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Old 04-19-2003, 05:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old members, masquerading under new names.

Hmmmm.... Now that I thought of it, after I re-registered of course, I could have changed my username and slunk around semi-anonymously. If someone checked my email, and remembered who it belonged to I'd be busted, but hey, what are the odds of that? I wouldn't really be "busted" in a bad way. As far as I'm aware there is no rule prohibiting something like that, how could there be?

Anyway, I got to wondering if anyone is doing that? Could one of our old and dear friends be re-inventing themselves under a new handle? What an interesting idea that is. Would we recognize them? Could they hide for long? More importantly, would I treat them differently if I knew who they "really" were?
That'll burn your noodle, won't it?
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought about renaming myself, but for good or bad, I am who I am...
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I too thought of using my other name i use on my other boards Hawk, but then i remembered on the old board someone had that so i don't wanna go stealing their thunder, and i'm getting to like this name that I have now
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought of coming up with a new alias, but I am crazybill, and crazybill I will stay. (I guess I could have dropped the 5280 part though)
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nobody knew me here anyway, so it didn't seem to matter
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you'd think you'd want the old TFP members to recognize you no?

each to thier own eh.welcome back everyone
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I hope there are a couple of people that don't change, because
I have enough visions of them running around the kitchen with
just a pair of oven mitts on---don't think my mind can handle any
more---love ya all--welcome back.
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I changed my password, does that count?
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i thought of putting the capitals in the spots where my handle has capitals on other sites.. then i thought about it... and i like it just the way that it is.

now if i could just remember my sig...
 
Old 04-19-2003, 06:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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why start hiding now

and who can really hide from a moderator
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I am content to stay with what I have. And I hope all of the regulars can do the same. We have come to know each other by our "given" TFP names and it is a comfort zone and a safe place.

I didn't even think of changing mine. I was more concerned that someone would "get " it before I did.

*EDIT* It sure feels good to be home!
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I used to be Yomomma, but I got sick of the name and I was fairly new anyway. I'm not really hiding, except for the fact that acted like a bit of an asshat before.
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i'm the still the same
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Same 'ol same 'ol for me... interesting concept though.

*logs off and starts to register as a Tammi look alike*
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i'll always be bundy!

damn its good to be back in the cosy halls of the tfp!!
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Nope, I'm me.

But you can tell regulars by the way they "speak"
Don't ask me how, but sooner or later I can recognize the difference.
And I know others can too.
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:18 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I like being me - I have put in my old .sig and will add in my old avatar and title as soon as I can get it
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I have to be me, so I kept the same name
I'm very glad most others did the same
besides if I changed I might forget who I am
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I thought about changing mine, but then couldn't think of one. And I didn't wanna have to wait to get setup again, so here I am.
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:59 AM   #23 (permalink)
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my name kicks too much ass to change it.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:02 AM   #24 (permalink)
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i don't think phred green is my favourite username ever, i'd have changed it to aristotle quance (super mad happy points if you get that reference), but too many people know me as phred... i'm not gonna change a good thing.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:15 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Bizzare, billage, but I thought about doing just that. But then the harsh reality set in; no one would recognize me. Probably don't recognize me now, even though I had over 1000 posts in V3.0.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:17 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I went from BoCoMoFo to just BoCo since that's what everyone calls me anyway.

Think it fooled anyone?
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:19 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I removed my ' does that count?


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Old 04-19-2003, 08:25 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I briefly considered going back to my usual internet handle, but everyone knows me as Lebell and I'm comfortable with it.

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Old 04-19-2003, 08:37 AM   #29 (permalink)
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But you can tell regulars by the way they "speak"
Don't ask me how, but sooner or later I can recognize the difference.
And I know others can too.
Yup. After a while, you get used to the way someone tends to respond and know who it is based on those words. I considered shortening my nick to 'spec' because that's what I go by in chat, but I decided to stick with spectre since that's what most on the boards know me as.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:39 AM   #30 (permalink)
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same name.. its great to be finally back!!
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:41 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I changed my nickname
I used ommorpheus before.
I was going to request nickname change anyways.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:41 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Why would one wanna change their name and "hide" on the TFP? Oh, the Tiity Board..........right
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:41 AM   #33 (permalink)
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great, now I can't decide if I AM me. How would I know? Would I smell different? I think I'm typing faster. OH CRAP! IM NOT ME AHHHHHHHhhhhhh.....
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:42 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Same name, same game!
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:08 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I was lagarto in the last version. But I didn't change to hide, in fact I've said 3 times in posts and once in my journal that I've changed, and even put it in my sig

I've used frenik for longer than I've used lagarto, I don't really like lagarto and there's some history behind frenik. So if you knew me as lagarto, rewire your brain to know me as Frenik.
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:12 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Still me - in all my anonymously generic splendor!
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:16 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I was able to get back my name with the space in the middle. It was axed while I was on vacation last year.
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:18 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Never even thought of changing nicks. I was more concerned about some joker taking it before I got to it.
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:19 AM   #39 (permalink)
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It seems to me that most people have kept there names...which is great...I for one have changed mine...New board=New name...that's my New philosophy....You'll get clues. Like rogue49 said, you can identify members by the way we speak.....For now I am GuttersnipeXL!!!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:24 AM   #40 (permalink)
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*logs off and starts to register as a Tammi look alike*

that is funny
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