When you register for the message board you are asked to provide your genuine first and last name. You must also provide a genuine e-mail address without which your membership cannot be processed.
Why must I give my full name?
Because we like to know who we are really talking to! We feel that this promotes honesty and credibility between members and within discussions especially since many of our members like to meet up from time to time.
The house in Long Island City is not connected with anyone who survived or died on the Titanic. It is collection of an idiosyncratic individual nicknamed "Titanic Joe" & the exterior displays photographs & other memorabilia of the disaster.