Username vs. Real Name

No more usernames and no more avatars!

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:58 AM

I want to be known as a symbol. Something like the artist formerly known as Prince. We all know how in tune Prince is to the world around him. I WANT TO BE LIKE HIM
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:07 AM

View PostbiggerB, on 26 August 2010 - 09:37 AM, said:

Firstly that would suck.. BAD

Secondly, This guy really wants that laptop.. But then again who does'nt..??? :clover:


Just because I have not posted anything in almost a year, until now, does not necessarily mean that is true! :whistling:
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:08 AM

View PostDark_Nexus, on 26 August 2010 - 08:17 AM, said:

not to mention that IPV4 can't even uniquely identify everyone in the world. GOD UR IDEA SUX SO HARD.


That's why we're switching to IPv6, everyone gets an address, we can still compare people to Nazis, everyone's happy... Except for, you know, those people who don't want to be a number... ingrates.

You know what always annoyed me about the Borg? There was no way their designations could uniquely identify them, so if a Borg was assigned to a different ship did its designation change?
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:12 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 August 2010 - 10:03 AM, said:

I was a pirate for like 3 days, then I had to get my stitches out. :(


You mind posting a picture of you as a pirate?
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:12 AM

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They'd say that Hitler1889 was a jerk.


you means [Nazi$]Hitler1889

This post has been edited by Dark_Nexus: 26 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

John Smith #52 says "bite me."
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:47 PM

View PostKYA, on 26 August 2010 - 09:38 AM, said:

No. Blizzard tried to do that and there was massive uproar. If people want to associate their real life with forum/online persona that's their prerogative, period.



Or if they accidentally put in their real name when setting up their Starcraft 2 account. Blizzard is giving away one free name change to remedy that situation.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:55 PM

I did notice a lot of Johns during my 7 day trial.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:59 PM

You're kidding me, right? If anyone tries to tell me I HAVE to use my real name, I'd quit this board (and any other that tries to imose it's will on me) in a heartbeat. What I don't understand is why you're so hung up on it. Is it making it harder for you to steal peoples identity if all you have to go on is a username? Grow up and get a life.


View PostElcric, on 26 August 2010 - 07:33 AM, said:

Is identity theft really that big of an issue? No one wants the financial liability resulting from identity theft; however, does that really explain usernames in place of real names? Before burnout I was an online-gameaholic and I had my favorite username, Alucard, Dracula spelled backwards! It was not uncommon for me to play three days straight without sleep, but with frantic begrudged bathroom runs. I would play until I fell asleep face first into my keyboard. I was Alucard by God!

What do you all think about establishing a new Dreamincode rule doing away with usernames and requiring everyone to use their real names instead?

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:00 PM

speaking of common names, as soon as gmail launched i snapped up my first.last@gmail.com. it was a pretty excellent grab. problem is that other people with my name keep getting emails sent to me on accident. it's infuriating, and i don't know the real email to tell them to knock that shit off.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:54 PM

View Postsupersloth, on 26 August 2010 - 03:00 PM, said:

as soon as gmail launched i snapped up my first.last@gmail.com.


Same, sort of. I got my first name, first two letters of last name; mc. While my first name isn't horribly common, there are a whole lot of Micks in the work.

I now know one of them buys lots of crap from a hunting supply that's too stupid to understand a "cancel this account" email. Another has a friend who loves to spam him, but is a little slow on reading her return email.

Baavgai, on the other hand, only gets spam from Mongolian travel agencies. I think there are two. Which, at the time I started using the handle, was about the same number of Mongols who could actually get on the Web.

Strangely, I actually proposed using user names at work instead of our first initial lastname convention. People change their last names. And none of the JGonzoles's were happy about having a number tacked on their name.

A unique user name, even if it's silly or provocative, is still better than an ambiguous one.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 03:01 PM

My real name is in my profile. ;)
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 03:47 PM

I love my username
it is unique and attractive to me
I was very annoyed when someone used it in a forum
you feel that user names on the internet are the equivalent of real names in Real world
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:07 PM

My username makes me stand out from all others with my name. My real name is also generic enough that there are others with the same name in the area. Was also my grandfather's name, and his grandfather's name, and his grandfather's name, get the picture?

BTW: Drone's names are attached to their function. If their function changes, their name changes to suit the new function. Seven of Nine wasn't always Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjuct to Unimatrix 01. Well, who really cares. It was only a TV show.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:58 PM

It appears usernames have been around longer than most people imagine. For example Mark Twain's username was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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