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

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

Ludmilla Beelzabulb???...


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."

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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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