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Julia



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Names Reply with quote

What makes people choose their screen names:
just a place for you to explain names if you feel the wish to etc
eg - I didn't know before that Santafe was a railway (hope I'm getting this right) which Santa is a fan of - thus Santafefan

and also just because I'm interested why people use false names rather than their real one Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Names Reply with quote

My screen name comes from 'a nod's as good as a wink' Wink a faces album I enjoyed in the past.
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Cherskiy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I explained mine in my intro (eons ago).....

It's a place in North-Eastern Siberia that I stayed at some years ago whilst doing this sort of thing:

I don't use my real name on forums as my address is easily found via Google via my name, which could lead to problems if someone decided to take issue with me. I've witnessed vindictive trolls on Usenet using addresses for nefarious means so you'll understand that I'm being cautious. Smile
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Barkingbiker



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is cause I love biking and most of the kids I work with say I am barking mad; I've always been mad, but its stopped me from going insane. Quote from the late great Waylon Jennigs.
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Julia



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy - I had no idea there were even websites like that or people would do that! Shocked Mr. Green

thanks for explaining all your names Smile
..as for mine - pretty self explanatory! (although am proud to be names after Beatles' song Julia)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Names Reply with quote

Mine is obvious - Jenny (Jennifer) and W (surname initial)!
I usually have names to do with cats - I have 2 old moggies - but this one is follow over from Chataway. Can you change names though?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
Cherskiy - I had no idea there were even websites like that or people would do that! Shocked Mr. Green

thanks for explaining all your names Smile
..as for mine - pretty self explanatory! (although am proud to be names after Beatles' song Julia)


Yes that is a most beautiful song, amongst one of my favourites of theirs along with Blackbird, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Yesterday & Michelle.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelle is lovely isn't it Smile
My fav though has to be Here comes the sun (but it is obviously a tough one because the Beatles are amazing) I like My Guitar as well (and of course Julia - although it's a bit freaky that's he's singing that to his mum Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
Cherskiy - I had no idea there were even websites like that or people would do that! Shocked Mr. Green


Some of the Usenet newsgroups are infested with people whose sole aim is to disrupt normal posts, then they get really nasty when they're quite rightly criticised for doing so. Some kooks are harmless (there used to be a guy on one of the sci. groups who was convinced that the American government was using tiny law enforcement officers - i.e. ones under 2mm tall - I kid you not!), whereas some are downright nasty and vicious, e.g. contacting the employers of those who posted from their workplace PCs, telling the bosses wild stories to try and get them fired. I gave up with my last regular newsgroup last year because the signal-to-noise ratio was getting far too high.
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iknewdavidjacobsmum



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine came from a literal thought. I've never joined a forum before and I could only go for the only radio reference I knew. Had I joined a TV forum I would doubtless be "I lived down the road from Hywel Bennett"
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fan of Shakin' Stevens (Shaky). I used the name when I registered with my first message board about 9 years ago and have kept it for every board I've joined since then. Its actually quite handy as from time to time you can bump into people that you know from other forums. For example I used to use the Hit40UK boards and a few months after leaving one of the members turned up using the same name on the Radio 1 boards.
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Behind Geddon's Wall



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As explained on the old R2 board

Geddon is the name of the last wall of Dros Delnoch the fabled six-walled fortress from 'Legend' by the late and great David Gemmell. It is the wall of death, and also alludes to a song by Pete Atkin and Clive James (yes, that Clive James)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a Tog and I drink lots of tea Laughing
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Julia



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your cat Smile Smile Smile
what makes 'one' a tog (sorry - sounds so pompous!) Is it habits, being a certain age... ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Julia - I've forgotten Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A TOG is Terry's old geezers or Terry's old Gals, it's nothing to do with age more a state of mind, like being old before your time and saying "is it me" a lot. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
As explained on the old R2 board

Geddon is the name of the last wall of Dros Delnoch the fabled six-walled fortress from 'Legend' by the late and great David Gemmell. It is the wall of death, and also alludes to a song by Pete Atkin and Clive James (yes, that Clive James)

And there I was thinking you were a Pink Floyd fan with that avatar! Razz
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Julia wrote:
Cherskiy - I had no idea there were even websites like that or people would do that! Shocked Mr. Green


Some of the Usenet newsgroups are infested with people whose sole aim is to disrupt normal posts, then they get really nasty when they're quite rightly criticised for doing so. Some kooks are harmless (there used to be a guy on one of the sci. groups who was convinced that the American government was using tiny law enforcement officers - i.e. ones under 2mm tall - I kid you not!), whereas some are downright nasty and vicious, e.g. contacting the employers of those who posted from their workplace PCs, telling the bosses wild stories to try and get them fired. I gave up with my last regular newsgroup last year because the signal-to-noise ratio was getting far too high.

And wasn't there a case last year where a message board/chat room member somehow managed to track down their 'sparring partner' in real life? Shocked I believe the incident made the news and was featured on Jeremy Vine's show. You should be careful. A few on 'jezza's exiles' (who I have seen post on here too) do know my real name. My screen name? Just a play on words, it's about as near to nobility as I'm likely to get, I fear!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Rachel... cos, that is my name... Smile. and... apparently.. it's the female name, men most like to say ( according to FHM magazine anyway)....

That is why so many women called Rachel get their e-mails and texts read out by male DJs but very rarely by female DJs.....
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marietta honeybun



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
..as for mine - pretty self explanatory! (although am proud to be names after Beatles' song Julia)
My daughter is named after the Beatles song "Michelle".... Smile My poster name is a combination of Mariette from the H.E. Bates books about the Larkin family, with a slight misspelling - and the Honeybun is just for fun and a play on words ...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's just an invention based on a former password I had! Couldn't think of anything clever so just re-used and recycled. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was originally Peek Achoo, as my son was a pokémon fan when I first started using the net, and joining in on forums etc.

I am generally known as Peek, but have also been called Peekster, Peekie, and many other variations.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan, I also enjoy Pink Floyd's music, and it was the best wall picture I could find
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You simply mustn't blame yourself -- the days were perfect
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too BGW. I played my vinyl copy of The wall to death.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Echoes" and "On an Island " currently enjoying a thorough pounding and transfer to mp3 for 5 - 7 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a lot of people disliked it but I thought On an island was a really good album, very mellow. The title track is particularly good with the harmonies of Crosby and Nash.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heloise from the musical "Rage of the heart" based on the story of Abelard and Heloise.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
"Echoes" and "On an Island " currently enjoying a thorough pounding and transfer to mp3 for 5 - 7 pm

Two of my favourites off the 'Echoes' compilation are 'Sheep', originally on the Animals album and 'One Of These days', originally from Meddle with it's brilliant bass & slide guitar riffs. I agree about On An Island. It was a good live gig that Dave Gilmour put on at the time too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work in a 'big house' and have lots of keys Wink
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