Thanks for posting the link, Lance.
Chris, here is our official response to this request:
Regarding your request to change your name on the Backpacking Light forums it is noted that in accordance to our Terms & Conditions policies (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/policies.html) by signing up for our forums you agreed to the following statement:
"If you choose to participate in our community forums, your first and last names will be associated with your post. We discourage anonymity and encourage integrity in your communications so that your identity fairly reflects your reputation for appropriate communications. "
It is possible for you as a user to visit the account section of the Web site and change your name to something else, perhaps your first and last initials but as we discourage anonymity we cannot do this for you.