Open source too
+300 mods points!
they want to be able to make you to sit down and shut the fuck up, and also make it painful enough that you won't DARE do it again.
I agree 100%. It would just get sticky with voters because a) to quote George Carlin on the law of averages: "Think of how dumb the average person is, then realize that half of all people are even dumber than that!!" and b) they will sling it as protecting children and fighting hate-speech. I'm not saying protecting kids or fighting hate-speech is bad; it's just stupid how few people would realize it wouldn't do either of those (it might make protecting kids harder actually) and as you say just give them the ammo they need to try to shut you, the free-speaker, up.
To me it's more about privacy. I do of course understand the desire to prevent serious hate-speech (the only true enemy to free speech in my opinion, not counting these politician douchebags) but having everyone use their real name won't prevent it... best-case you get fake names and still have to delete the hate-speech manually. I think the only way is to let people voice their opinion, privately (anonymously in this case I mean) and ban by IP if necessary. Even that's not all that fool-proof, but as someone above said, how do they think they can enforce this?? Short of selling out every bit of privacy left (which would lead to worse problems related to predators and stalkers as far as I can see) you will only end up hurting those who bothered to use their real name.