Why TVWBB Uses Real Names

When you register, your username must include a version of your real first/last name. Forum username is your introduction to fellow forum members. It's your "Hello, My Name Is" name tag, just like you would wear at a backyard BBQ party. It should be easy for others to read and understand.

For example, if your name is Thomas Alva Edison, good usernames include Thomas Edison, T Edison, TA Edison, Thomas E, Thomas A.E., Tom E, etc.

  • If during registration the forum software says that your preferred username is already in use, please add a city or state after your real name to differentiate it, e.g. "T Edison NJ". Do not use area code or ZIP code in place of city or state.
  • If you would like to include a nickname or handle as part of your username, add it after your real name, e,g. "T Edison - BBQInventor".
  • Username should not be initials only or last name only, e.g. "TAE" or "Edison". As a general rule, username should not include numbers.
  • Business names and competition team names are not allowed as part of your username. We want to avoid having the username field become a form of advertising or promotion. However, you are welcome to add this information to your profile.

Why have we used real names for all these years? Because when we use real names, posts are more friendly, more personal, and the replies you receive are more helpful. Real names help TVWBB stand out from other barbecue forums and it's one of the reasons for our success and longevity.

We reserve the right to modify your username at the time of registration for clarity and compliance with our real name policy.

If you're concerned about privacy, don't hesitate to contact us so we can discuss a username that satisfies both of us.

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