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Re: user names

Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 12:53pm
by Cyril Haearn
CREPELLO wrote:Has it been said already, but why do we persist in using all lower case type for our user names? I know it must be to do with modesty and self effacement. Whereas MY NAME IS ALL IN CAPITALS AND there is a reason why. When I first filled in the application to join the forum, i didn't realise that the cap's key was switched on (+ it was late at night!), but when I tried to change the type, it was too late. So folks, I'm not really a load shouty egotist 8) ....honest.


Did you name yourself after the Deltic locomotive? Engine names are so interesting, for example the 50 *Westerns*

Re: user names

Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 7:18pm
by fausto copy
Good to see this post resurrected :lol:
I wonder what's the longest time gap between two postings?

And staying off topic, I waited over seven years for a Deltec amplifier to be produced.
Not sure if it ever did come about?

fausto.

Re: user names

Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 7:24pm
by Cyril Haearn
fausto copy wrote:Good to see this post resurrected :lol:
I wonder what's the longest time gap between two postings?

And staying off topic, I waited over seven years for a Deltec amplifier to be produced.
Not sure if it ever did come about?

fausto.


Your user name does not need so much explanation, or does it? %) I took mine from a YH in Wales, where else?

Re: user names

Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 8:42pm
by Cyril Haearn
Why do some people apparently use their real names?
Why do some apparently not use their real names?

Are there really 531 Colins on here? :wink:

Re: user names

Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 11:31pm
by TrevA
Cyril Haearn wrote:Why do some people apparently use their real names?
Why do some apparently not use their real names?

Are there really 531 Colins on here? :wink:


I put Bryn Poeth into Welsh translator and it came out as Hot Brunette!

Re: user names

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 3:08am
by Username
Is this old thread about me's?

Re: user names

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 8:32am
by Cyril Haearn
TrevA wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Why do some people apparently use their real names?
Why do some apparently not use their real names?

Are there really 531 Colins on here? :wink:


I put Bryn Poeth into Welsh translator and it came out as Hot Brunette!


Bryn Poeth Uchaf
YH (closed) near Cynghordy / Rhandirmwyn / Llandovery
No car access for members :wink:

Re: user names

Posted: 24 Dec 2017, 9:35pm
by Cyril Haearn
Who is eman resu?

Re: user names

Posted: 26 Dec 2017, 11:41am
by Ben@Forest
Cyril Haearn wrote:Why do some people apparently use their real names?
Why do some apparently not use their real names?


I use my real name and frankly wonder if the level of debate in some instances would be better if we all had to.

To access the prime parts of the Daily Telegraph you have to pay and you are logged in as your real name - which they know from your payment details. Oddly though l don't think l've ever commented there - just because the sheer volume of traffic means you won't really get a decent response/conversation - it really is more a one-shot comment.

BTW I subscribed to the DT because it does a very good value online only deal - I'd have subscribed to the The Times but at the time it only offered online and print deals which were a lot more pricey!

Re: user names

Posted: 26 Dec 2017, 1:33pm
by Cyril Haearn
I would be willing to use my real name

Even without real names, one gets to know a small group of regulars quite well

The Grauniad often has thousands of comments on a single article, these fora are much better cos one can read all the comments
Certain comments here are a bit too long, mind :? especially when they are quoted in full

Re: user names

Posted: 26 Dec 2017, 3:33pm
by Mistik-ka
I would be perfectly content to use my real name, but there are so many David Millers in the English-speaking world that it's not much use as an identifier. I have been pestered by collection agencies over the debts incurred by David Miller in my home city. There was more than a little confusion and hilarity when David Miller and I worked for opposing candidates in a provincial election. David Miller the American opera singer had to get my permission to appear under our name when he joined Actor's Equity, even though I had not been active on stage for nearly two decades when he began to perform. Oh yes, and David Miller the professional has done wonders for my reputation as an amateur photographer.

Thus I have chosen Mistik-ka (the name of the smallholding where I've lived for most of my adult life — Cree for "the place of many small trees") as a consistent identifier wherever I may venture in the wide world of the internet.