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Wondered some of that myself
Most of the odd/unique/creative/adhoc/just plain obnoxious/etc. names seem to appear in the help forums and not SE. Mine is my real name. I never use aliases anymore. I see no reason to be anonymous if one wants to be believable
Good to know - that will
help us find you on Saturday morning.
Lots of dog walkers in the AM. They come from the neigborhood and some nearby apartments and condos. Some of them thar hounds are big 'uns that eat hearty so watch your step.;)
(NT) Why do you think we carry the bags? :-)
Thanks so much
I'll make sure to leave them there for you instead of bagging them myself.:)
In good company
"Wondered some of that myself"
Whew! Well then, I'm just glad to see that mine was not the ONLY enquirin' mind that wanted to know.
So lemme ask ya then......how come ya just never asked? Or is it that *I'm* the only nosey one (not to mention bein' bold, brash and brutally honest as all hell, too...but we won't even go there right now!) outta the whole darn bunch?
I reckon so!
Well, when ya' use your real name
and give clues to about where you are located ya' might just think twice about giving anyone reason to look ya' up unless you're big and burly or can outrun a cheetah! But I have wondered where some of the names come from in the help forums. I spend plenty of time there and some of the names are ''doozies'' (as my granny would have said). But in the help forums, the names are wild and the conversations tend to be tame. In SE, it's the reverse. Enjoy.:)
Same as Steven.
Plus, computers that think my name is "Dr. Pruner" put me on some pretty neat mailing lists.
(NT) Going to change my ID to 666-N
Understand the triple six, but
not the "N". I wouldn't think to associate it to this site http://www.the-n.com/
(NT) Evil-n ;-)
That reminds me......
"Going to change my ID to 666-N"
.........I've gotta great black t-shirt that says:
I'm only half evil
I LOVE the looks I get when I'm wearin' that lil' sucker. I've gotta ton of rude 'n crude t's...and they're all so very appropriate for the "real me".
Just thought I'd throw that in....just for GP.
Change it to whatever you'd like, Evie:
I remember the last time you changed your name - after I got you and Ruth Harris confused.
I'll think ''Evie the blonde from Connecticut'' anyway...
like the others who have answered so far, I use my real name. Unlike some of them, though, if you were to google me to try to find me, you'll need to wade through an awful lot of unsavory listings for other things before you find anything about me...
As for where my name came from, dunno, never asked my mother why she picked that one, inasmuch as it isn't something I can do much about, at least not without a whole bunch of hassles in a whole bunch of places so it just isn't worth changing.
"if you were to google me to try to find me, you'll need to wade through an awful lot of unsavory listings for other things"
Ya certainly said a mouthful THERE! I can just imagine what would pop up in Google's "unsavory" dept.....especially if ya flip the name from back to front. Ya'd get porn GALORE!
(NT) At least you're not Steven Weed's brother ;-)
if I were the son (or brother) of Howard Head, the inventor of the metal ski and for whom Head Skis was named (now a full-range sporting goods company with Head tennis racquets and all sorts of other things too...) I might be Di... well maybe we shouldn't go there...
Just my real name.
I reckon I think that if I have something to say that is worth anything, I don't need to hide behind an alias.
However, I do understand some of their "real" names are already in use by their ISPs and CNet so they use all or part of that as their log-in ID.
But that should not preclude a person from giving us a name here at the end of his/her post by which to call them when we reply.
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Real v. Fake
''I reckon I think that if I have something to say that is worth anything, I don't need to hide behind an alias.''
Point well taken. But also, I know that a lotta folk like to play it real safe and are overly paranoid about usin' anything even remotely close to their real name while online.
Me? I don't give a hoot when it comes to playin' it safe, and paranoia is nowhere in my vocabulary. If someone REALLY wants to come find and/or stalk me, it can't be THAT hard to locate the "real" me (or anyone else for that matter), no matter WHAT name I may use so, so be it. But believe me, I'm MORE than ready for that occasion. 'Nuff said about THAT.
MDJ has been my nickname for the longest time now and besides....I've gotta have a name that lives up to my bad-*** biker image ya know!
Good points, MDJ!
Before I found this community, I participated in a few non-moderated newsgroups in which one might say, "Anything goes!" From what I read there, I would have seriously considered using an alias!
It is amazing how anonymity brings out the worse in some people!
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To be fair ...
... there's a HUGE difference between using a nickname/ID for basic security or whatever personal preference, and MPD. I participate on another forum where only 2 or three use full real names, the rest are a combo of nicknames and first names. Everyone seems to "know" who everyone else is regardless of the "real name". It's the jerks that sign up with different names so they can flame out ID's and come back with the "good guy" one that ruin things.
Was that you I saw this summer?
I think KIMMR is kind of cute, but I don't think I'ld tell her that.
My name is too common. Early on I had to come up with a unique user name on, as I recall, Yahoo. I tried a combination of family names, but even those were taken. I then used spelling that sounds the same and arrived at Kiddpeat. Note that Kidd has two 'd's. Like Captain Kidd, it is a family name. The same applies to Peat (Pete). That's my standard name whereever I go, so I don't get confused about names.
So far, not a big response to your specific question
"...how each of ya thought of yer profile/log in name, and/or what its significance/meanin' is?" except for some 'real names'. I learned what the origin meaning of the username 'dirtyrich' was by asking.
It used to be when Speakeasy, Computer Help, Computer Newbies and others of these forums was under ZDNet it was a requirement that everyone use their "real" names. Anyone posting with a name that didn't seem real was highly admonished. I had always thought that was ridiculous as anyone with any kind of tubing in their head could still make up a real sounding name to not reveal their real name. Anyway when CNet purchased ZDNet and they along with the MSN disbanded their forums and joined the ZDNet forums, ZDNet had to change their requirements for "real" names to include "Usernames" that were in common use at CNet and MSN forums. Their were some grumbling with the ZDNet forum people who did use their own real names. Course Moderators did use their real names back then to be a 'Paid' Mod or 'Unpaid' Asst Mod.
Forum Trivia Lesson #1
I find the information below to be remarkably informative 'n highly enlightenin', Mr. Robie...so I thank ya kindly for that lil' tidbit.
"when CNet purchased ZDNet and they along with the MSN disbanded their forums and joined the ZDNet forums, ZDNet had to change their requirements for "real" names to include "Usernames" that were in common use at CNet and MSN forums."
And heretofore, ladies 'n gentlemen, is the jist of our very first forum trivia lesson...on which y'all will be tested at a later date.
So, get crackin' now....and start studyin'!
Still grumblin' 'bout it.
Anyway when CNet purchased ZDNet and they along with the MSN disbanded their forums and joined the ZDNet forums, ZDNet had to change their requirements for "real" names to include "Usernames" that were in common use at CNet and MSN forums. Their were some grumbling with the ZDNet forum people who did use their own real names.
We didn't have near the problems with trolls back in the ZDNet days. Once people were allowed to use all kinds of usernames we started having problems with obvious multipersonality trolls. I still like the old rules.
C1ay = Clay, my real name....
They were not called Trolls back then, but
they were there. Remember the ones that were banned or their posts pulled and they came back with overloading the systems late at night causing management to hire the Asst Mods to Red M paid Mods because at that time only a paid Mod could remove the overloaded posts.
Hey, all a person needed back then was a real sounding name, so what is the difference.
And then there was that young fellow who was extremely intelligent and well versed in Linux, who kept coming back even with different names, finally the forums Manager at that time had to give extreme warnings to him bordering on criminal trespass.
They were there.....
but not to the extent we've seen here. You are right about the real sounding names though, we had the same issues with some members at ZDU.
C1ay = Clay, my real name...."
Glad ya cleared THAT one up for me. When I first quickly looked at it, I thought it read "C I ay".
See my profile. My full name is there as it has been since the ZDNet days. I shortened it to my nickname, Clay, when we move to CNet and I started spelling it C1ay a while back just to make it easier to find me on the web, not to hide. C1ay is my name at numerous sites. By the way, Google Earth will help you find my terra location as well from the coordinates in my profile.
From Clay to C1ay was once
thought evidence of nefariousness, remember?
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