Which will have the effect of booting all the 13-year-olds off the forums. That's a silver lining at least.
I think there'd be a lot of merit applying it to just the feedback-oriented forums, or even creating a tiered system where some forums are Real-ID and some are not, but Blues only pay attention to the Real-ID ones.
Someone on another site suggested that the real loser here is Realm Forums, which could dry up as a result.
Idiot 13-year-olds, yes. They _should_ be booted. But if a 13 year old wanted to ask a question about a talent spec, or PvP technique, or even to post that they are making available X ultra-rare recipe for Y fee, shouldn't the forums be the appropriate place for such things?
But consider the danger - All a child has to do is click a box in order to get their parent's "permission" to post. They are then stalker-bait or rage-bait in an arena that is much harder than facebook to supervise.
I have a very unique name and so obviously I will not be using anything that exposes it to the public, especially regarding something like WoW which is still, in many ways, stigmatized by people in my profession. But a child doesn't know what privacy they are throwing away by clicking the "Mommy said yes" button.
I see an injunction in their future. <waves hands around crystal ball>