Has anyone done looked at the statistical correlation between a person's reputation and their use of their actual name on SO vs. use of a "handle" or nickname? I sometimes see users with obvious "developer" nicknames, but rarely (never?) do they seem to be high reputation users. A quick scan of the first few pages of users on SO shows that the vast majority use their name or part of their name for their SO identity.
It made me curious if there is some statistical correlation between the use of an actual name and a person's reputation. Not curious enough, mind you, to do calculate it myself, just curious enough to see if anyone else had already looked at the data.
Yes. I'm a bit of a statistics nerd.