Posted by May 20:
Scatta, while I understand why you'd like first names, I just can't. I think I can count on one hand all the people on the board who actually know my first name, a few more than that know what city I live in. If it were just me I was looking out for, I'd probably be a bit more open, but I have kids, so I'm more reserved than the average bear about stuff that could potentially identify them. I hope you understand.
Of course I do, I built it into the question.
I just don't consider first names a risk, as long as it's a reasonably common first name and no one knows exactly where I am. I do, however, respect that other people do consider it to be one. I, for one, rarely go anywhere alone. I never leave work without an escourt, so I can understand that people have to do what they have to do.