I am a moderator and contributor of the portal forums. Recently I received an email from a community member with a portal implementation related question. My standard reply to these requests is to say that I don’t answer questions directly, and they should post a message in the forum.
The next day the question appeared.
Somewhat strangely the name of person posting the question was not the same as that on the email. This sometimes happens in forums. People pick a nom de plume (what an old fashioned term when we don’t use pens anymore!) but this person seemed to have changed their entire identity.
The name had gone from one of distinctly Indian origin to one almost completely Anglo Saxon – not John Smith, but close.
This led me to wonder whether there is some suggestion that the only way some people think they will get accepted in this community is to adopt a Western name. I’d like to think this is not necessary, but maybe as a WASP (OK, not strictly P, but you get the drift) I’m immune from this consideration.