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Blog entry by stefang posted 02-09-2012 03:05 PM 4381 reads 0 times favorited 82 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of us who are a little wary of the web so we use anonymous membership names. I suspect that the ones we use are often inspired by a combination of letters that mean something to us or whatever the website will accept after trying out the ones we really want.

it would be a lot easier and more social if we knew your real first name or even a fake first name just to make it more normal when we want to use your name in comments or whatever. You can use your first name on your signature line if you want, which will then automatically show up on all your posts. Many already do it and I hope you will too.

This is just a suggestion, so If you still don’t want to give us your first name anyway, I will respect that, and no criticism is intended.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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#1 posted 02-09-2012 03:09 PM

david robert mitchell (3rd)

david robert innis mitchell west

david dirtroad

hey you

defendant
(only used in court)

david mysky (mi cielo)
(mexican aberation for mitchell)

take your pick

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 03:22 PM

Defendant or Defender, almost the same. Sounds like a super hero to me. So I hope you will be suited up when you renew your member photo David. I was also going to mention the pain of scrolling to the posting button again, but I thought I better drop it this time as I didn’t want to sound too peevish.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 03:27 PM

In the immortal words of Gene Wilder, from “Blazing Saddles, .....”

“My name is Jim, but … my friends call me …. Jim”

;-)

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 03:31 PM

Hello, My name is TEX, this is my partner Co-Tex!

My friends call me Randy….....you can call me Sir! Lol.

Alias’:
Anal Retentive
Perfect(ionist)
Dumb F#*ker

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 03:45 PM

I was really asking for it this time wasn’t I?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 03:47 PM

all the usual suspects

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 03:51 PM

Thank you Jim and Tex and your, er, partner. I expect this thread will wind up in a controversial discussion about politics, religion or even worse, chisel sharpening.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 03:53 PM

SawStop ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 03:54 PM

or even the best way to find a piece of wood
in the scrap bin

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 02-09-2012 04:04 PM

Charles aka helluvawreck. I’m afraid that helluvawreck is becoming a more fitting name since I’ve a bad back, two bad knees, one bad foot, and my eye sight ain’t nearly what it used to be.

I’ve always been very aware of security risks on the internet so I prefer to remain anonymous. There are a number of people on here who know my real name and quite a number of others on here who I would also reveal my name and address to. Obviously, the owners of the site have most of the info. I dare say, if someone on here wanted to find out my personal info it would not be hard to find from info that I’ve given on my posts and other places. Mike, I don’t mind your asking for my first name at all because I highly value all of the input that you have contributed on this site and I hope that you and yours are all doing well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 02-09-2012 04:05 PM

Do you know the best way David? This is something I really want to know. I admit, my scrap bin skills are pretty limited. Mainly just to stacking odd pieces in a precarious pile that always collapses whenever I touch it or breathe on it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 02-09-2012 04:05 PM

stephang said, ”it would be a lot easier and more social if we knew your real first name or even a fake first name just to make it more normal when we want to use your name in comments or whatever.

Can you define more normal?

For me, I don’t typically go in for social networking. I don’t expect to hang out on the weekends with anyone I talk to online. I cherish my anonymity, not for any covert reasons, just because it is mine, and I like it. In my opinion, too many people give away thier personal information for money or “free” promotions. If they only knew how much money companies pay for your “free” information that is traded daily, they would be shocked and surprised.

In another lifetime, and before the internet was popular, I used to post on an electronics forum on a bbs. For the younger generation, a bbs is what we had before the internet and you would set your telephone handset (phones had handsets and base units then) on a cradle and it made awful sounding screaching noises before connecting. A lot of valuable information was exchanged.

Now, some thirty years later, those posts have been compiled into volumes and are still bought and sold commercially with my (and others’) personal information attached to them.

Once you put it out there, you lose all control over how it is used and how it is attributed.

I guess you can just call me weird.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#13 posted 02-09-2012 04:08 PM

Thanks Charles. I hope you will also add your name to your signature line.

Weird Thank you for your input ( I hope I didn’t misspell that).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 02-09-2012 04:11 PM

DS251: I was doing the BBS/Compuserve thing at 110 baud. Biggest day of my life, at that point, was when 300 baud came around ;-)

Man. Good times. Good times …. ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 02-09-2012 04:13 PM

the time proven method
for selecting scraps i use

is to put the ones i trip over
on the work bench
they are then handy for jigs or stops

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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