Hi, For a while now, we've required that Launchpad beta team members use their real names. As of today, you can join the beta team whether or not you use your real name as your Launchpad display name. Instead, we'd like to encourage you to use your real name but it's up to you. Although most people joining the beta team have been happy to use their real name, you'll probably have seen discussions on this list where people have given good reasons for not wanting to use their real names. The last thing we want to do is discourage you from helping us beta test new features! I'd like to explain, though, why we prefer people to use real names. We really value the feedback you give us when you beta test a new feature. One reason for preferring real names is that we feel a real name shows a greater readiness to take the beta team seriously. However, we know that this doesn't hold for everyone: for example, many people have a strong reputation built around a pseudonym. So, if you've held off joining the beta team because you didn't want to use your real name, please go ahead and join! -- Matthew Revell - Launchpad and Bazaar rock! Join us in #launchpad and #bzr on irc.freenode.net
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