I always wonder why is thirdcrank, thirdcranK?
This is recycled from another thread entitled "Avatars" which meandered into usernames.
Then I'll tell you the origin of mine.
In 1995 I had to visit a very nice professional couple in Leeds through work. They had also being trying to get some pretty straightforward info out of Leeds City Council but had been fobbed-off by a functionary in the highways department. He had told them to join a community group, even though their house was isolated and nobody else was affected by an issue which was causing them great misery. He had said, 'You could be just a couple of cranks'. I offered to form a community group with them saying 'I'll be the third crank'. About that time, in a misplaced flush of optimism brought on by the Notional Cycling Strategy I began to attend the utterly pointless consultation meetings staged by the same highway authority. There was a space for 'Organisation represented' on the attendance register and I used to put The Third Crank. The minutes came to me at that organisation.
I am no IT expert and the first time I enrolled on here I thought it was asking me to devise a password so in it went. I have never sought to be anonymous so for the first few months I put my name at the end of my posts.