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A long way from where I started
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
I had a name. Or at least I assume I did. But things get complicated after enough turns of the wheel, and one forgets... So I just get by as best I can, and don't worry about who I might have been when I was a real, living being.

If that don't do it for you, well, I've climbed with a lot of the people who populate this place, and they can tell you whatever name they gave me.

Tami calls me Davey, for whatever that's worth.

Social climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
Always allow anonymous voices. You can choose not to be offended and to ignore others who are negative, and its those anonymous voices that sometimes spark the best ideas.


Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 13, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
Pud is a spiritual name from the early Roman days.

To "pud" was to give of ones self without expecting anything in return.
You could say someone was "puddable" if he/she was known as a helping individual.
A "pudder" was only helpful sometimes.

Not everyone liked to be "pudded" but everyone loved "pudding"

A long way from where I started
Nov 13, 2012 - 10:19pm PT
but everyone loved "pudding"

Especially chocolate pudding!

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:08am PT
Dig it, Plaidman. But for a while, Batman WAS called The Batman.
Seriously. In the comic books.

I am not a comic book character. Just A character.
Captain...or Skully

Nov 14, 2012 - 01:09am PT
So far.....
The user formerly known as stzzo

Sneaking up behind you
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:17am PT
Screen names are internet tradition.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:19am PT
We all wanne be someone we're not, right?

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:41am PT
I'm easily discoverable to registered users (via my email address, which I've used for decades in many different 'net contexts), but my screen name does provide a bit of obfuscation to folks who aren't registered. That's the line I've decided upon. Seems to work so far.

Gold Canyon, AZ
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:47am PT
I just couldn't come up with anything cool.

Curt Shannon

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:48am PT
my guess is that Roger Brown is 60 or older, thus his confusion over proper use of the internet.


ps Roger you have the most boring name ive ever heard, you should seize any opportunity to call yourself something more cool.

from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 14, 2012 - 07:35am PT
never been called hooblie in a tone i didn't embrace. my "nom de valley" is
all i got left of those days except for fond memories so i'm stickin' withit.

if you aim to administrate me, i guess we'd have to go formal

Social climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:22am PT
Didn't a climbing rag editor give Dingus his moniker which he gladly adopted? Maybe my memory fails me at this advanced age...

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 14, 2012 - 09:30am PT
Not all people using screen names are hiding. I used one when I signed up thinking that was the protocol. Yet, I've never hidden who I am. My 'real name' has been posted here a zillion times.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:15am PT
Bonana fanna fo
fee fi mo


Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:17am PT
DMT must be a spook, I don't have no "About Us" button.

Yo dude, took me like 5 years for the light bulb to go on about yer screen name. Blondes ;->

Edited; (Oops, there it is, whakinyasaybout a blonde with no coffee and small print?)

I know Roger, he's real and likes pancakes.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:17am PT
^there is no button, but it is there. Interestingly enough it is called "About Us" - I looked at it over a zillion times

yo Crimpie, yo tam bien

had to look up a zillion

was informed that it is "an indeterminately huge number"

since it is indeterminate then I'm safe in saying my name has popped up on the order of a zillion times

Uncle tam bien


Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:19am PT
I don't use my real name because it ends up adding to my search engine results. I often times say stupid things or things that can be easily taken out of context on message boards that I'd prefer not be tied to my online persona.

My real name is readily available in my email address. I'm not hiding, just trying to look less psychotic.

For those who have been posting on internet message boards, forums, or commenting on online news articles for more than a year or two and consistently use their real name, do a Google search on your name. You might be shocked, delighted, or impressed with what you find.

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:41am PT
What Calli.... I mean Crimpie said!


Guy Kenny
aka Prod.

Edit** I got the 69th post!!!

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Hahaha! I just looked and thought, "who got the lucky 69?" Couldn't have gone to a better guy Prod. :)

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