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What's In A Name?

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I was telling my my mate Pedr at The Olde Bell (British Pub* on Loi Kroh - Rd  - just past the seedy bit  - nice place ), about the many funny replies to the now famous (?) Water Bait thread on TV and he remarked that he was surprised that I use my real name. 

I replied that I didn't think of using anyone else's and after all why would I hide behind another name. As the philosopher Popeye says - I Yam What I Yam. Besides, who's name should I use? Ian McDonald's (why not, he isn't using it, I hear you say)?. Then I thought well that's probably not his real name anyway, and I wouldn't want anyone to think I'm Scottish!!!

So , to the gist of this thread - why are you (if you are) using another name and is there some hidden meaning behind it? 

For example I thought that 'Up the Os' was subtley (or not) trying to tell us that he was a bit more adventurous under the blankets than most (I hope) of us when in fact he was trying to tell us that he supports Leyton Orient (who's chant is - yes you guessed it  ..'Up The O's). Personally, if I was a Leyton Orient fan I'd be more concerned at concealing that than anything else.

Anyway , I imagine that Cobrasnakenecktie is a Bo Diddlley/ Blues fan (who, of any interest, isn't?)

I now know that Peraceblondie isn't a girl!!! ( but maybe he wants to be one - nothing wrong with that).

and Blinky Bill is trying to tell us that under that huge, ugly Aussie frame he is just a cuddly Koala wanting to be hugged.

So what about the rest of you? 

Are you shy, on the run (you guys in Pattaya need not reply - we already know) or just plain secrtetive?

* That's a sneaky way of letting people think that you're English when in fact you're either Welsh (as he is - nothing wrong with that) or Scottish (I'm sayng nothing).

Edited by KevinHUNT

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I tried signing up under my real name, but the owner of the forum had already taken it! :o

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Still have some google results floating about from pre 2001 under my real name.

Pandorras box this internet malarky... I spent 4 years building up a company in the search engine ratings. After it was disbanded 2 years ago, the text references/links to it are still growing.. as new data companies copy anothers data... :o

I tried mass mailing to stem the tide.. but still 428 websites to go... i give up.

Edited by SomNamNah

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a lot of username choice on internet fora is linked to anonymity, be it from stalkers, curious other halves monitoring partners' habits or colleagues / bosses. i knew of a guy back in london who spammed all day on assorted fora under his actual name and using a photo of himself as his avatar. this was then used by his bosses as evidence to sack him.

incidentally kevin, what's with the sentence case 'Kevin' and upper case 'HUNT'?

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a lot of username choice on internet fora is linked to anonymity, be it from stalkers, curious other halves monitoring partners' habits or colleagues / bosses. i knew of a guy back in london who spammed all day on assorted fora under his actual name and using a photo of himself as his avatar. this was then used by his bosses as evidence to sack him.

incidentally kevin, what's with the sentence case 'Kevin' and upper case 'HUNT'?

Actually it was just a plain old 'caps lock' mistake and I didn't know how to change it. 

Then when somebody mentioned that 'all caps' means you're shouting (which I find funny) I thought 'I might as well leave it if it's going to annoy the nutters'. I'm not saying you're a nutter (you don't look like one) but there are two or three on this forum. We all know who they aRE RIGHT? .  OOP'S DONE IT AGAIN.  

Sorted. 

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doesn't annoy me in the slightest man, was just curious. thought there might be some deeper significance to it. that's not me in my avatar by the way, that's gabriel byrne. :o

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... So what about the rest of you?

Are you shy, on the run (you guys in Pattaya need not reply - we already know) or just plain secrtetive?

...

What my nickname means is explained here: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/index.php?s=...t&p=2316633

Using a pseudonym is a common practice on boards, and a good one in my humble opinion. You might not always say (write) what you actually think when dealing with sensitive matters or topics (such as prostitution or politics, for instance) if you are using your real full name...

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I replied that I didn't think of using anyone else's and after all why would I hide behind another name. As the philosopher Popeye says - I Yam What I Yam. Besides, who's name should I use? Ian McDonald's (why not, he isn't using it, I hear you say)?. Then I thought well that's probably not his real name anyway, and I wouldn't want anyone to think I'm Scottish!!!

"Kevin" doesn't exactly suggest fits of uncontrollable laughter. I mean selling sports shoes doesn't mean you're a bad person. And a quirky sense of humour, although always fraught with the danger of offending the vulnerable,is not really a major disability you need to conceal by using your real name.

Ever thought of revealing your true self by using another? Coco, Chuckles, Buttons, Harpo, Yorick?

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Outside of TL, my Thai friends have referred to me as Ajarn for the last 20+ years, so it is my name (Thai nickname)

Edited by Ajarn

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Mine's my boy.

As already mentioned, using your real, full name on a forum is just not a good idea, but hey, think yourself lucky mum and dad didn't name you Mike! :o

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a lot of username choice on internet fora is linked to anonymity, be it from stalkers, curious other halves monitoring partners' habits or colleagues / bosses. i knew of a guy back in london who spammed all day on assorted fora under his actual name and using a photo of himself as his avatar. this was then used by his bosses as evidence to sack him.

incidentally kevin, what's with the sentence case 'Kevin' and upper case 'HUNT'?

Actually it was just a plain old 'caps lock' mistake and I didn't know how to change it. 

Then when somebody mentioned that 'all caps' means you're shouting (which I find funny) I thought 'I might as well leave it if it's going to annoy the nutters'. I'm not saying you're a nutter (you don't look like one) but there are two or three on this forum. We all know who they aRE RIGHT? .  OOP'S DONE IT AGAIN.  

Sorted. 

"but there are two or three on this forum" (nutters)

I think that you are being very kind Kevin. I would have thought that there must be at least 2 or 3 thousand "nutters" on the forum.

As for my nick it is to remind me to try not to upset too many of the overly sensitive posters on the forum. "nuff said" as Bernie used to say :o

Edited by john b good

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mine is a long standing nickname, no, not because I ever worked on the docks :o but because of a numbering system in a two-way radio centric workplace... under certain circumstances "four-three" sounded like "wharfie" and then someone misspelled it and it stuck... :D besides, as many have already mentioned, a degree of anonymity is desireable (oh... my business website is in my profile?... dam_n... forgot about that :D)

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Mine's my boy.

As already mentioned, using your real, full name on a forum is just not a good idea, but hey, think yourself lucky mum and dad didn't name you Mike! :o

:D I thought TV made him put in "evin" otherwise ????? Mixed company

ya know :D

My real name is SUE, how do you do. Dad was a joker, loved Johnny Cash,

its been uphill ever since. Guess he wanted a girl.

Papajohn was given to me by my Thai friends, Kinda like it.

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