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Working through pen name rather than real name

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John M Member Since: Dec 17, 2010
*removed by admin* everyone, I am working on Odesk through a pen name rather than my real name it means my account is not by my own name so does it matter while we get paid or at any stage of working. Regards,
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Barbara W Member Since: Nov 16, 2007
I am so glad you asked this question. Yes, it does matter. To comply with the oDesk Policy 2.3: Identity Policy, all oDesk users must use their real, verifiable names. Pens names are not allowed, so please edit your User Settings page to reflect your real name (the name on all your official documentation, such as passport and/or driver's license).
"Everybody is talented, original, and has something important to say." - Brenda Ueland
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Kyle M Member Since: Jun 13, 2014
Why must we DISPLAY our real names? I'd love to use my work here to build a network and community and include my own personal websites and other works which have ALL been written under a pen name that has its own identity and brand. Why can't we file, privately, our identities for compliance with Policy 2.3 and banking regulations and work under our pen names? It's as simple as adding a field to the profile page: "Display Name."
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