A Real Name attribution is a signature based on the name entered by the author as the cardholder name on his or her credit card, i.e. the author represents this name as his/her identity in the "real world." An author willing to sign his or her real-world name on content posted on MC Press Bookstore is essentially saying "With my real-world identity, I stand by what I have written here."
A Real Name attribution establishes credibility much as reputations built over time in the MC Press Bookstore community, and just as high-reputation authors and their works receive badges, authors who use a Real Name attribution receive badges.
In general, we believe that a community in which people use their Real Name attributions will ultimately have higher quality content, since an author willing to sign his or her real-world name on a piece of content is essentially saying "With my real-world identity, I stand by what I have written here."
Your reputation is based on the Community's assessment of your activity (e.g. content you have authored) at MC Press Bookstore. Positive votes on your content will improve your reputation.
Your Real Name attribution will be displayed next to any review that you write. It will also be displayed in your Profile associated with your account and with other content you submit, like customer images. When you select a Real Name attribution, we will update your existing reviews with your Real Name attribution.
Real Name attribution options are generated by MC Press Bookstore based on the cardholder names entered for credit cards you have registered with us. If you do not have a credit card on file with MC Press Bookstore, we cannot grant a Real Name attribution to you.
If you do not want to use the Real Name attribution options we provided, you may choose to create a Pen Name attribution.
No. You can use a Pen Name attribution instead.
The use of a Real Name attribution is just one input into a function that much more strongly weights "helpful" votes when votes are available. A top-ranked reviewer who writes great reviews and chooses not to use a Real Name attribution will still be a top-ranked reviewer.
All your reviews must be signed with either your Real Name attribution or your Pen Name attribution.
You can change the name used to sign your content at any time. When you make your selection, we'll change your signature on all of your content (past and future).
To edit the name associated with your content, please visit the Create/Edit your Pen/Real Name™ page from Your Account and follow the instructions on the page.
Your cardholder name is automatically capitalized by MC Press Bookstore. If you would like to use a name with different capitalization than the options we generated, you may create a Pen Name attribution.
Your Real Name attribution, Pen Name, and personalized signature are not guaranteed to be unique.