How did you choose your forum name?

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27/08/2012 at 08:58

I used to call myself Elli when I was a kid. I was born and raised near the arctic circle. The reason I'm not Elli from the north is because I like the statue in Newcastle (Angel of the north). I wish I was the statue. I'd like to have wings to spread. But I don't. I'm just Elli. And I dream. 

gingerfurball    pirate
27/08/2012 at 09:19

I have red curly hair

I'm like TP in that I get called GFB more now and I really like it.

28/08/2012 at 10:03

I do Vicary stuff and give bread and wine to the heathen masses.

Blue Saxo, sounds a bit like a cheap drink teenagers would like

28/08/2012 at 10:17

Interesting car theme they all sound like mediocre super heroes 

"I am The Grey Cortina here to fight crime and not start in damp"

28/08/2012 at 10:31
Forum name was an existing nickname given to me by the rowers I coxed - meaning the little one with all the power.

First car name would be Yellow Imp
28/08/2012 at 12:38

Legend became a nickname due to an 'incident' a few years ago - nothing that exciting, but as the quiet one of the group, I think it suprised the others and one of them called me legend and it stuck for a while. It was shortened to leg by some other mates, and now very rarely used apart from by the people who were there that night! The 777 at the end is just because forum name legend is often taken so I just stick that on the end!? I think it has some religious meaning but that's not why I chose 777 and I wasn't born in July '77 either. 

Edited: 28/08/2012 at 12:39
28/08/2012 at 14:37

errrm! my name

29/08/2012 at 11:54

I'm Scottish and like beer

BBBBUUUUURRRRPPPP !!!!

 

29/08/2012 at 23:11

my first name means beauty bestowed by fairies at birth, a boyfriend (now an ex) said I was more like a fairy bleedin' elephant. 

 

yellowbedfordvan

30/08/2012 at 09:14

You should all try using your real name for a day or so and see how it feels and whether you could actually continue to manifest yourself that way.

Hardly anyone knows who anyone else is here, beyond a central core of people, because of all these silly names. I think that is a pity.

One thing  I admire Facebook for is getting people to use their real names and real photos. Be yourself if you can.

30/08/2012 at 09:25
You can have a Facebook page in that of your forum nickname
30/08/2012 at 13:27

???? ?????? ????

I wonder if that'll come out properly when I press the button...

[As for real names, I'll keep those for my friends.  They know who I am.]

EDIT: Nope, it didn't come out properly.  I'll have to go off and find an image to explain myself.

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/343542/gallery/because_i_run_-_h.jpg?width=350

 That worked!  Anyway, that's why "Ratzer"
(Kee anee ratz - because I run) 

Edited: 30/08/2012 at 13:45
30/08/2012 at 13:38
Colin McLaughlin wrote (see)

You should all try using your real name for a day or so and see how it feels and whether you could actually continue to manifest yourself that way.

Hardly anyone knows who anyone else is here, beyond a central core of people, because of all these silly names. I think that is a pity.

One thing  I admire Facebook for is getting people to use their real names and real photos. Be yourself if you can.

Colin I'm all for "being yourself" on here, but it's still the internet and I don't want the whole world to know exactly who I am and where I live and run, what my family are up to or any of the other things I might post on here.  Every now and again a proper Troll will pop up to reinforce that view.

 


 

30/08/2012 at 14:16

Yes but you can use your real name but don't reveal, about yourself, what you aren't happy for the world to know. I think the practice of sites getting people to hide behind false names is silly and misguided. No one gets to know who anyone is. I may know a Mr Puffy, but you aren't a person to me. You are just a pseudonym from which noises emanate.

Edited: 30/08/2012 at 14:19
30/08/2012 at 14:29

Choosing your own name for yourself says much more about a person than using a name which came about through accident of birth or someone else's choice a long time ago.

Couple of years ago someone at work talked to me about posts I made on this website. That was really creepy, and I stopped posting for a while.

My forum name are my initials, and the 1 was added to distiguish me from another bos who used to post.

30/08/2012 at 14:29
Colin McLaughlin wrote (see)

Yes but you can use your real name but don't reveal, about yourself, what you aren't happy for the world to know. I think the practice of sites getting people to hide behind false names is silly and misguided. No one gets to know who anyone is. I may know a Mr Puffy, but you aren't a person to me. You are just a pseudonym from which noises emanate.

All very well if you don't have a unique name. I have only come across one other person with the same name as me and he's my nephew.

IKFY is as random a selection of letters as anything else.

 

Car name would be rustycavalier

30/08/2012 at 14:36

Two more posters you  don't even know if they're M or F. Really useful.

Edited: 30/08/2012 at 14:40
30/08/2012 at 14:36

My nick name followed by where i live.

And i consider myseld incognito (bad spell)

There is 3 more barneys i no of living in the same town as me AND Wales... which part?  Oz, South Wales, North Wales?  South?  right, Cardiff, Newport?

30/08/2012 at 14:43
Colin McLaughlin wrote (see)

Yes but you can use your real name but don't reveal, about yourself, what you aren't happy for the world to know. I think the practice of sites getting people to hide behind false names is silly and misguided. No one gets to know who anyone is. I may know a Mr Puffy, but you aren't a person to me. You are just a pseudonym from which noises emanate.

You can just as easily hide behind a real name as a false one on here and other similar sites.  If you don't reveal yourself, then what is the difference.  What are you trying to get people to achieve by using real names, if they can still be whomever they like behind the moniker?  A moniker from which type emanates.

I don't have a unique name.  I can bet there would be another forty people on the forum with the same name.  Where would that get the reader?  "Which one of these non-unique-named-people is emanating these noises?"

Just because you have a real looking name, doesn't mean I assume it is real.  Just like 10 year old budding identity thieves on arsebook and twatter, I could pretend I'm you or anyone else just for kicks.

I think someone else had blue escort.  So I'll go for BlueEscort MkII.

30/08/2012 at 14:47

You can usually tell M or F from context, unless you missed out on some important parenting.

And why should it matter if a poster is M or F? Perhaps more people should not use 'real names' precisely because people behave differently to an M-poster than they do to an F-poster.

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