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Old 05-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Why do you think other SS.org members chose their particular user name?

It's said that poetry and art change in meaning because the viewer changes in outlook and experience.

We've had topics before asking what a member was thinking when choosing a name. I'm more interested in knowing what you think of when you see a particular member's name.

I know that I sometimes read handles here, and I know there's a story behind it. I also know that I might see something which isn't really there, but I see it none the less.

Soldini, for example. Like the Sun, so I picture him as the Sun King, and therefore a bit more knowledgeable. Plus, that Houdini thing going on.

Anyone about whom you have ideas based on their user name?

If you don't care enough to research your own question, why should anyone else care more?

"Pay no attention to his long winded posts... (Explorer) seldomly knows what he's talking about."

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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3 guesses. go!



Explorer - his love of FORD knows no bounds.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Project name. I figure quite a few people's names are their project/band name

I just wasted your time.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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i think mine speaks for itself
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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My image of a member is pretty influenced by their avatar, too. Sometimes that makes for a rude awakening when I see an actual photo of them!
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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My image of a member is pretty influenced by their avatar, too. Sometimes that makes for a rude awakening when I see an actual photo of them!
so i know and love Ultraman but what is hollowway
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:52 PM   #7
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Path of Emptiness if I'm not mistaken ...

Mine is my name but i believe that we grow to live up to our names whether they are given to us or we choose them for ourselves.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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Mine was given to me when I was in Iraq in 2005. Believe it or not but, the main thing soldiers in Iraq do is sit around playing COD4, Ghost Recon, and Halo. Possumkiller became my SN for Halo multiplayer tournaments.

Even though I'm not really a redneck, I was given the name when people found out I was from the middle of the back-woods nowhere in Florida. People were always talking about how great Florida is and I just never could resist letting them know that obviously the only part of Florida they saw was the white part by the water. As soon as you get north of the beach, you might as well be in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, or any other deep south hell hole.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #9
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Ok, let's try again. Not the story behind your name. Why someone else chose that name.

edit: I'll give it a try.

Explorer knows it all, and I guess he likes to read a lot and EPLORE new .....

The Armada now known as JamesM Must love boats even though he builds planes.

Bulb must (just like me) llove the sound made by shattering a lightbulb.

Ghost of Perdition probablly likes Opeth a lot.

Is this... guitar?
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #10
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I started out with Nothing,I still got some left...
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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I often try to guess what people are like through their user names as well. There seems to be a few categories on this board: band/project names, song names, guitar models, real names, and old internet handles. I also suspect that there may be a correlation between how 'serious' someone's user name is and how serious a forumite they are, though I can't be sure because I'm biased by being familiar with all the regulars here.

If you're going to 'like' my posts, give me some rep instead.

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Old 05-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #12
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I think The Reverend chose his name because he likes small children

Is this... guitar?
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #13
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and MaxofMetal because he likes well, METAL!!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #14
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@Scherzo - Dude, that's so wrong! *laugh*

Remember, this isn't about *your* handle, but about what you think of when you read other users' handles.

The Somberlain's handle, combined with his normal avatar, makes me picture him as a quiet academic who is contacted infrequently by government agencies for his input on matters of national security. "Well..." taking a puff of his pipe, "...we should assume that the aliens are hostile, given how that body was scorched. Those burn patterns show a pattern of experimentation and observation, as opposed to it being accidental." He's like a combination of that Pierce Brosnan character from "Mars Attacks!" and the scientist from "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Again... this isn't about *your* handle, but about what you think of when you read other users' handles.

If you don't care enough to research your own question, why should anyone else care more?

"Pay no attention to his long winded posts... (Explorer) seldomly knows what he's talking about."

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Old 05-20-2012, 11:01 PM   #15
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I like to think of Scherzo as Gandalf

And Explorer as Koh from Avatar: The last airbender, but instead of stealing faces he steals knowledge.

[Fiction] 1:47 pm: she could probably toss a salad with that thing
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:39 AM   #16
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Fiction- Aloof, debonair, rico suave.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:43 AM   #17
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For the longest time I pictured JeffFromMtl with the idea that his name was Jeff From Metal. Which gave me the image of the typical member on here. Then I learned that it was Jeff From Montreal, and I pictured an older French guy. I think I was right the first time!

I also think of DJPharaoh as an actual house music style DJ, obviously because of the name. There's just no way in real life he looks like I have him pictured.

Edit: Yup, I was totally wrong on Mesh. I just looked him up and he looks nothing like Skrillex. Which I think we can agree is a good thing!
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:50 AM   #18
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Fiction probably thinks he's "larger" than real life.

Explorer is descended from Christopher Columbus.

toiletstand had a traumatic run-in with a trucker in a public bathroom as a child and would prefer not to talk about it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:17 AM   #19
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I think The Reverend chose his name because he likes small children
You're thinking of Catholic priests, man.










But perhaps I'm a pedo anyway...

If you're going to 'like' my posts, give me some rep instead.

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Old 05-21-2012, 02:40 AM   #20
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Yes ............s why..
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:42 AM   #21
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Yes ............s why..
Stealthtastic, now stealthdjentastic, chosen to express his flaming love for stealthy men.

I'm on a rock floating through space.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:00 AM   #22
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Explorer did a lot of acid and blindinglight is part worm
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:01 AM   #23
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I always pictured stealth as a naughty child.

Explorer I pictured as s a smart 'read between the lines' kinda guy

Holloway is a very middle class university in a very middle class place around here, if someone here were to be related to Holloway in some way I imagine them wearing glasses, have messy hair and drink lots of tea and enjoy things like re-enacting the battle of Hastings

Fiction, the first thing that came to mind was the literature reference, and from that I thought it was quite a clever, thought out name that made a bit of a statement about the guy, who probably reads.

Toiletstand is probably 15, or at least that's the impression id get from a name like toiletstand

Scherzo is a very musical term, suggests education again.

Possumkiller is a very redneck name I picture you being like the guy in 30 seconds or less who plans the bomb thing (the bossy one) hahaha.

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:55 AM   #24
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No real explanation needed for mine.

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:57 AM   #25
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It's hilarious that one of my mental associations regarding some members isn't even true, and I didn't really think about it until it came up in this topic. I assumed both Jeff and Max had originally joined because they were promoting their band. I figured, since I don't know even half the bands mentioned on this site, this was just more of the same to me. *laugh*

If you don't care enough to research your own question, why should anyone else care more?

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