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A WolfCoder Clone from The Internet

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It's generally a good idea to periodically Google yourself (your Internet handle would be best) to see the Internet's perception of you. Like it or not, Google has the most Internet traffic- so if you personally use a different search site for whatever reason you won't get an accurate reading. Of course the best thing would to do a search in as many engines as possible, but Google is generally a safe bet.

So I do so and it looks like me from Negative Earth popped into the Internet (and was the first search term):

I have no need for a URL named after me but it looks like someone else decided to use it. Of course this post is my way of revealing to the Internet that the WolfCoder there isn't the WolfCoder. I didn't start up some dime a dozen commission for web design site- I'm an open source game engineer on my own.

I've already e-mail this person with a response, but I'm also going to point out that I've been getting requests to make websites because they think I'm this person. My conscience is a bit too strong for me to just simply accept the requests and steal his potential customers, so this post kind of also lets you know this is the person to talk to if you want someone named "wolfcoder" to build you a website.

I find this mostly funny actually, it's like traveling to the edge of the universe and bumping into your alternate reality self. Moral is, Google before you pick names and if you have a name you should be Googling it from time to time.

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Curtis Rutland 

11 August 2011 - 09:57 PM
Also note that domains are cheap to "squat on", so to speak. For something like 10 USD a year, you can hold onto a domain so that if you ever do decide it's time, you can just start up hosting and go to town. I'm holding my name, a variation on my name, and my old forum name, just in case.

Sergio Tapia 

12 August 2011 - 07:19 AM
Nothing like buying your own domain with your name on it. :)


12 August 2011 - 06:24 PM
I've been facing the same problem for the past few years, but it's a strange case for me; there's a developer with the exact same real name as me, and he lives in the same city as I do!

I talked to people I work work with about this, and my boss mentioned that Googling me produced some pretty spurious results when he was looking to hire me.


13 August 2011 - 07:20 AM
No one has my name as a domain, but in 2009 I started this programming organization called Env X, which I had to change the name of. When I went to purchase a domain. I found that is taken. The thing is that the people that bought it, buy a lot of domains and sell them for a high price. That made me a little sad. I ended up changing the name to Env X Software and I purchased the domain I would have preferred


15 August 2011 - 07:21 PM
I once got a ton of email at my yahoo account, because someone screwed up the domain names. At first I was really nice, & just gave them an fyi email response. But after about 20 emails, I finally fired off a real "F U!" style email, & it worked it's way up the chain.


21 August 2011 - 09:43 PM
There can be only ONEEEEEEEE!!!
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