Suggest updating this Community to Require Real Names and Call Signs to post or comment.

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Very simple update this Community to Require Real Names and Call Signs to post or comment.

In cases where FRS doesn't know the person a verification process might be needed as well.


  • Reduction in Trolls
  • Better decorum

  • Ability to follow up with a poster/commenter

  • Limiting persons to one community ID

Doesn't get much simpler than this.




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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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  • terrific!

Posted 4 years ago

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Official Response
I can understand and appreciate both sides of this issue.  But we have taken a fairly open policy to the Community; we allow all opinions to be expressed, good, bad or indifferent and will not censor or moderate on one's opinions as long as they are communicated in a civil, productive and mature manner. I think we all know what good community etiquette is and should practice it.

We also do not want to erect any barriers to participate in the Community, so we have chosen to allow members to use any screen alias they choose within reason and not require last names or callsigns. Some people are very concerned about privacy and we do not want to alienate those members either.  Yes, this can result in some consternation at times where one may think a member is hiding behind an alias and that is your choice, but since it isn't a requirement in the Community, refraining from ostracizing members who chose to do so shows respect for their choice as you would want your choices respected.