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>I strongly dislike realname policies in this day and time where a single remark can cost you your job.

Can it though? Because I see some vile comments made by people who appear to be using their real name, photo, location information on their profile.

Can doesn't mean "necessarily will". It depends on how much attention the comment attracts a lot of times, even more than on its content. Things that anyone could say in anger on a bad day or as dark joke can come back to haunt you if they happen to raise a media circus. Yet, advocating genocide can have no effect in your career if it goes broadly unnoticed. That's part of the problem.

PyCon. Two decelopers on the floor lost their job because they were overhead by someone who posted it to twitter.

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