idea that I put into action on my own blog, and I thought I'd share it here in case anyone wants to do the same. For those who don't know, Blizzard announced recently that, around the time Cataclysm launches, we will no longer be allowed to post on the official forums using our character's name; we will need to do so with our own full name. (source) I am against this change, and I was inspired by a bumper sticker one of my old teachers had to put a text box on the top of my blog simply stating, "Another blogger against the forced use of Real ID on the official forums". Just putting this out there in case anyone else who objects to this change wants to do someone similar. If a lot of us do it, it could send quite a message.

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper-sticker-like protest against Real ID on the fourms
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:00 am 
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I actually think we're getting the message across. One of the blues (can't find the right post atm) mentioned that they're looking at the entire community, not just the forums, for feedback on this. They're getting a "vibe" from the playerbase through more than one source, and I would think that the MASSIVE influx of blog posts against the change is getting their attention more than a banner or text box would.

An article picking apart everything they're doing wrong > banner image, unless it's very witty.

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper-sticker-like protest against Real ID on the fourms
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:40 pm 
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I think a troll named "John Smith" killing an internet dragon would be an awesome banner. I just put text in my sidebar:

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Murloc Parliament proudly supports Slaying Internet Dragons under the name you choose. For others' opinions on Real ID, please see the list on azeroth.me.


With appropriate links, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper-sticker-like protest against Real ID on the fourms
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:50 pm 
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Thankfully, they rescinded the changes, so this is now a moot point. (source)

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