It only caused issues for our favorite gang of trolls kubecki. Well, the main troll is attempting gather support from others with exposed names to take on Amazon over it, but the others do not play sock puppet and do not seem all that interested. Really that main troll's name was just another alias Amazon account, but an easily tracked one. Man she lives in a heck of a house - no doubt she is a devout Romney supporter... Sorry you missed it. I didn't click on your profile because you have not been offensive on this forum and I never considered you a sock puppet. The need to know was only in reference to sock puppet pals.
Well I wouldn't be surprised if the name shown on my account wasn't my real one anyway.
I wasn't really worried about fellow KDP members seeing my name, I was primarily concerned that if the profile was indexed for my name, professional contacts could see my posts in which I admit I write filthy erotica!
Are you saying that they showed addresses as well?!!!! Now THAT would be a huge breach of privacy!!
I also write non-fiction (see my second account, nonfictionman, NO books published under that though, that would be a terms of service breach).
If I write a technical guide telling people how to use Software Package 5.2, say Random Software Package For Stupid People, it would not be in my interests for readers to click on my name to see that I also publish Huge Big Rods 5 (made up title of course).
Seems obvious to me.
But the same would apply to J K Rowling if she decided to write a book Facebook For Dummies or something, hardly going to use her same name, it would tarnish her brand.
I understand why writers use pseudonyms. But unless you're writing as "anonymous" there usually isn't a problem with learning who owns all those pseudonyms (at least eventually). Now, if you're concerned about real life repercussions because of some of the things you write (and not because of a stupid threat on a message board) then I think then too, we need to ask ourselves why.
Vicky, my name is Mary, but my friends call me Katie. I even sign my post sometimes as Katie because that is how I am known. You know my full name because we were once friends, or so I thought. You also know I am not Stephanie Taylor, or rather Truth Hurts, as you have accused me of being. You ran an internet check on Miss Taylor and say she lives in Alabama which you know, because of our prior relationship, is where I live. You also know I am married and have children, which you also claim Miss Taylor has, so she must be me. We both live in Alabama, are married, and have children so we must be one in the same.
I have reported your accusations and ugly attacks on me and poor Miss Taylor to Amazon, and they are currently looking into it. I gave them Truth Hurt's information and asked them to also look into it to verify that I am, in fact, not him. Yet, with all that being repeatedly said on this forum, you insist on continuing your assault on my character by claiming I have multiple accounts, which we all know is against the rules. Furthermore, if you believe your accusations to be true, then why haven't you taken them to Amazon instead of making a fool out of yourself here by beating a dead horse. Clearly your objective is not the truth, but rather to make the other members think I have two accounts and do bad things with them.
As for me not wanting my entire name out here, well, it used to be, along with links to my books, but then people from this forum began to put ugly tags on my books, vote down my good reviews, and leave me bad reviews. That was when I changed my profile information to my first name only and my login to my one initial K, along with the year I was born. I've nothing to hide, but at the same time, I don't want or need the harassment, and Vicky, I have witnessed some pretty harsh harassment for others here at your hands.
And that is the story. Vicky has an axe to grind with me, which started with me not agreeing with her over her desire to go after one of the members here for spamming. I wouldn't do it, and now she is after me, and if she can defame me, she will.
This the truth. You all will have to decide if you believe it.
Edited by: 19k54 on Sep 25, 2012 4:31 PM
Oh, and it is not a Romney sigh in my front yard. It is a Ron Paul poster. I have said repeatedly here I am Libertarian. You know, it takes some nerve to use Google Earth or whatever you used to spy on my house.
Edited by: 19k54 on Sep 25, 2012 4:38 PM
Below is most of the quote. Unfortunately, the part about my yard sign had been edited out.
quote It only caused issues for our favorite gang of trolls kubecki. Well, the main troll is attempting gather support from others with exposed names to take on Amazon over it, but the others do not play sock puppet and do not seem all that interested. Really that main troll's name was just another alias Amazon account, but an easily tracked one. Man she lives in a heck of a house - no doubt she is a devout Romney supporter... Sorry you missed it. I didn't click on your profile because you have not been offensive on this forum and I never considered you a sock puppet. The need to know was only in reference to sock puppet pals. [/quote]