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Your First Internet Forum Username

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SalixIncendium, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. ADigitalArtist

    ADigitalArtist Well-Known Member
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    Not to put too fine a point on it but people have been killed by police who have been fooled into believing a kidnapping or bomb situation is going on in a home because a deranged internet troll phoned it in.

    It's called swatting.

    One person that happened to had done nothing but beat someone else in a video game.

    Fun fact, the reason we probably won't be seeing that ******** TJ Miller in any more Deadpool movies is because he falsely reported a bomb in the purse of a woman he fought with on an Amtrak train.

    Granted, I definitely don't think this will happen to anyone who gives their private information out online. But I do think that is probably one of the worst things that could happen. Of course doxxing has led to all sorts of harassing behavior too.
     
  2. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    People can get you fired from your job, swat you, steal all your money, steal your identity (in the legal sense) kidnap you or just simply harras you.
    I recall in schools they started awareness campaigns warning kids of the dangers and that was barely after the Internet was invented.
    I've done some borderline questionable stuff online in my teen years. Borne from naivety. But I'd never give out even remotely personal details.
     
  3. ADigitalArtist

    ADigitalArtist Well-Known Member
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    If we are not counting AOL (3.5 is when I started) my first one was kyuuten(きゅうてん) which has several meanings in Japanese depending on how its written or the context it is being used. Mine alternated between sudden change (急転) and sky (九天).
     
  4. Father Heathen

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    "Decapitron", waaaay back during 90's.
     
  5. exchemist

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    exchemist.
     
  6. columbus

    columbus yawn <ignore> yawn

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    Twice, I have joined atheist forums under the screen name Hevvin Machine.
    I am just difficult that way.

    Every other forum since 1999 I am Tom.
    With the lame screen name of Columbus.
    Tom
     
  7. wizanda

    wizanda One Accepts All Religious Texts
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    wizanda - As couldn't get Zanda @ yahoo so decided to make up www i Zanda; even tho it sounds like a wizard, thought it would be interesting to put the religious off, whilst still having a sacred name.

    In my opinion. :innocent:
     
  8. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    My first username was Christine, how adventurous (or devious) was that. It was way back when you could usually use your name without numbers or special characters.

    Don't remember the forum name and long since been absorbed by artstation or devientart or similar.
     
  9. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Oldest Heretic

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    I have stuck with terrywoodenpic
     
  10. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I use my real name on some forums.
    But on forums like this one, where many people
    are abusive, I prefer that things be less personal.
    And here I'm Groundskeeper Willie.
     
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  11. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    RF abusive? Wow, such a sheltered life you lead.

    There are a few posters on here that migrated from the virtual food fight that was _________

    Name withheld to protect the innocent.
     
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  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    It's true.
    Revoltistan is much like Hobbiton in The Shire...but with taller hobbits.
    The occasional haggis has flown here too.
     
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  13. Subduction Zone

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    I have no clue which forum you are talking about:rolleyes:
     
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    Not that this has anything to do with TJ Miller, but have you ever seen the movie We're the Millers..? I watched that the other night and died laughing.:)

     
  15. Cooky

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    Indeed... I've seen you around, Mr. Woodenpic.
     
  16. Cooky

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    I doubt anyone would ever do anything like that to me though. ;)

    But no, seriously, I've had people stalk me, and like report like every move I make to mod staff on other forums because they hated me so much. :D
     
  17. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    The first I remember was at Runnersworld. It was my legal first name (which is not Jainarayan) and first initial of my last name. Not very creative, I know. :p
     
  18. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    I joined the interwebs in 1993 or so, on the original Diablo's Battle.net as YmirGF. Who knew I'd still be using it 26 years later and have never used any other moniker. Two part moniker, first part was the user name, Ymir, (pronounced WHY-MER) or alternately (Ya-mere) and the 2nd part was the Guild one was associated with and mine was "Golden Falcon", hence GF.
     
  19. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    The Internet is a weird and whacky place.
     
  20. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Ymir was the name given to the creature from Venus in the movie '20 Million Miles to Earth'. In Norse mythology Ymir is the primordial and ancestral jötun.
     
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