I'm noticing some interesting disparities in who has a "verified name" badge on Google and who doesn't. I have a potential working theory, and I'm wondering who in the fannish community has them and who doesn't. (Rob Balder has one, for example, but as I write this, Mary Ellen Wessels doesn't). Right now I don't have enough data points, but I'm definitely open to comments, suggestions, theories, etc. Would love to see what you have to say about it.