|Forum topic by Ted||posted 04-25-2014 02:36 PM||3454 views||0 times favorited||170 replies|
04-25-2014 02:36 PM
I certainly would not stop addressing people by their username just because there is an underscore or numbers in it…. if somebody prefers to be called somnam327 then I will address them by that name, but doing so takes away much of the closeness and informality that helps make LJ forums what it is.
That said, I have a really simple request to anybody who uses a code name for no other reason than they simply haven’t changed it yet. Please go to your profile and change your “Real Name” to a real name. Doesn’t even have to be your real name, just something easier to address you by. Names like gaterhead, splinterjunkie, keninohio, shorty, 1thumb….. are all much friendlier than, for example, ovsq78 or vn_2020.
If not that, maybe add a real or nick name to your signature. It sure would make it a lot easier to address you when posting.
UPDATE: this topic was titled “Real Names, Please :)” but what I meant was real sounding names, or more friendly NICK mames.
UPDATE AGAIN: I didn’t mean real names like mine is my actual “real name”. I meant names that don’t appear to be random letters and numbers and underscores typed with elbows while breathing too much sawdust and…. well…. I guess I’m just not good at clarifying what I meant to say.
UPDATE AGAIN AGAIN: Changed the title to “What does your nickname (handle) mean?” because that’s the direction this topic has taken. Add yours and/or read others… some interesting stories here. *
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