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Roger Brown

climber
Oceano, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 13, 2012 - 05:57pm PT
Just curious,
Why would someone use a screen name rather than their real name? For me, it is kinda hard to take someone serious if I don't know who is doing the talking. When someone says something to someone using a screen name it's like talking behind their back. Maybe if we all used our real names, you know like talking face to face, we would be a little more thoughtful before we opened our mouths. Would a page with all the screen names matched up with the real names be a good thing. Voluntary of course. Then we would at least know who we were talking to.
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
i agree! however its not that easy to change to your real name one you have the screen name. i emailed chris mac to change mine last month, but havnt heard back. so i went to the comment section for supertopo and left a comment that i would like to change to my name. perhaps a computer wise person could give me the beta, but i think i need to have a different email address to change this.
dan mcdevitt
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
Some of our "screen names" predate screen names.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
God. Like THIS hasn't been bashed around on ST before..............sheesh.
snakefoot

climber
cali
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
agreed, this is an old topic....
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
Agree that it has been talked about before but it's a great topic.

Would I say the same things if my name was on them? Yes.

Could someone fine my real name based on the information I've posted here? Yes

How about just adding your real name in the details section so instead of saying where you are from it's your real name?

Erik
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:18pm PT
There's nothing new under the Sun. Accept your Fate! Your Destiny is to go on & on & on & on(you get the idea) until the Supertorpor sets in completely.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:18pm PT

God. Like THIS hasn't been bashed around on ST before..............sheesh.

CRACK ME UP!

oxoxoxo

I'm:

eKaterinaBallerinaCoolitaOrcaLitaHumpBackValdezOldDadBrockmanTheUnBlinny

philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
I don't want anyone to know who I am so I can post what ever I damn well please.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:24pm PT

I don't want anyone to know who I am so I can post what ever I damn well please.

I see you!

:-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:37pm PT

Too many creeps out there.

NoSir.

I'm not a creep.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:37pm PT
I use a screen name but use a real picture of myself for my avatar.

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
my name is terence wilson,wilbeer,has been a hockey nickname since the 70s,there i have outed myself.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
I have recently, within the last year or two, petitioned cMac (man I wish he would use his real name) to change my screen name to Clark Gable and if that is taken, then to Clark Bar

In the meantime, to satisfy Roger Breedlove's request, going forward everyone should always print his/her non-screen name at the bottom of each post.


Clark Kent

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
shazaam - Micky Thompson's kid on the ST? I can dig it.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:57pm PT
Philo, is that really you?
It's me, k-man. But you can call me Kelly (as if I don't already have enough weirdos following me around...).


<g>
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 13, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
my real name is boring. Might as well be Jane Doe.


Susan Walker
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Nov 13, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
my screen name contains my real name, an old nickname and and a hint of who I really am. My last name is irrelevant, it is way common and not what I was born too.

Plus, what lolli said.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Nov 13, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Don't need crazies stalking me. It is not a fear, it is a past reality. Ladies in particular need to be careful.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 13, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
ditto. too many weirdos and doing a google search of your own name can provide frightening results.

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