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Why did you choose your particular user name?

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Ninny
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#121 Post by Ninny » March 31st, 2008, 2:01 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

It's what Jaywhat calls me, so I suppose I must be one.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#122 Post by Alan H » March 31st, 2008, 11:20 pm

Ninny wrote:It's what Jaywhat calls me, so I suppose I must be one.
Jaywhat would never be wrong, would he? :wink:
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#123 Post by Ninny » April 1st, 2008, 10:40 am

Well, he was wrong about the flying penguins :hilarity:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#124 Post by jaywhat » April 1st, 2008, 10:51 am

What flying penguins would that be then?

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#125 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » April 1st, 2008, 12:32 pm


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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#126 Post by Nick » April 2nd, 2008, 10:50 am

Perhaps this explains the colony in Benbecula, but Penguin kept very quiet about their aviation skills.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#127 Post by Occam » April 6th, 2008, 6:54 pm

I've used that name on just about every forum I've been on. Occam's Razor is a philosophical principle that, stated simply, says "Don't muck up explanations with unnecessary complications." For example, I see the statement here about messages: ". . .may contain no more than 30000 characters." If I have my choice, I'd make it a maximum of 1,500 characters - about 250 words.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#128 Post by Alan H » April 6th, 2008, 7:05 pm

Occam wrote:". . .may contain no more than 30000 characters." If I have my choice, I'd make it a maximum of 1,500 characters - about 250 words.

Occam
IIRC, the default is 60,000 characters!
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#129 Post by Occam » April 6th, 2008, 11:33 pm

I don't know what IIRC means. As I write this post, a note to the upper left says, Message body:
Enter your message here, it may contain no more than 30000 characters.

Possibly new members are more restricted than those who've proved themselves. :smile:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#130 Post by Maria Mac » April 6th, 2008, 11:38 pm

IIRC = if I recall correctly

Tip: If you see any internet short form and can't work it out, enter it into google. The first hit will tell you.

I think if anybody ever did actually use up all 3,000 characters in one post, I will reduce it immediately.

:smile:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#131 Post by Alan H » April 7th, 2008, 12:22 am

Occam wrote:Possibly new members are more restricted than those who've proved themselves.
Sorry! I should have said the default on installation was 60,000, but Maria reduced it for everyone.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#132 Post by Nick » April 7th, 2008, 12:25 am

60,000! Somebody stop me!

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#133 Post by Occam » April 7th, 2008, 12:52 am

I believe if one cannot state his/her position in, say, 3,000 words, s/he hasn't thought it out clearly enough.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#134 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » June 25th, 2008, 2:05 pm

This morning I decided that I was dissatisfied with my username Emma W. It was the W bit I didn't like. (Perhaps because it makes me think of George Dubya?) So I tried to find a word beginning with W that I liked the sound of and that didn't look like a real surname and that seemed appropriate for me. Woolgatherer seems to fit the bill. That is, I'm an idle daydreamer, of course; I don't literally gather wool. (Only moss.) And the length of the word seems apt as I ... er ... do go on a bit. Though I haven't reached 30,000 characters. Yet.

Anyway, thank you, Maria, for changing it for me.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#135 Post by Zoe » June 26th, 2008, 12:37 am

It's a great name, Emma.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#136 Post by Beki » July 1st, 2008, 1:18 pm

I agree Zoe - it's a great name. Even better if you were Dundonian though Emma. The accent there is quite unique and someone saying "Emma" - can sometimes be mistaken for "I'm a" due to the pronunciation of "I's" as "Eh's" for some unknown reason.

Illustrated in this joke that was doing the rounds up here (but could never travel further than the Tay Road Bridge!):

Jimmy: "Did'ye hear that Tennants hiv stoaped sponsoring T-in-the-Park?

Sandy: "Naw I didnae - wha's daen it noo?"

Jimmy: "Miller's"

Sandy: "S'at right?"

Jimmy: "Aye - it's gonnae be called 'M-in-the-park'!" [I'm in the park]

Sorry! :exit:
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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#137 Post by Bryn » July 1st, 2008, 4:58 pm

Beki wrote:I agree Zoe - it's a great name. Even better if you were Dundonian though Emma. The accent there is quite unique and someone saying "Emma" - can sometimes be mistaken for "I'm a" due to the pronunciation of "I's" as "Eh's" for some unknown reason.

Illustrated in this joke that was doing the rounds up here (but could never travel further than the Tay Road Bridge!):

Jimmy: "Did'ye hear that Tennants hiv stoaped sponsoring T-in-the-Park?

Sandy: "Naw I didnae - wha's daen it noo?"

Jimmy: "Miller's"

Sandy: "S'at right?"

Jimmy: "Aye - it's gonnae be called 'M-in-the-park'!" [I'm in the park]

Sorry! :exit:



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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#138 Post by thundril » July 6th, 2008, 9:02 pm

I'm very new to the internet. Every site asks you for a user name and password, and I didn't want to use the same username & password on every site until I'd figured out a bit more about how it all works.
I have a rubbish memory,
So, I hit on a plan:
Some years ago I wrote a magical fantasy that never got published.
On each site I use the first name of a character from the story as user-name, and the same character's second name as password.
Pretty secure and unforgettable, unless the book actually gets published some day.

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#139 Post by snaggletooth » July 9th, 2008, 2:03 pm

I've used my name on a few forums and such in the past, it's the name of a song by Motorhead, (big fan of theirs and Lemmy is very anti-religion), the name of the icon I've "borrowed" from one of their albums and used for an avatar and also suits my "less than perfect" teeth. Seemed to fit which ever way I looked at it really! :thumbsup:

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#140 Post by lalana » August 9th, 2008, 7:42 pm

My username comes from the name of the village that I live in.."Ban Suan Lalana".....Lalana meaning a
particular type of flower.It is a housing development here in Thailand and I've been living here in Thailand
now for almost 10 years(I'm now 35 y.o.),am happily married for 5 years and love my tropical lifestyle out
here.I always make sure I get back home(Ireland) for a couple of weeks a year,every year,and my family
and friends love to come out here and visit on holidays and stay in LALANA village,

Take Care All,

David.........

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Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

#141 Post by coledavis » August 17th, 2008, 8:47 pm

Well, my name's Cole Davis, so I guess I was in an imaginative mood.
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