user names

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bikerider
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user names

Postby bikerider » 31 Jan 2010, 6:50pm

having recently signed into the forum i was surprised that such an easy to remember relevant user name bikerider was available instead most of you go for a series of unreadable irrelavant letters and numbers am i clever
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meic
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Re: user names

Postby meic » 31 Jan 2010, 7:23pm

No, everyone starts with bikerider and then change to something else when they get bored with it. 8)
Yma o Hyd

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Mick F
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Re: user names

Postby Mick F » 31 Jan 2010, 7:25pm

Yes, you are clever!
Or are you just opportunist?

Bikerider is a good name, Mick F is a better name!
Mick F. Cornwall

minkie
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Re: user names

Postby minkie » 31 Jan 2010, 7:29pm

It's a fine name - it doesn't really say anything but it doesn't have to.
I was feeling like a small whale the day I set mine up.

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Re: user names

Postby bogmyrtle » 31 Jan 2010, 11:25pm

The trouble is you need user names and passwords for everything. Sticking to the same ones for everything doesn't always work so inevitably at some point most people end up using initials.
A bike does more miles to the banana than a Porsche.

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patricktaylor
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Re: user names

Postby patricktaylor » 31 Jan 2010, 11:27pm

Mick F wrote:... Mick F is a better name!

True. Own names rule. But when I first joined, I thought Mick F. Cornwall was someone called Mick Cornwall!

stoobs
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Re: user names

Postby stoobs » 31 Jan 2010, 11:55pm

I thought most people would take the mickey out of my real name.

Yours,

R2D2

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Mick F
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Re: user names

Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2010, 8:41am

Some years ago, when I first joined this forum, I always signed of as "Mick F Cornwall". More recently, I placed it in my signature.

I should insert a comma but it wouldn't look right.
Mick F. Cornwall

yakdiver
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Re: user names

Postby yakdiver » 1 Feb 2010, 9:16am

I use to be numbnuts ......
Alias Numbnuts

reohn2
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Re: user names

Postby reohn2 » 1 Feb 2010, 9:28am

stoobs wrote:I thought most people would take the mickey out of my real name.

Yours,

R2D2


Yours is an unusual surname,R2D2 is a more unusual first name though :?
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beachcomber
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Re: user names

Postby beachcomber » 1 Feb 2010, 11:34am

yakdiver wrote:I use to be numbnuts ......



So did you change your saddle and then your name?

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beachcomber
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Re: user names

Postby beachcomber » 1 Feb 2010, 11:38am

bikerider wrote:having recently signed into the forum i was surprised that such an easy to remember relevant user name bikerider was available instead most of you go for a series of unreadable irrelavant letters and numbers am i clever
john



Try changing it to 4X4 driver and see what happens!!! :lol:

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Re: user names

Postby pq » 1 Feb 2010, 11:46am

I use pq because those are my initials, I like the symmetry and lots of people call me that anyway. Not random at all.
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Si
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Re: user names

Postby Si » 1 Feb 2010, 12:54pm

My forum name is based on my love of measurement systems.

Although on first meeting a forumite in the flesh I have been accused of being Spanish.

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Re: user names

Postby minkie » 1 Feb 2010, 1:30pm

beachcomber wrote:
yakdiver wrote:I use to be numbnuts ......



So did you change your saddle and then your name?

Or did yak diving resolve the numb nuts issue?