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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 7:09 AM
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Boy...do I feel out of place....
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Jornada 660lx Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 8:26 AM
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mine came from my first H/pc
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Jorkapp Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 8:48 AM
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Mine comes from way back in the day when I was in elementary school. My school had just gotten this new fangled thing called "the internet" - which I had privately at home for a year and a half already.

Since it was new in the school - many teachers and students didn't know what to make of it, and neither did the administrators when it came to making rules. Obviously, the easy ones were there (no porn, hate sites, etc).

I discovered IRC one day at school, and I couldn't think of a nickname for the life of me. My teacher (looking over my shoulder at this bizzare communication network) then said to use my school login ID as a nickname so they can know what I'm sending. These people obviously never heard of just using a network log.

Since I knew the value of online privacy, it would be blatantly obvious to anyone who saw my login ID as to what my real name was (School login ID was first 4 letters of first and last name -> Jordan Kapp -> Jordkapp), so i compromised to drop the 'd' to make it less obvious. I ended up building an online reputation with that nickname, and it stuck.

Funny thing is, I thought it would never hold for long. But, many a year later, a fair amount of IRC goers, given only the hint - it's a mix of my first and last name - still cannot guess my name. I've had some funny guesses in the past, too.


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torch Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 9:05 AM
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interesting, jorkappm I would have never figured that out
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 10:44 AM
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Well, the admins have the power to chang user names if you are feeling that left out Rich
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 10:53 AM
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stasheck - 2006-03-22 1:01 PM

Mostly I'm curious about C:Amie and Cmonex (WallyTheHacker is quite easy ).

Mine is the best english transcription of my name that I could think of:

My name is Stanisław, friends call me Staszek - but no foreigners seem able to spell it, so in order to help them, I'm Stasheck Not perfect, but... ;-)


wow i could never figure out wallythacker...

cmonex is easy though... you probably know my first name, the "mon" comes from that. "e" is the first letter of my last name (ok actually it is first in my country, and first name is the last ). also it was my fav letter a long time ago as for the "c" and the "x", mmm they just looked nice there (& they have some meanings for me). btw first it was just cmone, created it for a forum long long years ago, made even an email address with it. then when i had to register somewhere else (this forum? ) i had no cool ideas so went with cmone and put the "x" there, otherwise it would have been too boring for me.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 11:18 AM
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cmone sounds like "Simone" and reads like "come on"

I like is capitalised CmoneX

My name remains a play on my name. In some quarters it's had to be C-Amie though, not all systems like the use of the :

I only started using it when I setup this forum, before that I used the name of the site Which given that HPC:Factor is a team effort wasn't going to wash.

I'll probably rename my personal home page C:Amie - but now of you know about that
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asemisldkfj Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 11:34 AM
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I get this question a lot . Mine comes from the home row of a QWERTY keyboard. It's just the keys of the home row, back and forth: a ; s l d k f j, with semi for the semicolon because I can't typically use that in a username.
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cmonex Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 12:45 PM
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cmone sounds like "Simone" and reads like "come on"

I like is capitalised CmoneX


yes cmone sounds like that, that was one reason why i didn't keep it.

CmoneX - nice way of writing it...

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2006-03-22 12:59 PM
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I can modify it on the readout if you like it/would like it.
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stasheck Page Icon Posted 2006-03-23 1:03 PM
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Thx a lot, I don't know how I didn't see it

Anyway, what's for Cmonex?

And for C:Amie - when I first saw it, I thought about C:\ prompt, and Amie stands for "friend" in some language I guess
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Derek.HPCManiac Page Icon Posted 2006-03-23 2:00 PM
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My nickname was the most curious:

Derek = My Name
HPC Maniac explains all.

My father was a Supermarket man, He are the Administrator. I worked in Supermarket since my 13 years old, and the ReSellers usually have an HPC or PPC to take the notes and the products.

I ever "steal" the HPCs to stay drawing, writing, and watching videos. The most popular HPC was Jornada 720.
Then, a reseller have nicked me "Derek THE HPC Maniac"

My mail has a biggest history too.

Probably most peoples of here have watched "Sonic" in TV.
I was addicted to this, and Hedgehog, translating, is "Ourio" in Portuguese, and I play Drums, the dude that plays drums in Sonic Undergroung was Manic, and my mail stay: "ManicOurico@hotmail.com"

I'm a very happy people...
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CardBoardCrusader Page Icon Posted 2006-03-23 3:42 PM
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Not trying to be vulgar, but if you switch the 'w' and the 't' in wallythacker...

No offense, but when I first joined, I seriously thought that's what it was hinting at...
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SueNY Page Icon Posted 2006-03-23 4:14 PM
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Mine is pretty obvious..my name and where I live. For a writer I am not at all creative when it comes to user names!
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KBoyKool Page Icon Posted 2006-03-23 4:29 PM
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Mine has a bit of a story to it, but I'll give you the short version. I hope to someday write the long version and post it on my website. It would help explain the domain name, at least.

In college, several of my fraternity brothers and I called our clique the "Sucky White Boy Dancers". As we were all white (caucasian) we don't have any rhythm or soul and therefore, suck at dancing. We thought it only fitting to take on "ghetto names" and were even introduced by such monikers at fraternity parties. The first letter of my given name is "K", so KBoyKool came of that.

Though we never used our nicknames apart from parties and talking with others in our clique, mine stuck well beyond college. A couple of months before graduating, I established an AOL account. I tried to use my license plate (car tag) number (actually all letters) but that screen name was taken. Naturally, I went with my ghetto name. Once I took my first job and moved to a new town, a pastor at my church called me "KBoyKool" because of my email address. My college nickname took on new life outside the confines of my alma mater and has stayed with me ever since. Few people still call my KBoyKool, but with it being my website domain and email address, it will forever be a part of my identity.

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