lucy24 - 10:05 pm on Jul 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
How do they know it's your real name? I am not prepared to believe they make like newspaper editors and telephone you in person to verify that your roommates know you by that name.
Maybe they don't want your real name at all. Maybe they just want users who don't realize they can make up any old name, so long as it's orthographically plausible, and say it's theirs.* There are advantages to restricting membership to people who are dim-witted, trusting, or law-abiding. Or all three.
* My real name, for example, is Zainab Yaqub. Go on. Prove that it isn't.