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zBrown

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



Gunkie

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.
Prod

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

Signed,

Guy Kenny
aka Prod.

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

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. :)

locker

Social climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:02am PT

"My 'real name' has been posted here a zillion times."...


Ludmilla Beelzabulb???...



EDITED:

I DIDN'T get the 69th post!!!

;-/

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:39am PT
the mouse got to merced in 1961 as Brian

within a month he became rodentized

from is more hick-sounding than of, which suggests vanity

not terribly vain

everyone's from somewhere

most are here now

some are going nowhere

the rest may as well be in the middle of a desert in California.

so Duh!

I'm waking up. I've been unconscious. And I'm burning up with thirst. Who's got a soda?!

Thank you, Andy! Quite the best compliment I've had here...

But none of this addresses "icon-changing whimsy."
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
...because Velociraptor Dickstump was taken already. Didn't know there was another one.


Just kidding, my names really Dirk Gherkin
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
A rose by any other name.....


Doesn't matter to me what people want to call themselves. I picked my screen name in memory of a dog I had for 15 years. My furry friend died about the time I started visiting discussion forums so I chose to honor him in this manner. (Chewy was already taken so I went with Chewybacca)

I think it is kind of silly to assume we are hiding from something, or are going to be rude, just because we use a different screen name.

edit- Many of us have our real names in our profile.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
I've met many, many people who recognize me via my name here and have introduced themselves.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
I now realize I missed a bet. If I had used my full name here, maybe it would mask the more egregious results of a Google search.

John
nopantsben

climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
i guess that if enough people know you by your ST screenname it's pretty similar to using your real name. I fell like if you start insulting / criticizing people or post your opinion in aggressive ways it'd be cool to put a real name at the bottom of a post and en-able messages.
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Nov 23, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
I've met many, many people who recognize me via my name here and have instantly turned and ran as fast they could. Never to be seen again.

Now that is the way I like it. Keeps the crowds away. Oh yeah...
nevahpopsoff

Boulder climber
the woods
Nov 23, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
Mine dates from the dark ages when the internet was in it's infancy and I've just kept using it. Stems from an old joke about a russian climber (not funny), and I DO pop off sometimes.
In real life I'm Dave Antaya.
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Nov 23, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
Hey Roger,

This is Dan Merrick but keep that to yourself. You probably remember me from our trip to Starr King with Clint.

I was in the habit of posting on forums and news groups with my name or some form form of it when I first signed up here. At that time it seemed like almost everybody here used a screen name and I assumed that was the tradition for this site.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 23, 2012 - 10:06pm PT

Locker didn't get the 69th post becus he's BAILER now!!!
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