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1753 days ago

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Anyone knows why we are using nick names instead of real names?


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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1753 days ago

on lumberjocks one can change their user name anytime

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 1753 days ago

i am using my real name.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#3 posted 1753 days ago

I am using my real name as well. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 1753 days ago

I believe due to the expansion of the internet and for many people who frequent forums, newsgroups, message boards, etc., displaying ones real name could be problematic. With the ever increasing number of weirdos in our world and using the internet as their main source of contact nowadays, saying the wrong thing can really set someone’s fire ablaze. Using a real name can help them locate you if they are that psychotic and want to do harm.

Perhaps it seems a bit paranoid but I’ve actually witnessed this type of act and would advise most people to use anonymity, especially if they frequent the internet abundantly.

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#5 posted 1753 days ago

anonymity for all the above reasons:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 1753 days ago

That is my real nickname, or was, when I was a kid… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Mark

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#7 posted 1753 days ago

perhaps theyre names we sumtimes wish we had (the nicknames anyway)

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Mark

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#8 posted 1753 days ago

or they sound better than our own

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#9 posted 1753 days ago

I found using my real name gets me more Mail & Email how they find out is above
Or is it below me. That is the question….............

-- Scott JoBurg MI The More you know the less mistakes...........

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Gary

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#10 posted 1753 days ago

Nick is my name, I just go by Gary

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 1753 days ago

I’m using my real name…

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 1753 days ago

nickname comes from people asking , how ya doing, my answer allways is jussdandy, it juss stuck

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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#13 posted 1753 days ago

I found my real name to be quite a common one… (Robert Lee) so I decided to find something unique that nobody would ever use, and I get it no matter what forum or website i go to.

-- San Diego, CA

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#14 posted 1753 days ago

Hi GMman,
Perhaps this is a good place to introduce my desire to know how many Canadians there are in Lumberjocks. Not for any ulterior reason, just a matter of interest. I keep stumbling on more and find there are a few such as you that are quite close to New Brunswick. Just found Mark in Windsor for instance. You could say a pet peeve of mine. My nick name (Jackass) came from necessity when I registered with LJ”S. Hope you get your answer.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Cosmicsniper

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#15 posted 1753 days ago

I agree with Meanie. A lot of us likely do frequent other forums in various other hobbies, so we are used to other online identities.

I just joined today, but Cosmicsniper is a reference to my other hobby, astrophotography.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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