(From Peter Steiner, the New Yorker).
Should GIS.SE have a badge for members using their real name? People posting with their real name might think twice about posting copyrighted material. I'd probably blame my dog though.
Update: Let me rephrase this:
Should GIS.SE have a badge for members who opt to use their real name?
Suppose I start using Google+, and make it past the Google Name Police. Then suppose I use my google OpenID to log into SE. It would be useful for SE to assume that if my name as entered in the Real Name field of my SE profile matches the real name in my google credentials, then the UI should somehow reflect that fact, with a "real name" similar to the one used by Amazon (How did they manage to trademark that !?)
To me, the Real Name badges on amazon reviews lend and air of authenticity.