Where are you & how did you get your forum name?

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Where are you right now?

Canada
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10%
United States of America
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38%
South America
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Europe
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43%
Africa
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widowmaker
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Where are you & how did you get your forum name?

Post by widowmaker » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:09 pm

When I was a kid I'd sleep over at friends' house and have pillow fights. My pillow was so hard it was described as a bag of bricks. Everyone started calling it the Widowmaker and somehow that stuck onto me.

As a 2 in 1, please do the poll!

Edit: I just realized I forgot Asia in the poll. D'oh. Are there any mods out there who can add it in? That'd be great. Thanks.
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Post by Blue_Sky » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:36 pm

A long time ago, I was signing up for a number of forums. I needed a name that was unique, not too ridiculous, and forgettable. I spend a while thinking and then looked out the window.

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Post by tehcrazybob » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:46 pm

An extremely long time ago (must be nigh on 8 years now) I started playing a browser-based online game. I named my character Bob Roberts, because the double-naming amused me. When I decided to sign up for some forum or another, I tried to find a way to modify that character name to my forum name. I ended up choosing Crazybob, and for simplicity and consistency, I've used that name on the majority of the forums I've ever signed up for.

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Post by alfhenrik » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:50 pm

Forum name is just a concatenation of my names...rather boring I know but I usually suck at coming up with witty nicknames :)
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Post by mr. poopyhead » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:12 pm

12 years ago, i stole this nickname from the bassist of a now defunct band called "furnaceface"...
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Post by neon joe » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:18 pm

alfhenrik wrote:I usually suck at coming up with witty nicknames
Me too...
... until I started dating Nea, and one of our mutual friends went home and was talking about 'Nea and Joe'.
Eventually our friend's husband asked, "Who's neon Joe?"
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Post by FartingBob » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:24 pm

I have no idea. Its my usual forum name and is easy because ive yet to see a "sorry, this name is already taken" message. My real name isnt even Bob, and i dont fart more than the regular person either.
I have no signature!

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Post by nutball » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:05 am

My forum name came from my birth certificate.

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Post by blackworx » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:19 am

I needed a name for my business and I like black, so... I use it on forums now too.

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Post by lor77 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:44 am

LOR= Land our Reathym.
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Post by fri2219 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:18 am

I chose my nickname to impress Jody Foster.

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Post by seraphyn » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:32 pm

Seraphim (from the bible) looks nice as a nick and has a nice sound to it when pronounced (imo) so i took that and altered it a little to not be like one of the 234543523456 using that particular nick already.
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Post by andyb » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:55 pm

My first name + first letter of my Surname.

I also took the naming scheme from God, but I missed the capitals (can I change that/have it changed? ).


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Post by psklenar » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:57 pm

Was assigned to me when I dialed and called into my first ever BBS in 1979 via an Atari 400 and a 110 baud acoustic coupler. First initial, last name. I've just used it ever since. <shrug>

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Post by Das_Saunamies » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:30 pm

Found this to be a nice name, rolls off the tongue. Seems to be unique as well, so I've stuck to it since the LAN parties I went to in the 90s.

Edit: typo.
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Post by mexell » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:38 am

Back in the days, I was in one of the first internet cafés in town. I went to a chatroom, because I heard that chatting is über cool (in fact, I found out quickly that it isn't). I needed a nickname, so I turned my head around and I saw an ad for maxell videotapes. Using a brand name as a nickname is pretty lame, I thought, so I just changed a letter. That nick sticks to me since the mid-90s, and I use it in every forum which I write in.
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Post by AuraAllan » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:51 am

I got my nickname in the late 90's.

A friend of mine had problems with a PC for several days.
It just wouldnt work and testing the parts separately showed that nothing was wrong with the parts.

I went to his place to help him out.
Told him to press the power button and.... it booted up !
He said it must have been my great aura that made it come alive.

And the rest of my nickname.... well you can probably guess where I got that from. :)
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Post by sjoukew » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:57 am

Firstname + First character of my second name.
It was / is unique almost everywhere, it works for me.

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Post by Trip » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:16 am

My parents and everyone else called me "Trip" as a nickname, and it's what people still call me today.

It's a common nickname in either Britain or the Southern US... I forget which.

I often go by "Frank" in some forums, which is my real first name.

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Post by spookmineer » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:51 pm

It's an anagram of my last name.

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Post by mr. poopyhead » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:38 pm

spookmineer wrote:It's an anagram of my last name.
that's awesome... we should make a game of trying to unscramble it...

is pomoneerski? :lol:
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Post by spookmineer » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:04 pm

mr. poopyhead wrote:
spookmineer wrote:It's an anagram of my last name.
that's awesome... we should make a game of trying to unscramble it...

is pomoneerski? :lol:
:wink: They tried before and didn't even get close.

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Post by sea2stars » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:40 pm

Basically what my interests entail and the stuff in between.

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Post by bonestonne » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:44 pm

:roll:

well, ages and ages ago (well, more like, 9 years ago) when i created my screenname on AIM, i pulled out a dictionary, opened to a page, and saw the word "bonestone" which actually means moron. but i decided to add a second "n" to it because it just looked better.

another nickname i have on other forums was just on a whim...10thwonderoftheworld. because being the 8th is selfish..like i want to be the next one. it just turned into 10th after a while...so that's another nickname i have.
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Post by Plissken » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:38 pm

Plissken = Snake Plissken, character in "Escape from New York". I'm a movie buff and like to use interesting and obscure names from my favorites, and even not-so-favorites. I use these names for forums I don't intend to frequent, but SPCR is great and I don't like to change names, so I'm stuck with it.
Plissken is one of my favorite nicks though.
Later I discovered there's an "SD Plissken" here on SPCR, created before mine, whoops :oops: I bet his story is more interesting.
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Post by datapappan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:56 pm

datapappan = 'the computer dad' in Swedish.
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Post by murtoz » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:36 pm

spookmineer wrote:
mr. poopyhead wrote:
spookmineer wrote:It's an anagram of my last name.
that's awesome... we should make a game of trying to unscramble it...

is pomoneerski? :lol:
:wink: They tried before and didn't even get close.
Imposer Kone?
Iron pokes me?

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ontopic:
Somewhere in the late nineties I decided to find out what all this chat stuff was all about. I was a bit drunk, came up with a name, and reversed it. This ended up being murtoz (mur for short), and like some other people here say, I've never seen a message that the name was taken... Oh and no, the name I actuall came up with wasn't zotrum... :?:

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Post by spookmineer » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:54 pm

The Netherlands.

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Post by murtoz » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:20 pm

spookmineer wrote:The Netherlands.
Ah, that should give me some advantage... what with being dutch and all...

Still bloody hard though!

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Post by Cov » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:31 pm

Covenants are the enemy in the PC game Halo.

As I always found that "the other side" has a magnetic effect on me, I have chosen to be a Covenant in online forums ... but you can call me Cov ... :wink:

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