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I'm me

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Gisborough, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. Gisborough

    Gisborough New Member

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    I hope that's enough of an introduction.

    What I actually need to know is how you lot manage to have anonymous usernames whereas I am identified by my real-life name. Can I change that? If not, since one of your rules is that I can't have a second account, I can't now set up an account with another name.

    Frustrated! This does not feel like a friendly or easy-to-use environment. Too complex. Simple is friendlier. There's some feedback for you!

    Regards,
    me
     
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  2. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi.

    I am pretty sure that my name shows, rather than a mock name? I am Suzanne. Not good at coming up with other names, so generally stick to my name.

    I joined as a self diagnosed aspie and was welcomed immediately and since then, a couple of year's ago, received my formal diagnosis.

    On avarage, it is a very friendly place. Yes, there are times that one can feel not included, but that is mostly due to paranoia and boy, do I suffer that.

    Anyway, there are a few of us ( ok, not many) who do use their birth name on here, so have no fear about using your proper name.

    Please stick around and see if your first impression changes, eh?
     
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  3. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Please check your inbox so we can correct this
     
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  5. Gisborough

    Gisborough New Member

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    How about "Gisborough" as a moniker?
     
  6. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Consider it done.
     
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    watersprite inadvertent vagabond V.I.P Member

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    Welcome.


    Ditto. ;)
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Ronald Zeeman Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I've been on a few forums over the years, they all use the same underlying standardized format, unlikely to change programmers like any other art form all copy each other
     
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    Ken Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    My user name is my name. Never thought about anything else.
     
  11. Gisborough

    Gisborough New Member

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    Thanks, Nitro.

    I can participate now!

    By the way, as a matter of interest, how do other people get their monikers? Do they just put in "WonderSurfer123" or whatever when asked to supply their name?
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    They just make them up.

    Some people use a nickname they had as a child.
    Some people use a celebrity's name.
    Some people mistake "Username" to mean they must
    display their given name and then they are dis-satisfied & request a change.
    Some people choose to use their given name as their Username.

    It depends on what you want to do.
    There is no standard procedure.

    What Does Your Username Mean?/Avatars & Identity
     
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  13. Ronald Zeeman

    Ronald Zeeman Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Monikers are to easy to trace, you cannot hide from a computer search. a common first name is the best choice if you want to remain incognito.
     
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  14. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Mine is a reference to nitromethane, and is an online handle I have used in one form or another for maybe two decades.

    As an NHRA dragracing fan/participant, I know it as the ultimate fuel AKA topfuel in that form of motorsports.
    That translates to the most power you can get out of a reciprocating internal combustion engine.


    The oldschool u-controlled model aircraft I play with use it mixed with methanol, for the same purpose.
     
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  15. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
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    I end up using my real name most if the time. My selected screen names always seem dorky and uncool, and when I choose a "cool" name it seems phoney, weird or pretentious. Suzette is my real name.
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    Thinx is my real name, and I am a cat. Just joking. I prefer anonymity online.

    I hope you enjoy it here and find it useful and supportive to be here.
     
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    crewlucaa_ ugh idk lol

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    My username on here is my old Instagram username lol. I don’t have Instagram anymore. My name is Luca. I think that explains it ;)
     
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    Moon River New Member

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    I love your username.
     
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    I just use my real first name Susan and added the intials of my middle and last name.
    Keeps it real for me without going full out.

    Welcome to the forums! :frogface:
     
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