Two identities

bonsai barry

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A few weeks ago I posted here and also made the same post on Facebook. A Bonsainut member here asked why I had two identities, one on Facebook and one on BonsaiNut. I thought it careless of this member to post my name here, when it would seem obvious I that I rather not use my real name. I let a few weeks pass before I responded.

I follow the policy on Facebook is to use my real name and identity. When I post in the bonsai sections there under my real name, any friends, and sometimes even "friends of friends"in my locality can see my name and the trees that I own. ON bonsainut, I also try to keep my name and locality vague.

My Facebook post may end up on a the newfeed "facebook friend" or aquaintnace, allowing local people to see my trees some, (way too few), might be considered valuable and invite theft. So I am careful what I post on Faceboook and try not to advertise my trees to nonbonsai kind of people. I hope to limit my exposure to potential theft. That is why I use two identities.
 

barrosinc

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I don't really mind... but, I think it is wierd to use a fake given name... If my name is Max call myself Carl on this site and Max over there, my guess is it just takes time to get used to it.
 

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You are a stand up guy and a valuable member here. I don't care why you do it. It's your business. The world would be a better place if everybody kept their nose in their own...
 

barrosinc

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You are a stand up guy and a valuable member here. I don't care why you do it. It's your business. The world would be a better place if everybody kept their nose in their own...
True that.

Do some people call you barry?
 

M. Frary

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My name is really Irving.
Not really.
To me you will always be Barry. Bonsai Barry that is.
 

M. Frary

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Besides 2 identities is better than 2 personalities.
 
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