I ended my last blog with "The masses are speaking. Let's find out if anybody at Blizzard is listening." It turns out that they were.
Nethaera announced this morning that Blizzard has decided NOT to require real names on the official forums.
I tip my cap to all who campaigned against Blizzard Entertainment's announcement. Your voices were heard and you won one for the little guys.
And a nod of respect also goes out to Blizzard for making the tough/correct choice to reverse their original decision.
Here's to hoping awareness has been raised to just how much of your personal information can be found on the web. And let's keep our fingers crossed that the changes Blizzard is moving forward with will bring about a decrease in trolling/flaming on the offical forums.