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Kairyu
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Message 1 of 26 (657907)
04-01-2012 3:26 AM


I'm terrible at internet naming, so I usually stick with initials + random birthday related numbers. But to be honest, it's kind of boring when you stay somewhere, and I saw in the CP you can make a new visible name(If I'm correct). So, has anybody got any suggestions or tips?I don't care that much, but still.. why not ask?

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Shield
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Message 2 of 26 (657909)
04-01-2012 3:41 AM


How about Ol' Dirty Bingocaller?

  
dwise1
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Message 3 of 26 (657912)
04-01-2012 4:11 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Kairyu
04-01-2012 3:26 AM


Yeah, it can be problematic at times.
For example, my own, "DWise1", has drawn more than its share of flak, even though its origin is completely mundane. Would you believe that when I emailed Kent Hovind about his totally bogus solar-mass-loss claim, he twice tried to pick a fight with me over my DWise1 email name?
Here's the mundane story. On most companies' computer systems, you are given a username which is usually your first-name initial prepended to your last name, or at least to a set number of letters of your last name. This gave rise to a joke in one classic (meaning very old, from several years ago) Dilbert cartoon in which that perennial trouble-maker, Brenda Utthead, kept on trying to get her username changed. OK, so at Hughes Aircraft in the 1980's my username was dwise. We were also starting to use the new first-generation MacIntosh computers and laser printers; we really liked the Paint program with which we were able to combine graphics and text -- hey, this was 1985, after all! And our Macs were all diskette-based, which was way cool to us, because the different-colored 3.5-in floppies looked so much like the data cartridges on Star Trek:TOS ("The Original Show"). So I had my system diskette and my data diskette, and I labelled my data diskette with my username on the company's VAX-11 minicomputer, dwise. But then when my data files outgrew my one data floppy, I had to create a second data floppy, dwise2. So I renamed my first data floppy, dwise1. Then one day at work, a co-worker looked at my dwise1 floppy and started laughing. It had never occurred to me before.
So when I first signed onto AOL and needed to come up right there on the spot with a username, I remembered that one day at work and DWise1 was born.
So, if there's a particular message you want to convey, then keep that in mind. But whatever you do come up with, also think about how others could misconstrue it.

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Tangle
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Message 4 of 26 (657913)
04-01-2012 4:13 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Kairyu
04-01-2012 3:26 AM


Combine the name of your first pet with the name of the street you live in.
[I'm Rip Auckland, porn star]

Life, don't talk to me about life - Marvin the Paranoid Android

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Jon
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Message 5 of 26 (657964)
04-01-2012 11:06 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Kairyu
04-01-2012 3:26 AM


Choose some ancient god no one has ever heard about before.
Or take a look at my profile; you're welcome to steal any of the names on there since I'm no longer allowed to use them

Love your enemies!

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CosmicChimp
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Message 6 of 26 (657966)
04-01-2012 11:34 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Kairyu
04-01-2012 3:26 AM


You should take as nickname a short phrase, best in the imperative mood.

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Coragyps
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Message 7 of 26 (657969)
04-01-2012 12:02 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Kairyu
04-01-2012 3:26 AM


WSW247.5, obviously. That's the heading of west-southwest, and it requires almost no modification to your current handle.

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Message 8 of 26 (657972)
04-01-2012 12:58 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Jon
04-01-2012 11:06 AM


Jon writes:
Or take a look at my profile; you're welcome to steal any of the names on there since I'm no longer allowed to use them
Sure you are.
Edited by Admin, : Hmmm.

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Kairyu
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Message 9 of 26 (657977)
04-01-2012 2:00 PM


fitting avatar: check. People familiar with gaming should figure out why I picked this one.
witty sig: pending
meaningful but yet not corny nickname: pending.

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Jon
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Message 10 of 26 (657988)
04-01-2012 4:10 PM
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04-01-2012 12:58 PM


Jon writes:
Or take a look at my profile; you're welcome to steal any of the names on there since I'm no longer allowed to use them
Sure you are.
Really!? A long time ago Moose told me he'd suspend me if I changed my name anymore...
Glad to know the ban has been lifted!

Love your enemies!

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Jon
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Message 11 of 26 (657989)
04-01-2012 4:10 PM
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04-01-2012 2:00 PM


Pending writes:
meaningful but yet not corny nickname: pending.
Pending?
I like it.

Love your enemies!

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Message 12 of 26 (658020)
04-01-2012 7:14 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Jon
04-01-2012 4:10 PM


writes:
Really!? A long time ago Moose told me he'd suspend me if I changed my name anymore...
Glad to know the ban has been lifted!
I didn't know Moose had warned you off name changes. I'd be wary of attracting the attention of the Moose.

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RAZD
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Message 13 of 26 (658036)
04-01-2012 10:28 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Kairyu
04-01-2012 2:00 PM


Hi WSW24
I like the west-south-west concept. play around a bit.
you could also play on your country: netherlad.
try several and then settle on one that works best.
Enjoy.

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anglagard
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Message 14 of 26 (658051)
04-02-2012 4:35 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Kairyu
04-01-2012 3:26 AM


Suggestion
You could always adopt the name of an obscure Swedish progressive rock band that broke up in 1995.
That is of course, if it is not already taken.

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caffeine
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Message 15 of 26 (658069)
04-02-2012 6:26 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by dwise1
04-01-2012 4:11 AM


I don't get it
I remember you once mentioned problems with your username before, but I'm still no wiser as to why. What's funny about dwise1? Is there some blindingly-obvious pun that's persistently flying right over my head here?

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