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k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:57pm 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...).


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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 13, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
my real name is boring. Might as well be Jane Doe.


Susan Walker
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Nov 13, 2012 - 04:24pm 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 - 04:47pm 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 - 05:13pm PT
ditto. too many weirdos and doing a google search of your own name can provide frightening results.

QITNL

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:21pm PT
My real name is non-boring. If it leaked, this place would be swarmed with paparazzi, people asking for my autograph. Hipsters and groupies follow me like mosquitoes. Some people get jealous; others, bit.

-Joe
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
I tried to do it with my real name twice. Cmac even tried to help, but it was screwed up. In fact, I can't even use my real email. I figured it was just meant to be that way for a reason and went with it. Many of my buddies know me as Couchmaster since I got taggged with that moniker over 30 years back.It's not a secret. Sorry, but I post as "billcoe" on Cascadeclimbers and Mountain Project as penance.

-Bill (Coe)

on the bright side, anytime anyone gets pissed at me and sends a nastygram to billcoe@mail.com, I don't see it for 4 to 6 months. LOL

Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Don't let Jeremy kid ya. He really is a Smurf!
His Mom told me so....

I'm still Kirk Bland, so there.
pc

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
Yep. Too many creeps 'round here.

But come on...Roger Brown? As if that's your real name...





;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
Precedent has been set. If you want to be taken seriously around here you sign your name to your post when it matters. Otherwise you just get treated like a troll.

Mike Cowper.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Why would someone use a screen name rather than their real name?

Good question. Because everyone else does?

A couple forums to which I belong are so small that we all know each other and hang out together on occasion. So screen names are okay. Even if someone uses a false screen screen name we still know who it is anyway from their comments and language.

I started using my real first and last name on the last few Internet forums that I joined. I don't like using screen names.

Harry Marinakis
Gilroy

Social climber
Boulderado
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
I have an screen name that is my nickname and my dad's before me because them damn Texans can't handle the true pronunciation of a Cajun's real name. Besides, how do we know you're really Roger Brown? On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog....

There are plenty of solid reasons not to use your actual name on the intard webs. Not to mention, I don't care if you don't take me seriously. Those that know me will and that's all I really care about.

Keith Guillory

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
My name is as common as it gets. No one uses it.

John Anderson
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Why would someone use a screen name rather than their real name?

I googled "Roger Brown" and now I know everything about you.

Well, you and 43,343 people with the same name. But one of them is probably you...



Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
I have to have a screen name cause my real name is Scott Peterson.
It really is a perfectly good name. I've had it all my life and I am older than that creep that offed his wife and baby!

Actually I like being Plaidman. And it is just Plaidman. Not The Plaidman.
Kinda like you wouldn't call Superman The Superman. Or Batman The Batman. So it's Plaidman. Kinda like Catwoman. I am a Scottish kinda superhero.

Credit: Plaidman
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Dig it, Plaidman. But for a while, Batman WAS called The Batman.
Seriously. In the comic books.
Gene

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
I chose mine cuz it's short and easy for me to remember.

Gene
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
why does anyone need to know who a random poster is?

if the behavior or posts are problematic, the issue is how to get rid of it, not how to uncover what the real name of the person is.


if it's more about knowing who I am as a person, then well, like the rest of us one must go climbing with us, meet us at the parking lot, at the crag, or email us.

But I've already met Roger, so it's all cool. :)


basically search engines changed the nature of posting in a BBS. There's nothing to hide per se about who I am, just no reason to have our posts be judged out of context (the true definition of privacy btw).

High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Really, what's the big deal one way or the other?
Mark Sensenbach

climber
CA
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
I agree. real names work for me.
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